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Windows Mobile Marketing: Suits of Bacon and Orange Gelatin

Windows Mobile’s got a funny marketing campaign, centering around Frank, their “most dedicated user”, who will use Windows Mobile to keep working no matter what awful situation he’s gotten himself into. One problem: They don’t seem to get this whole YouTube thing, providing no way to share the videos. Luckilly, thanks to Jeroen Wijering’s Flash Video Player and Joshua Eldridge’s WordPress plugin, I can embed it:

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

Just hit the back and forward buttons to go through the playlist. The first five videos are the spots, and the last three are “outtakes”, which might be even more funny than the ads themselves.

If you’d like to share the ads yourself, just use this code:

< embed src="/flvplayer.swf" width="400" height="300" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="" flashvars="file=" / >

The code is a bit buggy, so if anyone has any suggestions for improving it, let me know. I’ll be using it quite a bit in the future.
(via Jason Langridge)

November 28th, 2006 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | General, Humor, Windows Mobile | 3 comments
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  1. You can instead embed from soapbox

    Video: windows mobile

    Comment by kandarp | 11/28/2006

  2. Yeah, I might have done that if all the videos were there. Either way, Microsoft should have uploaded it themselves. Viral marketing shouldn’t require your customers to risk their YouTube accounts uploading a company’s marketing materials.

    Comment by Nathan Weinberg | 11/28/2006

  3. What I don’t understand is why it requires the Flash Player 9. Oh well, I think I’m going to get rid of Flash soon, anyway. Or why they’re using Flash for something I understand to be a mere video, while Microsoft has their own Windows Media Video.

    Comment by Tim | 11/29/2006

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