So where is the candy man going with this?
The other day while working out I was watching the news and they were talking about how they were casting extras for the next Transformer movie. While I have had my fun in front of the camera for various News programs, my wife and staff will tell you that I should keep my day job.
But part of my day job is marketing and branding. So I thought why not bring a giftbasket to the casting deparment in hopes that they use our store or candy van and transform either of them into stars.
So I called my friends at the hotel where the casting call was, (who says networking does not work) and asked if she could get me into to drop off the basket. With the offer of a trade for chocoalte the answer was yes.
Lynda my manager suggested drressing up as a Transformer to make the delivery. So off after letting my fingers do the walking I was off to the costume store in July.
Now here is where the fun begins. I get to the hotel and after talking to the casting department the staff asked If I would work the line and take pictures for their facebook page. Of course I was happy to accomodate them since they accomodated me. Then more and more people wanted to take their picture with the candyman / Transformer
And then a reporter from Skokie Patch asked me to do an interview hopefully it gets posted and then a photograpgher from the Chicgao Tribune arrived one can only hope that gets published too. All along I am passing out cards and coupons.
All in a fun filled Friday morning.
The life of the candy man is sure sweet.
Have a sweet day!
PS I almost forgot my manager wanted to get in on the fun too when I returned to the store....
PSS -- An update the interview did not make it live but I made the Chicago Tribune online too bad they did not put the compnay name along with my image, atleast they spelled my name correctly.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/chi-071913-transformer-4-casting-call-pictures,0,2447905.photogallery David Levine, center, wears a Transformers costume as he takes photos in line Friday, July 19, 2013 for Paramount Pictures' casting call for extras for Michael Bay's 'Transformers 4.