LAS 101 IDIOTECES COMERCIALES DEL AÑO
16. Microsoft’s PR firm
While working on an article about Microsoft, Wired contributing editor Fred Vogelstein receives a 13-page dossier about himself, describing him as «tricky» and his stories as «sensational.» The document, prepared by the company’s public relations firm, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, as background for Microsoft executives, was sent inadvertently to the writer.
Are you a moron? Click here now!
To test Google’s ability to block harmful advertising, Belgian IT security consultant Didier Stevens posts an ad that reads «Is your PC virus-free? Get it infected here!» It is accepted by Google and displayed 259,723 times; 409 web surfers actually click on the ad.
Hey! That was Howard Stringer’s goat!
To promote the European release of the videogame God of War II, based on Greek mythology and described as «an adult-rated, fast-paced bloodbath,» Sony hosts a party at the foot of the Parthenon in which guests are invited to pull live snakes from a pit, be fed grapes by topless hostesses, and reach inside the still-warm carcass of a freshly slaughtered goat to eat offal from its stomach
That beheaded goat on the altar was really uncalled-for
Sony is criticized by the Church of England for using Manchester Cathedral as the setting for a bloody shootout in the videogame Resistance: Fall of Man.
Sony por lo de la Iglesia y la presentación de «Resistance Fall of a Man». Por el numerito de la presentación de God of War II (que obviamente a los ajarianos nos encantó).
Google por dejarse colar un anuncio que decía «Is your PC virus-free? Get it infected here!». 400 fulanos hiceron click. Tócate los cojones. Aquí pusimos dos sistemas de publi y los tuvimos que quitar porque sólo pincharon 12 personas. En fin.
Microsoft por escribir un memorandum acerca de un fulano… y mandárselo en copia al propio fulano.