If you though the million dollar homepage was a great idea, you may like this one that utilizes video.
Jose Augusto is hoping to sell advertisers a single frame in a TV ad for just $39. From the press release…
“For $39, the price of one frame, everyone can have their 15 minutes of fame. Well, itâ€™s not really 15 minutes, but only 1/25 of a second. But still, YOU can be on TV.
Of course the risk no one will notice it when buying only one frame is substantial, since video will be made of thousands of different frames rapidly flickering. However, one frame can still make a difference when putting imagination to workâ€¦
To avoid extensive viewerâ€™s eye fatigue, blocks of 15 and 30 consecutive seconds have been reserved. Due to the high price they reach, only big investors will be able to buy those blocks to run their commercials. Being side by side with homebrew frames will certain be very appellative to corporations after a young audience who is shifting TV for YouTube. “
I’m not sure what value you’d get out of an ad that shows for 1/25 of a second, and I don’t know which network would be willing to take the risk that they might give some viewers a seizure, but, it’s a novel way to make a profit and donate to charity.