Starbucks has been doing some interesting marketing experiments recently. Back in December, there was that holiday pay-it-forward idea. And now, for the next week they're giving away free t-shirts custom-printed with your regular Starbucks order. Given how particular people get about their beverage order, not to mention how your order has almost come to be seen as an expression of your character, this seems rather genius.
The designs are really nice, done by Mychael Knight, an up & coming designer who was originally discovered on Project Runway of all places. There will only be a very limited edition of t-shirts made each day, so don't hold your breath. But if you don't get one you can still download the image as wallpaper, or find out what your favourite celeb's custom drink is.
Oh, and speaking of coffee... after a hiatus for a few months there will finally be another attempt at a Toronto coffee morning next week, if anyone's interested in meeting up face to face.