[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu TV Advert

Daniel Lamb daniel.lamb at dlcomputing.co.uk
Sun Oct 28 12:12:53 GMT 2007

Or radio shows, there must be some geeks shows on the radio, jo whiley did
gadget stuff for a bit, if someone could go on and talk for a bit, the other
thing is next time there is a major bug with windows use that as a
springboard, if they know Ubuntu is here then if they need a comment on
windows bugs then someone from our community can do that, and point out the
virtues of Ubuntu.


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[mailto:ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Matthew Larsen
Sent: 28 October 2007 11:40
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Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu TV Advert

another thought: maybe we could see if some video podcasters would
like to put it on for free for us?

On 28/10/2007, Alec Wright <alecjw at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-10-28 at 10:07 +0000, 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?
> >
> I think TV would be a bit expensive (toyed with the idea myself)
> Maybe a newspaper or radio ad?
> eg The Times:
> http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/tools_and_services/services/advertising/
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