And now for the results of Contest #428: we asked you for the next marketer to build a domain on the Internet and we interacted with these virtual responses:
First Prize: Recently canceled talk-show chattress and home-shopping hostess Joan Rivers combines both jobs and goes online for "Can We Talk?" where Internet users can interact with Ms. Rivers in a variety of chatrooms and shop with her in cyberspace home shopping malls. Monica Tower, sales and promotions manager, The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Second Prize: Too poor to vacation in France this summer? Then why not visit via the Internet? France's Department of Tourism builds a domain on the Internet for all those ugly Americans who they would rather not have visited in person anyway. Stroll through a virtual Louvre, order escargot for second-day DHL Worldwide delivery or spend the day in the Jerry Lewis chat room, talking with the aging comedian or reviewing his old films. Trevor James, free-lance artist, New York.
Third Prize: Dale Carnegie prepares for a future with less human interaction with "How to meet friends and influence people without ever having to actually meet them in person." A new system for building self-esteem and success, and you can stay home by yourself while doing it! Jeff Walter, copywriter, Vital Communications, Lexington, Ky.