What's in a name? $45,500, that's what. Jason Sadler will receive that amount for legally becoming "Jason HeadsetsDotCom" and promoting the name change through social media and other means next year. Sadler, the IWearYourShirt.com guy—yes, he built a successful business based largely on wearing corporate T-shirts—spent recent weeks hosting an Internet auction for brands to buy his last name. The competition closed yesterday, with Headsets.com emerging as the winner from among 25 bidders that made 35 bids. Sadler/Headsets tells AdFreak: "Selling my last name for 2013 was a crazy adventure. I'm excited to work with Headsets.com for the next year—and a huge thank you to my family, friends and followers who supported me every step of the way." PawnUp.com, JLabAudio, WiggityBangGames and LewisHowes.com were the runners-up, in that order, so they can suck it. Actually, I'd be tempted to rebrand myself as David WiggityBang if the price was right.
Publish date: December 13, 2012 https://dev.adweek.com/creativity/jason-sadler-becomes-jason-headsetsdotcom-name-auction-ends-145912/ © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT