If you follow along on Facebook or Twitter, you already know that I’ve started a campaign to capture Katy Perry’s attention and then convince her to donate one of her blue wigs to me to wear at this year’s New York City Marathon. I started a petition on Change.Org to create a central location to collect your signatures. If you have a moment, I’d greatly appreciate your signing the petition. The link is —>HERE<— (or you can click on the image below). I’ll wait right here while you go over and sign it.
But that’s only one prong of my three-pronged strategy to get Ms. Perry’s attention.
Part two also involves you as well, if you are willing. Members of Team Up With Autism Speaks and I are putting together a Twitter campaign to send a steady stream of tweets to Katy Perry (Twitter handle: @katyperry). I have no idea how often she reads the tweets that are sent to her. Based on what I’ve seen on her twitter stream, she receives quite a few tweets – that happens when you have 24 million followers. Ideally, at any given point during the day, for the next 8 weeks until New York, somebody will tweet to Katy asking her to donate a wig. Obviously I will be tweeting her on a regular basis, but the more people that do it, the more likely either she, or whoever runs her social media will see it. If you are up to sending her regular tweets (or even just one tweet), maybe it could look something like this:
Dear @KatyPerry, please let @luau run the NYC Marathon w/ one of your blue wigs for #Autism #Awareness – http://tinyurl.com/c8hf476 #lightluaublue
Dear @KatyPerry, please let @luau run the NYC Marathon w/ 1 of your blue wigs for #Autism #Awareness – http://tinyurl.com/c8hf476 #luauisafirework
If you copy and paste either one of those two, you will use all 140 characters while providing her with a link to the petition, with hashtags for Autism and Awareness , which means that the tweet will pop up when people search for either one of those terms. The link to Twitter is here:
The first coordinated Twitter-fest is tomorrow (Tuesday the 25th) at 10:30AM. Hopefully if hundreds of people send her the same tweet at 10:30AM (EST), it might get noticed.
Finally the third prong of my strategy may or may not involve you – do you know Katy? Somebody out there has to know her, right? or at least someone who knows someone, whose uncle has customer who once dated a girl who is the sister of a guy who went to school with a girl whose aunt’s best friend’s son dated a girl who is one of Katy’s dancers? Somebody, somewhere out there could let Katy know, right? Okay, seriously though. I’m trying to work through some people who work with people in the music industry, but if you know someone who knows her…or better yet, if YOU know her, I would love the opportunity to pitch my request to her.
So that’s it – my three pronged strategy: petition, twitter-bomb and finding somebody who might know somebody. If you have suggestions on how better to reach her, please email me (runluaurun at gmail dot com) – I am open to any and all suggestions.
Don’t forget, 10:30AM tomorrow morning (EST). I appreciate any and all help…even if it’s just passing this or the petition link or the tweet along. Whether I succeed or not, I have a feeling that this will make a great starting point for my motivational speech the night before New York.