Firefox ad in the NY Times tomorrow

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by NetRyder, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    The ad looks really nice. If you did donate, you might want to download the high-res PDF version of the file to look up your name.

    With the kind of readership that the NY Times has, this should be a very effective pitch for Firefox. Any guesses on how much market-share this campaign will bring to Fx? :)
     
  2. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I'm glad to see that the ad is finally getting run. I thought about donating, but decided that I had more important things to spend the money on. Anyhow, there's no doubt that the ad will grab some market share... I hope that it surpasses expectation!
     
  3. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    should have been in color to get the full effect :s



    gona boost firefox like hell though :D
     
  4. NetRyder

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    Oh man. Do you know how much a full-color two-page ad in the NY Times would cost? :wow:
     
  5. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    yeah it would cost $$$$ :eek:
     
  6. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    I wonder why they didn't go with USA Today or the Wall Street Journal, both of which have higher circulation.
     
  7. Xie

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    Well higher circulation ofter translates to higher cost as well for ads. I think they just barely made the $ for this ad (could be wrong). :classic:
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Jiggly. Shame I won't get to see it in the flesh, so to speak :D
     
  9. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    IIRC they needed $50,000 for the NYT ad, and they raised $250,000
     
  10. X-Istence

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    They wanted to go for a one page ad at first, they ended up with two pages. I say they more than accomplished what they set out to do!

    And a fourth of a million is not nothing you know.
     
  11. Xie

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    Oh :eek: The rest going to pay for bandwidth and servers for Firefox release?

    I don't follow the fox as closely as the suite as it still lacks IMHO.