Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet Press Center
As the leading supplier of high-quality, low-cost soulmates
Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet garners a good bit of press
attention. And being as how we are all hams and media-whores it's
no wonder. On the playa, we are quickly labeled media-friendly.
With a clear understanding that viral marketing is the only way that
we can accomplish our corporate mission of finding soulmates for every
citizen of Black Rock City, we rely on media exposure and word-of-mouth to
spread our message throughout the playa.
If you are a members of the press, please stop by for a
drink from our corporate bar. For media-relations or interview
requests, please contact our Corporate Plumber and Director of Hot
Water and Public Relations, Softie Softerson.
Recent Press Releases
Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet Embraces a 'Dolphin Safe' Playa, Welcomes TV's Flipper as
CSTO Vows to Brings Fresh Fish To Burning Man 2002
March 26, 2002
Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet and Enron Corporation Partner to Extend Financial
Reach in Early FY2002
Enron Corporation Turns to Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet For 401k and Bookkeeping
February 8, 2002
Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet Sponsors Burning Man 2001
Repeat Costco Sponsorship Helps Burning Man Shed Wierdstock Image
May 1, 2001
Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet Sponsors the Human Genome
Secret Messages in Human Genome CD Reveal Long-Time Burning Man Institution's
March 4, 2001
Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet Sponsors Burning Man 2000
CSTO Sponsorship Helps Burning Man Shift From Fringe Festival to
July 24, 2000
Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet Attracts New Employees with
Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet Stays in Fast Lane With Creative
June 18, 2000
Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet Celebrates Third Year on the Playa
Black Rock City Location Widely Lauded as Leading Soulmate
June 18, 2000
Recent Press Coverage
Anything goes at 'Burning man' fest
Participants also operate hundreds of theme camps such as the
Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet where celebrants can line up
August 13, 2001
Revel with a Cause
from BusinessWeek online
Business is brisk at the Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet, where you can exchange
your mate for another.
October 9, 2000
Time for an orgy?
In a week of extended theater, a camp calling itself Costco offered soul mates at a bulk
rate, then promised to take over all the other theme camps through mergers and
September 6, 2000
The Burning Man Summer Journal
Every day is different, with so many new people coming in and new camps
going up. One day I applied for a soulmate at the Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet.
Burning Man Gets Wireless LAN
Organizers point out there's no need for personal ads on the Burning
Man 2000 Wireless LAN thanks to the Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet.
July 17, 2000
Burning Man Culture Clash on Salon.com
Maid Marian says that the organizer of the Costco Soulmate Outlet made
the Web site for his campers password-protected when the discount giant
made noise about it.
May 31, 2000
One tongue-in-cheek entrepreneur, who called himself Rico (and who
in real life is a Web site manager for an Internet start-up in Santa Cruz,
Calif.), created a theme camp called the Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet.
September 17, 1999
The camp, which had no connection to the company of similar name,
encouraged visitors to have their pictures taken and to fill out
application forms created on the camp's PC. The applications were matched
for compatibility, and more than 3,000 participants were directed to
someone who could be Mr. or Ms. Right.
September 13, 1999
MetroActive, San Francisco
At the Costco Soulmate Outlet (fill out a form and get a
soulmate!), I learned that the Costco Soulmate workers had
conveniently grouped Black Rock's citizens into several types
September 16, 1999
Costco Soul Mate Trading Outlet -
"We've got the best soul mate matching at the lowest prices," promised
Costco's Rico, inviting people to bring in used soul mates so the
camp could fix them up with fresh, new loved ones."
September 7, 1999
I got my Costco Soulmate Card. They took my picture, and now 24 hours
from now I go back and get the address and name of my Soulmate from Cost
Co. Isn't life grand?
September 3, 1999
ITV.net BurningMan Webcast
Glimpses of Black Rock City. Join us as we visit the Costco Soulmate
Exchange, where thousands of people go to find love and deep soul
August 31, 1999
At the COSTCO Soulmate Outlet Store, many stray personality
surveys were scattered about on a table in the makeshift tent
March 18, 1999
Sage on the Playa on wrybread.com
I went over to Costco Soulmates and helped them work today. That was
a lot of fun. I got to take poeple's pictures on the computer and meet
alot of new faces.
March 18, 1999