Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Naming my monkey is driving me bananas

Name me...
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
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A couple of weeks ago I started a contest to name the My 1-2-3 Cents monkey. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram friends and followers all weighed in. I narrowed down the choices to the four that seemed to be the most logical. 

I want to establish my brand and the monkey is going to become a big part of my marketing effort. My hope is to get on the site Pro Wrestling Tees by the end of the year with a variety of monkey shirts. To do that I need 5,000 Twitter and Instagram followers combined. I'm about 1,800 away from that as we speak. (Cheap plug: follow @kevinhunsperger on Twitter & @kevin_hunsperger on Instagram).

Long term plans include other merchandise featuring the monkey. My thought is if he has a name, it'll be even easier to brand. But here's my problem, even after talking with marketing and social media specialists who are not wrestling fans, fellow fans and just a random Snapchat sampling, I can't seem to seem to make up my mind. So I'm turning to you all again.

Gorilla Monsoon
The two finalists are Jitter (based off his appearance and the fact that the podcast I do is on the Jittery Monkey Podcasting Network) and Monsoon (named after the late, great Gorilla Monsoon).  I have reservations about both for various reasons. But I want more input from you.

So should the monkey be named
a) Jitter
b) Monsoon
c) None of the above, start over
d) Don't name the monkey

You can comment on this post, message me on Twitter (@kevinhunsperger) or on the       My 1-2-3 Cents Facebook page. There's also Instagram and Snapchat too (hunsperger). Thanks for playing (again).