Yes, I happened to be the right audience for Marketo Pumpkin Carving Contest – I love marketing, and even if I have never tried carving a pumpkin, it definitely looked fun 🙂
First, I needed a pumpkin. I was determined to find a purple or blue (or some other color pumpkin closer to Maketo color, as, of course, I wanted to create something in between Marketo and Halloween – I am a fan of both. And the idea itself was beyond hilarious!
Hm… I never carved pumpkins before… and they happened to be quite hard to touch. How can it be carved? My guess, some power pumpkin carving equipment exists, but that was a bit too extreme, and my skill level in the area was absent – or somewhere around one big misconception that pumpkins were as malleable as big orange soft cantaloupes.
End of contest for me? Not so quickly! 😉 It would be as fun to try to carve the cantaloupe and, with a little help of Photoshop, make it properly purple. This approach may not qualify for the contest rules, but it would be even more entertaining – plus, I can eat the cantaloupe.
OK – cantaloupe and Photoshop became partners in my non-pumpkin carving efforts. As usually, cantaloupe was delicious and easy to cut, though not as easy to put back together to pretend to be a pumpkin. I also tried adding an additional Halloween accessory from a company’s event.
Definitely, my “pumpkin” had to be purple – the contest idea came from Marketo. The result was not quite what I expected, but the process was entertaining enough to consider the whole exercise worth the effort. It was a fun Friday eventing! 🙂
I was not completely sure about the Halloween accessory, but, why not? 🙂