Saturday, February 24, 2007

An Author AND The Prime Minister of Canada???

Author and blogger Steve Harper shares the same name as the Prime Minister of Canada. Canadians purchase his book on Amazon.com thinking it is the work of their leader.

Steve's friend, Carlon Haas, created a funny video of how the famous politician in the great white north must also have to deal with constantly being confused with the author of The Ripple Effect.

I think Steve (the one in Austin, not the one in Canada) has a huge marketing opportunity on his hands. I think all his business cards and other materials should read "NOT the Prime Minister of Canada". He had better get on it soon, as in a parliamentary system it is hard to tell how long he will have the job. (Too bad the odds are not in my favor that the next PM will be named Thom Singer).

Have A Great Day.

thom

3 comments:

JibberJobber Guy said...

This is really funny! Reminded me of a local businessman in Utah that shares a name with one of the Microsoft founders: Paul Allen.

But the Utah Paul Allen calls himself "Paul Allen The Lesser" and regularly compares his search engine results with "the other" Paul Allen :p

JibberJobber Guy said...

And, his website would be: http://www.PaulAllen.net

Michael said...

Thanks for your nice post!