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11 July 2009

The Exposing of the Kade (as a marketing ploy?)

I know I vowed not to grant any more exposure to a scrotesque human being who has brought shame to the Delaware Valley over and over and over again. But, I think I'm in the right by doing so here today.
At the end of a post in which he maintains that Philadelphia is chock full of ugly women (but, in my eyes, nobody can be nearly as ugly as his moral code), comments bring to light the fact that Arthurkadyshes.com (and, by default, arthurkade.com) was registered on Jan. 7 by a Perkasie Pa. based marketing company, WOT Marketing. If true, they got it up and running within the month and five days prior to Arthur's arrival online.
But I'm no master of all things computer. So, you decide for yourself whether it's true.
Here's a link to Kade's post.
Here's a link to the godaddy.com registration of arthurkadyshes.com.
And here's the "administrative" and "technical" contact's website.
So, here's my question: Was Kade just blown away by WOT's pitch of ...
You wouldn't use an all season tire on the racetrack so why settle for an all in-house marketing solution. Let us show you how an independent consulting firm can provide unheard of results for you.

... or was Kade the vehicle through which someone at WOT thought, "Hey, I know this insanely egotistical financial planner who will quit his job and go along with our idea to make him an actor as long as everybody involved is able to keep it secret. It'll be like our Bruno and Borat, but with an wannabe actor with deep-seated psychological needs"?
I mean, there are bios of WOT's people on their website, but just about everything else (except photos of pretty race cars) seems to be "coming soon." Maybe, like one commenter posited, he was just so computer illiterate that he had a friend click on godaddy for him. Who knows.
Peculiar. But interesting.

UPDATE: Seems that they were at the same event in early February, and mentioned in yet another in late January, after the site was purchased, yet right before he started his Journey.

17 Comments:

Blogger Robert said...

The guy who found that information was brilliant. Go Daddy is not hard to set up, so I don't think it's a case of him asking a friend to do it. The fact that it was registered three months prior to The Journey's start makes the whole thing seem fishy. The fact that ads are now showing up just makes the whole thing seem more suspect.

5:37 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

Boy that post stirred up a hornets nest on his site. If you post now and mention this your post doesn't always show up. I know for me I compared it to the shell companies that Sasha Baron Cohen set up to get people to appear on camera. Guess what, that did not make it into the comments section. It happened to someone else too.

6:51 PM  
Anonymous ChihuahuaMom said...

The person who found that and posted it in the comments was positively brilliant. Brilliant. Apropos of nothing, but I wonder if someone at WOT Marketing is/was dating one of Arthur's sycophant female minions (Furman, Rosen, Kang)... they seem to always be around in his adventures. Also, brilliant work Brian on finding the connections on iPhillyChitChat. I don't know how you could stand it - having to shuffle through those two posts with all of the ridiculous, vapid people. Kudos for suffering through that.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous ChihuahuaMom said...

The person who found that and posted it in the comments was brilliant. Brilliant. Apropos of nothing, but I wonder if any of Arthur's sycophant female minions (Furman, Rosen, Kang) is/was dating someone at WOT Marketing. Just a thought. And, kudos Brian for your research on iPhillyChitChat. Having to shuffle through those ridiculous, vapid, useless pictures of self important tools - ugh, I can't imagine. So, thanks for doing that on behalf of the rest of us.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Brian Hickey said...

Agreed on the genius of he/she who found that. Epic development. That's not an overstatement.
Was as simple as googling their names for me to find those events on ChitChat (as an aside, Hugh's not a bad guy. He just takes pictures of some bad people with evil souls.)

7:57 PM  
Anonymous ChihuahuaMom said...

Sorry for the double post - the site told me there had been an error when I went to post.

9:12 PM  
Blogger Brian Hickey said...

No worries; I was getting an error message posting earlier today, actually

12:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm confused, the godaddy link above goes to information for "arthurkadyshes.com" and his website is "arthurkade.com". "arthurkade.com" is registered through another proxy and has private registration (so it wouldn't be the same two owners). Isn't it common for companies to register multiple domains (and misspellings) that they think will be popular and then try to sell them later to the person who would want that business? Maybe this explains why "Kade" had to change his full name, because he wouldn't pay what was being asked for it? Is there a way to research what other domains WOT might own?

12:31 PM  
Blogger Brian Hickey said...

Try to go to arthurkadyshes.com and you'll be bounced to arthurkade.com. The first was his birthname, before shortening and LA-ifying it.
I didn't see the kade.com page, but if one site takes you to another, there's a connection.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous S. said...

FYI...

G-N Kang is co-creator/writer of his website persona.

His website now has ads, and the image for the camera store ad is from her Photobucket account/album: GNentertrainment.

Here is a deeplink to the imagine in her album...

http://alturl.com/drat

##

2:40 PM  
Blogger Brian Hickey said...

I hardly think a Lingerie Football League throw-in is capable of, or creative enough to, pull that off for going-on-5 months now. She might be in the mix of fakery, sure, but I have a hard time believing she was a mastermind or focal behind-the-scenester.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Enrico said...

I find Kade oddly entertaining. Kind of the same way i find Hipster Runoff entertaining. It's a pretty funny persona if you ask me.

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOT marketing. Wide Open Throttle Marketing. Founded and owned by Ron Hansen. He hangs out with these clowns, but oddly enough is never on camera.

4:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

excellent work. ron hanson is a scumb bag in real life, so i can totally believe he's been egging kade on.

i'm not sure why GN Kang would think that linking up with a loser like Kade (and Hanson) would help her career? shouldn't she be spending her time dealing with people who have values and some direction in life, rather than someone as stupid and fake as Kade?

4:31 PM  
Blogger goodtimes93 said...

Hello- Just an FYI, www.ArthurKade.com is ranked in the top 100,000 websites on the net. Being there are nearly 200,000,000 sites, that places him in the top percentage.

Check it out:
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/arthurkade.com

Or just look it up in Alexa.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Brian Hickey said...

And Pol Pot is placed in the top percentage of genocidal maniacs.
If true, which it surely isn't, all your FYI means is that Kade is as hated as bin Laden or his puppeteers have gotten hits but very little discernable profit.
Bravo.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Lego said...

I started a Google account so we can get an anti-kade blog set up… if you email me I will pass along the info for the blog . Please use an ANONYMOUS account, bc i would ideally like to keep everyone’s name private so they feel free to share the maximum amount of details and facts they know.
The email address is: legowigkade [at] gmail {dot} com -realist

10:58 PM  

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