The gift for hard-to-buy-for rock n roll fan has just become easier than ever to buy.
How about a drum head doodled on and signed by the legendary drummer of The Ramones with a personalized video as proof of authenticity? Or a limited edition original artwork print, drum sticks or a jar of MARKY RAMONE's Brooklyn's Own Marinara Pasta Sauce? And all while you watch and he talks to you during the signing – without actually having to be there!
For the first time ever, you can acquire these types of autographed collectibles directly from the artist as if you were there. You can meet them, greet them, and watch them sign official limited edition rock 'n' roll memorabilia from any internet connected device.
And Marky Ramone, legendary drummer for seminal punk rock band The Ramones, will be the first one to do it.
Marky will become the first rock star to partake in an Interactive Meet And Greet Entertainment (IMAGE) experience for fans all over the world – one at a time – with his Online Autograph Meet & Greet Event on Friday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. EST/3 p.m. PST. Marky will give each fan a face to face experience that will be captured for history. And they won't have to wait in line at a store or brave the elements ... it's online at www.MarkyRamone.com.
Indeed, the future of celebrity fan engagement has arrived.
"We’ve finally entered the Twilight Zone," says Marky, the lone surviving member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted group. "I'm so glad that somebody has drummed up this new idea. I've been signing autographs forever, but I never imagined such a cool concept. This is the special sauce that this industry has been waiting for."
The new technology that makes this appearance possible revolutionizes the celebrity direct-to-fan merchandising experience. A fan can eyewitness their pre-purchased item being signed while Marky talks to you through any internet connected device.
Marky can wish a friend "Happy Birthday" or "Happy Holiday" and the autographed item is delivered in the mail with a flash drive that includes a personal video as permanent authenticity. Plus instant gratification arrives in the form of a video phone call and a download.
"I invented this because you can eyewitness history and it's guaranteed authentic, with video documentation," says IMAGE founder Gary Sohmers, best known as "The King of Pop Culture" having appeared for 13 seasons as an appraiser on PBS' Antiques Roadshow.
"Without IMAGE technology, Marky Ramone would never have the opportunity to call his fans personally – and certainly not with the simultaneous gift of a download to share with friends," Sohmers continues. "Just think about the bragging rights of having Marky Ramone say “Gabba Gabba Happy Holiday” to them! You get the video phone call, the bragging rights, and a valuable object with guaranteed video authenticity. This is an object that not only will be appreciated by anyone, but by that special person. And it will only appreciate in value."
When it comes to the future of celebrity fan engagement, IMAGE is everything!
More on Marky Ramone at www.MarkyRamone.com
More on IMAGE at www.IMAGEMeetandGreet.com
An IMAGE Personal Experience is a face-to-face audio-visual encounter through the Internet, enabling you to see Talent signing your pre-purchased item, including an overhead camera as picture-in-picture of the signing, captured live as it happens and sent to you on a USB flash drive with your item as indisputable authenticity, along with a video phone call (if you provide a video phone number) and a download of your Personal Experience sent to you by email.