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Dragons Couldn't Buy This Advertising Concept For £1M! | Dragons' Den | Dragons' Den

Mark Greenhalgh, Managing Director of ‘Cabtivate Media Limited’ is looking for £450,000 to proceed with their national rollout but Simon Woodroffe has had the pleasure of being in one of Mark’s cabs and it didn’t go too well…

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  1. I hate this concept. I hate the entire world of mandatory advertisements.

    It's one of my biggest issues with YouTube, Facebook and the like. I hardly use Facebook because of it. I had to hide the same disgusting pimple popping fetish group recommendation on Facebook about six times before it accepted that I wasn't interested. I've never in my life even thought of looking at anything remotely like that, so I have no idea why it kept suggesting it.

    I don't want to be forced to watch something that I don't want to watch. I only watch catch up or recorded programmes that I can fast forward through when the adverts come on.

    For things that I cannot skip, like YouTube adverts, I make a conscious decision to not buy any product or service from that company. As far as I'm concerned they're imposing on my relaxation time, they're interrupting the flow of whatever I'm watching and they therefore really irritate me. I don't enjoy adverts. I am a huge online shopper and have been for almost twenty years. I can shop by myself, I don't need suggestions. If I do, I'll do my own searches.

    If I want to know what's going on in the news, I'll go online and read about what interests me, at a time that suits me. I don't want to be in a taxi on my way to an upbeat event and then have adverts from disreputable 'charities' of dying children flashing on the screen, or adverts for products I will never need or use in my life.

    I am more than capable of identifying my own needs and doing research online and buying what I want, when I want.

    Advertisements annoy me. When I'm watching a twelve minute video, I don't want four immersion breaking ads that can't be skipped until part way through, all of which are plugging products or services that I have no interest in (make £5K per week from home scams, Yolt, TikTok, Free Prints, Instagram etc.).

    I understand this is how many businesses make money, but I don't like being subjected to things against my will. I very, very, seldom buy something I've been forced to watch an advert about. If I see a magazine or leaflet that appeals to me, I'll pick it up. If there's something I need or an issue I've got, I'll do my own research to find a fix.

    I'd turn these TVs off immediately. I'd rather watch the scenery or check what I want to check on my phone than be forced to watch things I have absolutely no interest in.

    For me this is one segment of a larger problem. I have the same issue with spam e-mails, post and calls. I'm registered with the TPS, MPS and constantly opt out of Royal Mail's Door to Door spam. I don't want this rubbish.

    I know most businesses make a lot of money this way, but I wish there was a way of 'writing off' unprofitable people like me. They can use the valuable data they store on me to see that I've clicked maybe one advert out of thousands I've been forced to watch on YouTube alone. So they should cut their losses and stop pestering me.

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  2. Million Dollar Potential in Ruvol

    I have invented a Board Game [still unpublished and not yet out in the market] that is guaranteed to be far more challenging and exciting than CHESS. I called it “RUVOL.”

    Over time, Ruvol will surpass chess as the “Number One Board Game in the World.”

    Why am I so sure about this? Because I am an avid chess player myself.

    The weakness of chess is it always starts in fixed positions that the opening moves become “memorizable.” In fact, not a few have so mastered the moves that they can play against their opponents “blindfolded.” It is for this very reason that the great Bobby Fischer introduced his so-called “Fischer Random Chess,” where the starting position of the pieces is “randomized” to make the memorization of openings impracticable. Fortunately, it is also for this reason that I invented Ruvol where “every game” has been calculated to be a challenging one to play.

    HOW IS RUVOL PLAYED?

    Ruvol is played somewhat like chess. It is played by two players. It uses a board that is rectangular in shape but containing more number of squares than chess. It has equal number of pieces on each side of the board, where each type of piece moves in distinct ways. However, if the way to win chess is to checkmate the opponent’s king, the way to win Ruvol is to be able to cross a designated line.

    But there’s one big advantage Ruvol has over chess: The Ruvol pieces are randomly placed at the start of “every game” which makes it impossible for any clever player to memorize the moves. It is the players themselves who dictate the starting positions of their pieces, depending on the strategies they have planned before the start of each game. Hardly would the starting positions of one player be the same as the starting positions of his/her opponent in every game.

    Ruvol was intended to give chess a direct “apple-to-apple” competition. At present, there is no other board game in the world within the same category of chess “where chess players can switch to.” Chess is totally a monopoly in its class. Chess players can now have an alternative in Ruvol.

    A MILLION DOLLAR POTENTIAL IN RUVOL

    The people who play chess will be the same people who will play Ruvol. In my Google search, I learned there are around 800 million chess players in the world. These 800 million players comprise the “Total Potential Buyers” of Ruvol across the globe. At an average profit of just US$3 per set, the “Global Income Potential” of Ruvol then is US$2.4 billion. Assuming only 1% of it will buy each year, the annual global potential sale of Ruvol is US$24M.

    I AM SELLING MY COPYRIGHT TO RUVOL.

    For the reason that I don’t have the resources to publish Ruvol on a global scale, I find it “wiser” to simply sell my copyright.

    If you similarly see the great potential in Ruvol and wanted to buy my copyright, I will be very glad to receive your BEST PRICE OFFER via email. My email address is: rodolfovitangcol@gmail.com.

    Thanks and God bless!

    RODOLFO MARTIN VITANGCOL

    The Ruvol Inventor

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  3. Million Dollar Potential in Ruvol

    I have invented a Board Game [still unpublished] that is guaranteed to be far more challenging and exciting to play than CHESS. I called it “RUVOL.”

    Over time, Ruvol will surpass chess as the “Number One Board Game in the World.”

    Why am I so sure about this? Because I am an avid chess player myself. I found chess to be so repetitive that any clever player could easily master the moves to a point they could even play against opponents blindfolded. It is for this reason I invented a game where every game is always a new challenge and exciting to play.

    Ruvol is played almost somewhat like chess. The kind of people who play chess will be the same kind of people who will play Ruvol. I invented Ruvol primarily to give chess a direct “apple-to-apple” competition. Right now, there is no other board game in the world within the same category of chess “where chess players can switch to.” Chess is entirely a monopoly in its class. And Ruvol will change that!

    In my Google search, I learned there are around 800 million chess players in the world. These 800 million players comprise the “Total Potential Buyers” of Ruvol across the globe. At an average profit of just US$5 per set, the “Global Income Potential” of Ruvol then is US$4 billion. Assuming only 1% of it will buy each year, the annual global potential sale is US$40M.

    I AM SELLING MY COPYRIGHT TO RUVOL.

    For the reason that I don’t have the resources to publish Ruvol on a global scale, I find it “wiser and faster” to simply sell my copyright.

    If you are interested to buy my copyright, email me your BEST PRICE OFFER—[the copyright goes to the highest bidder]. My email address is: rodolfovitangcol@gmail.com. [Or perhaps you can help me find a buyer, and I’ll reward you with a commission.]

    Early bird catches the worm!

    RODOLFO MARTIN VITANGCOL

    The Ruvol Inventor

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  4. I'm going on Dragons Den soon. I invented a toilet roll. Every sheet has a hole in the middle, so you can check your prostrate on every wipe. I think their is an opening for it.

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  5. I've worked in the advertising "game" and he should be able to raise the money he needs from the advertising – sell the concept. That's what you do with every new media because you dont have the benefit of showing them a working product – but he HAS!! It's in 30 cabs already. He was looking for easy street that's all.

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  6. These old first episodes were brutal, no "take it easy… pause to breathe for a second… take your time…" from the dragons, and the camera smack-dab on your face while you have an anxiety collapse. Oof……

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