Ask Richard (Branson)

Listeners Vie For Prize for Most Creative Way to Beg Billionaire to Fund Australia's FBi Radio Station

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Australia's FBi radio, on the brink of bankruptcy, worked with Naked on this fund-raising idea to save the station: Ask Richard. FBi implored listeners to ask Richard Branson, the music-loving billionaire and fellow Australian, for almost $1,000,000, with a cash prize for whoever asked him in the most creative way (as judged by Richard). Efforts included a flash mob wearing Branson face masks, a woman who swam to the billionaire's private island, and the baking of 5,000 cupcakes sporting Branson's face. The stunts were covered on blogs, Facebook and Twitter. In the end, Branson called the station and made a generous donation.

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