It seems that the kind of surreal stuff which goes on inside TimTech also goes on inside of BlainTech too.
According to Blain Jones from BlainTech some rather amazing stuff goes on behind the scenes at the secret headquarters of his corporate rival.
He has alleged, in a shocking and rather disturbing 79 second video, that the inner workings of TimTech can be compared to the antics of a rapidly mutating young lamb.
Blain, who is well-known for his witty and humorous video splash pages, cemented his position as a serious up and coming marketer when he revealed his “What Goes On Inside TimTech” video to the traffic exchange community just over three months ago.
For anyone who has seen the video, and that is pretty much everyone who uses some of the most popular traffic exchanges around today, the clip shown above will be enough to bring it all flooding back.
The video, which begins showing a playful young lamb running around a field, initially leaves viewers wondering where the whole thing is leading.
Then the lamb begins to transform into ever more crazy, and rather disturbing, mutations all set to a fast-moving sound track.
As a splash page it was phenomenally successful. Perhaps one of the most successful splash pages ever seen in a traffic exchange.
It achieved the Holy Grail of traffic exchange advertising by managing to do the one thing every traffic exchange advertiser wants to do but so rarely achieves.
“What Goes On Inside TimTech” made people stop surfing, sit up and take notice. Many watched the entire one minute 19 second clip from start to finish and that is a rare event in a traffic exchange where surfers are more used to clicking through sites, sometimes as quickly as six seconds at a time.
And it was clever too.
Here was an affiliate marketer promoting two Tim Tech programs while at the same time, ever so gently and without even the slightest hint of malice, poking fun at the company.
Many a traditional offline business owner may have taken offense but the Tim Tech guys saw the good-natured humor for what it was and posted links to the splash page for all to see.
But that was then and this is now and three months down the line Blain is no longer a solo marketer but part of the emerging new BlainTech empire.
And now what he did to TimTech has been done to him.
It would appear that fellow marketer and TrafficPowerPlus program owner Jeff Gudgeon has been doing a bit of digging of his own into the inner workings of BlainTech.
And, in what must be one of the most shocking co-incidences ever in the history of traffic exchanges, he has uncovered that what goes on inside the BlainTech Train Wreck is every bit as odd as what happens inside TimTech.
Jeff parachuted unseen into the normally heavily guarded BlainTech testing ground armed with nothing more than a compass, a half-eaten packet of extra strong mints, a library card and a flip cam.
Once inside he managed to shoot two minutes 15 seconds of previously unseen footage before sneaking out via an unsecure back-gate.
And while there was not a single mutant sheep to be seen anywhere, the video clearly shows that BlainTech is packed full of mutant cows.
The cows move in much the same way to the TimTech sheep, appear to enjoy a similar taste in music and oddly mutate like no cows seen before.
That two rival companies should both have been infiltrated in this manner is bad enough but that they both appear to have very similar internal workings is almost beyond belief.
Here’s why Jeff’s video works so well.
He has seen what Blain had previously done and decided to make a spoof on the original spoof.
What Blain did to TimTech, Jeff did to BlainTech and with the same degree of gentle humor as was found in the original splash page.
And just as Blain’s original video promoted TimTech programs, Jeff’s splash page promoted BlainTech’s TEActionPlan.
Blain put together an original and ground-breaking splash page but Jeff took the idea and made it his own.
And what did Blain think of having the tables turned on him? His reaction upon watching the splash page for the first time was quite simply: “That’s awesome. I love it.”