[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu TV Advert

Daniel Lamb daniel.lamb at dlcomputing.co.uk
Sun Oct 28 10:59:36 GMT 2007

Surely someone must have a contact in tv or a tv show? 

Wouldn’t it be better to do something jointly with dell or someone and
promote it on a breakfast show or a gadget show, they might well be
interested in it, once that is done it could be followed up a lot easier by
radio and papers so greatly reducing the costs overall.

If enough shows are approached and then badgered by us then they might be
willing to do it.


-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
[mailto:ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Rob Beard
Sent: 28 October 2007 10:37
To: British Ubuntu Talk
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu TV Advert

Darren Mansell wrote:
> I'm thinking now is about the right time to really introduce the 
> uninitiated to Ubuntu.
> We are at about critical mass where software and hardware companies 
> can't just ignore Linux so lets take it a step further.
> I think the majority of people will have heard Ubuntu either 
> subliminally or consciously so I think a TV advert will have a far 
> greater effect than it may seem.
> Does anyone have any information on how much a TV advert on mainstream 
> TV would cost? How much it costs to place it at certain times? (e.g. in 
> the middle of the Gadget Show on five). And how much does it vary 
> between channels like Bravo / Men&Motors and ITV / Ch4?
> I'm wondering if we could start a donation fund then ask Canonical to 
> match what we raise or go directly to Mark Shuttleworth or something.
> Think about what we could do with the advert, the talent of the 
> Open-Source community coming together with ideas and contributions. We 
> could show Compiz Fusion against Aero. Make a joke about the cost, 
> something like a fake shopping channel where the orange guy shows off 
> this fab Operating System and the cost is on the screen as £0.00 and all 
> hell breaks loose with people ringing in for it etc. and they think the 
> price must be wrong on the screen. You get the idea.
> What do you think?

Yeah I think it would be a good idea if it could be funded.


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