Good point Al. I know it's a subject that has been well worn but....... If Al Z. says TV commercials aren't cost effective, does this mean the millions that M$ is spending on it's OS TV commercials isn't well spent? The commercials are targeted at companies and in some subtle ways for companies that aren't even SMB's....... Michael Crump Manager, Computing Services Saint-Gobain Containers 1509 S. Macedonia Ave. Muncie, IN 47302 (765)741-7696 (765)741-7012 f (800)428-8642 "In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson ----- Forwarded by Mike Crump/IT/SGContainers on 11/14/2003 12:06 PM ----- Al Barsa <barsa@barsaconsu To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> lting.com> cc: bcc: 11/14/2003 11:42 Subject: Re: Wall Street Journal AM Please respond to Midrange Systems Technical Discussion Would it surprise you to know that I don't scour the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal for iSeries advertising? So when I got your note, I went out and got a copy of the WSJ. Amazing, an iSeries ad! It was a tad cold of IBM to point out the trademarks of IBM and Micro$oft, and to lump the HP (Who the ad was focused on. It was pointing out that HP stopped shipping the HP3000 on October 31) into "other vendors". (You need to read the fine print.) Anne, the next time you are going to do something staggering, like an iSeries advertisement, how about posting a note the day before so we can pick up whatever newspaper it is and show it to our bosses, who have grown to feel that the AS/400 or iSeries is irrelevant, because IBM never mentions it. Al PS: What does a full page ad in the WSJ cost? Al Barsa, Jr. Barsa Consulting Group, LLC 400>390 914-251-1234 914-251-9406 fax http://www.barsaconsulting.com http://www.taatool.com Anne Lucas <alucas@xxxxxxxxx m> To Sent by: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx midrange-l-bounce cc s@xxxxxxxxxxxx Subject Wall Street Journal 11/14/2003 11:15 AM Please respond to Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@midra nge.com> Did anyone see the Wall Street Journal iSeries ad today? ************ Have a blessed day!! Anne C. Lucas, iSeries Retention Program Manager & Customer Relationships, IBM Systems Group, iSeries Marketing alucas@xxxxxxxxxx iSeries Nation web site: http://www.ibm.com/eserver/nation1 Chatting with Citizens: http://www.ibm.com/eserver/nation/chate1 205/823-4831 T/L 537-9968, 800/223-3907 Pager eFax 1-501-325-2182 Admin Assist: Celia Ciotti (914) 642-6971, tie line 224-6971 _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.