Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 11459
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2003/12/15-16 [Computer/HW, Computer/HW/Drives] UID:11459 Activity:low
12/15   U.K. Sodans can get a free PC that comes with Adware until the
        sponsoring company goes bankrupt.  In other news, 1999 called.  They
        want their business plan back.               http://tinyurl.com/zc3a
        \_ sounds like you're stealing your wit from fark.
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tinyurl.com/zc3a -> www.advertising-uk.co.uk/adv_news.taf?_function=detail&_record=175615
Metronomy Sets The Pace In PC Advertising TV style advertising on home PCs set to revolutionise the marketplace The vision of home PC and internet access for everyone who wants it is set to become reality with the launch today Thursday 11 December of Metronomy. The company, a new venture, working with the worlds leading technology and media groups including IBM, Omnicom and Interpublic, has taken the accepted tradition of scheduled advertising breaks across independent TV and Radio, and applied it to the home PC in a unique and compelling way. Metronomy is offering a free IBM PC to every household in the UK subject to certain terms and conditions, if they accept up to three minutes of advertising for every hour of computer use. Upon receipt of their free PC first deliveries will take place in Feb/March 2004, each household creates individual user profiles and completes an on-screen questionnaire, designed to provide Metronomy with information about the familys structure and preferences. The companys innovative Desktop Marketing technology then allows advertisers to show fully interactive TV quality ads to households and even specific users who precisely match the brands target markets, ensuring that subscribers receive ads that are likely to be of interest to them. New advertising is supplied in the form of a monthly CD, which must be installed in order for the PC to continue operating. The venture, the brainchild of Metronomy ceo John Thornhill, and supported by co-founders Tim Hoole and Jacco Van Seventer, is the first of its kind worldwide. John Thornhill, ceo of Metronomy commented on the venture, saying; Metronomy believes that the offer of a free PC will benefit millions of UK households. We are delighted to be working with some of the worlds leading media and technology companies including IBM, Omnicom and Interpublic, whos support has been instrumental in developing this ground-breaking initiative. From an advertising perspective, Metronomys desktop marketing concept represents the convergence of interactive TV-style advertising with the targeting and segmentation capabilities of Direct Marketing. Given the extent to which home PCs have penetrated our lives, computer-based advertising is only now beginning to show its true potential. This is a major leap forward and we are very excited to be involved.