IF they do, Booth, I hope like heck that they make sure the products and
software used as demo ACTUALLY WORK AS ADVERTISED.   IBM has one
incredible poor reputation of policing their business partner quality.

Don in DC



On Sat, 27 Nov 1999 boothm@earth.goddard.edu wrote:

> One thing that I wish IBM would do in it's advertising is what the auto, 
> soap, appliance, tobacco, and other huge industries do.   Its called Co-op 
> Advertising.  The local firm places the ads in the right media for the 
> local market and gets financial rebates from the manufacturer.  The 
> advantages are that the ads go in the right places, the manufacturer gets 
> local rates (up to 75% off), and there is a sort of bio-feedback mechanism 
> where the local firms make it really clear what works and what doesn't 
> work.
> 
> 
> _______________________
> Booth Martin
> boothm@earth.goddard.edu
> http://www.spy.net/~booth
> _______________________
> 
> 
> 
> 
> nina jones <ddi@datadesigninc.com>
> Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> 11/23/1999 10:07 PM
> Please respond to MIDRANGE-L
> 
>  
>         To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
>         cc: 
>         Subject:        Re: The only hope to save the AS/400
> 
> > The industry recognizes that IBM has the most reliable server 
> architecture in
> > the world in the AS/400.  It is my belief that the heads of Sun, HP, and 
> many
> > others (including the proponents of Netfinity within IBM) pray every 
> night that
> > IBM continue to ignore the AS/400. They would not have a future if IBM 
> paid even
> > 50% of the attention to the platform that it should.
> 
> how depressing!  and true!
> 
> picture an ad campain, in the same style as the mci ads a couple of
> years ago, with exec friends from two different companies, one with a
> new p/c network, and another with an as/400. 
> 
> ad one - the execs meet for lunch, the one from the p/c company is
> fretting about how his d/p budget has doubled, and he's afraid it may
> get worse.  the as/400 shop's d/p budget has gone down.
> 
> ad two - the execs are at a party, and exec one is late, and upset
> because the computer is down, again.  exec two can't remember the last
> time the computer went down. 
> 
> you get the drift!  but no, it makes too much sence.  they'll stick to
> dancing schoolgirls. 
> 
> nj
> 
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