Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Apr 2009 09:57 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Linux The advertisement wars are really heating up, with Microsoft going on the full assault against Apple with several TV advertisements, after Apple had been pounding the Redmond company with its "I'm a PC" campaign. Just as Microsoft published the third Laptop Hunters commercial, the Linux Foundation announced the winner of the "We're Linux" contest.
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not bad really
by BigDaddy on Fri 10th Apr 2009 12:23 UTC
BigDaddy
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2006-08-10

I work at an advertising agency. The commercial that won is actually a very effective spot. They focused on one thing and represented it simply. There is no way they can shove everything about Linux in a 30 sec ad, so it starts slow. It would have to be turned into a series for it to be most effective. Marketing is an weird field (I find it evil IMO) but they do know how to affect the masses.

Now, about that runner up. Did anyone else get a sinister feeling about it? Hell, by the end of it I thought it was going to say "We are Legion". Am I alone in this?

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RE: not bad really
by qroon on Fri 10th Apr 2009 12:30 in reply to "not bad really"
qroon Member since:
2005-10-21

Now, about that runner up. Did anyone else get a sinister feeling about it? Hell, by the end of it I thought it was going to say "We are Legion". Am I alone in this?


I hate you! You spoiled it ;) He he he, yeah it was dark, like introducing a bunch of new villains in Heroes. But still... I like it ;)

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RE: not bad really
by DrillSgt on Fri 10th Apr 2009 18:39 in reply to "not bad really"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

Now, about that runner up. Did anyone else get a sinister feeling about it? Hell, by the end of it I thought it was going to say "We are Legion". Am I alone in this?


Maybe not "We are Legion". What I got from it was a virus splitting and multiplying. No, I am not saying Linux is a virus folks, I use it. That is the impression it gave me though.

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RE[2]: not bad really
by sonic2000gr on Fri 10th Apr 2009 18:44 in reply to "RE: not bad really"
sonic2000gr Member since:
2007-05-20

Got the same bad impression too. I liked the winner though. As others have said, this would have to be the first in a series of ads.

BTW, here is a link to the LinuxFoundation youtube channel (first runner up):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1GYHQhqtbU

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