[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu TV Advert

James Grabham jgrabham at googlemail.com
Sun Oct 28 15:23:25 GMT 2007


I have to admit I thought about this before,  I think we do need to mention
where you can get a PC preloaded with it, and Dell seems to be the best
option, but also mention the whole try, live cd, wont screw up windows
thing.

On 10/28/07, Darren Mansell <darren at vcoc.co.uk> 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?
>
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