Friday, March 22, 2013

Travel Mug Mug Rug

I was listening to the radio on the way to work last week.  The DJ was giving away travel coffee mugs, but listeners had to do something unique to get one...no boring texts or Facebook messages here.  That morning a woman was interviewed as she made a movie to get her coffee mug.  Interesting....

So I got home that night and made a little paper pieced travel coffee mug mug rug for the morning DJ.  I knew his mug was orange with a black lid, so I tried to stick to that theme.  I embroidered a little BH, too, as it's a Breakfast with Hector morning show/travel mug.


I quilted it in concentric diamonds echoing the embroidered piece.  I really loved doing this, which bodes well for doing something similar on my Pezzy Pizazz quilt.


So the next morning, I stopped off at the radio station on my way to work and dropped in the mug rug.  The hope was 1) to get a little air time to promote the shop and 2) to get a little coffee mug.   I did get a bit of air time, which was super.  I wish I could link you up to it, but for the life of me I can't get the radio station's website to load correctly.  Doesn't matter.  It was just a bit of fun...and great promotion for the shop.  No mug, though.

Irish folks, would you tell me what radio stations you listen to?  And at what times?  It was so insanely easy to get a bit of air time here, I'd love to do the same with other stations hoping to advertise the shop a bit.  Your help is totally appreciated.


27 comments:

Linda Coleman said...

I usually listen to 98FM or Today and usually early in the morning (7 till 8) and evening (6 to 7) while travelling to work and home

Sooli said...

Can't believe they didn't give you a mug after all that effort, stingy of them I think!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

That is so great! Go you!!

Quilter in the Gap said...

Personally I am appalled they didn't give you a mug. Good thing you couldn't get the website to load...lol

cheeky monkey said...

Cool mug rug! I am sure he will be happy now every morning. The work will be so much more fun

I am sorry, but I only listen in the car (FM2) and at home I have my app on the phone to listen to Austrian radio! So not a big help

Di said...

Good idea but what a tight lot not to have given you a mug. Good that you got some free advertising though. Di x

linda said...

cannot believe he did not send you a mug !!!! but the air time is great !!

linda said...

we could all bombard him with e-mails :))))

Diane-crewe said...

I hope you do get a mug... if there is a campain to get you one let me know !! lol x

Keela said...

After I get back from dropping the kids to school I listen to Tuburdy on 2fm 9-11am, only peace and quite I get to hear the radio :)

Keela said...

Meant peace and Quiet...;)

Leanne said...

Why no mug? Maybe he needs a matching mug cozy, you could stop in again?

Canadian Abroad said...

You so should have got the travel mug!!! What do they want, something hand quilted while standing on your head on top of the Golden Gate Bridge?

Judith, Belfast said...

Great idea to go bearing gifts! Great MR C! Jxo

Janet said...

I can't imagine why you didn't get a travel mug!! Very creative idea and wonderful marketing for you. I suppose in the end that is more valuable than a travel mug.

Janet said...

Hey I like the idea of bombarding him with e-mails. What would the e-mail address be???

tomomi mcelwee said...

nice design! i like it!! i normallylisten to the today fm. but probably not for next two weeks because no school run.

Bossymamma said...

I really like the design you came up with.

Rosy Sews said...

I listen to Ian Dempsey before school drop off and then listen to Ray D'Arcy - both on Today FM. Ian was doing a spot on people starting their own business for a while - don't know if he is still doing it. Very mean of Hector not to send you on a mug!

Patchwork and Play said...

Great mug rug! It's not as if they are giving away thousands of dollars- so of course you should have got a mug, for all your efforts!

Annabella said...

I'm so happy you got some air time for FS but wish you got your mug too!

Dianne Neale said...

No mug? miserable so and so's! I can feel a campaign coming on!

Flying Blind... said...

Fab idea - but no mug!!!?? Ungrateful sod!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

I usually listen to the Dublin radio stations. 98 FM and 104Fm
I do head over to Kildare FM to listen to what crazy traffic is happening on the N7...(there was a mattress in the right lane this week...so random!)

I'm sure it would be no harm trying...got nothing to loose right!

Katy Cameron said...

ROFL, nutter! Hope it brings you some custom, though can't believe they didn't give you a mug too!

Judy said...

That's really creative! I bet he was jazzed to get it. Best wishes on your getting more air time.
Hello from Idaho,
Judy

Sophie Belle Designs said...

good thinking batman

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