I just wanted to say that I hope IBM keeps their advertising company around for a while, because their ads over the past few years have been absolute classics.
Their ads are truly funny.
Slightly off topic - but my favourite add is the Roberto Baggio - Johnnie Walker ad,
My favorite: "I don't think. I'm a "yes" man. "
IBM along with CDRW's (the "Hey Fred" commercials) commercials are funny because they are based on reality. Among other things, they are poking fun at the way many businesses are run and people's ignorance when it comes to technology issues.
One Programmer's Opinion
I've loved IBM's ads since the OS/2 days. Currently, my favourite is still the "the printer's not printing" ad. It's the way the boss reacts to Hadley downloading a virus off the web:
Isn't IBM the one running those wonderful "magic lamp," "magic pixie dust," etc. commercials?
Brent P. Newhall
Ironic, one of my favorite ads was on Oracle's Homepage a couple years ago, when the last Jurassic Park movie came out:
My favourite series is the "Life is Harsh, your Tequila shouldn't be" from Sauza
Anywhere one can see these ads online?
Adam in Poland
Are these IBM ads the ones with "The Universal Business Adapter" that requires an adapter for Europe, and the "Business Time Machine"?
Yea, are they online?
Those IBM commercials are just great, are they not?
Albert D. Kallal
You know, thinking about it, those ads really are brilliant.
Oh, I adore IBM (except for the Evil Patent Lawyers). I just wouldn't buy anything from them. :-) I mean, who wants to blow $40,000 on a broken enterprise application, and $375/hour on Global Services to fix it? I know this makes sense for businesses with (1) lots of money and (2) good reasons to distrust their in-house IT staff, but damn, that's a lot of money to spend on a database app/queuing system/workflow thingy/flavor of the week. Better to hire a top-flight, trustworthy CIO.
J. Random Hacker
I don't see those commercials hawking IBM products so much as IBM shares.
Anyone who has tried Sauza tequila would say,
the actor in the IBM adds....can't place him but he looks familiar...any one know what else he has been in???
Thank you Google! Thank you IBM!
Gaah who is the actor that plays the CEO? I swear I have seen him as a bad guy in dozens of early-90's action films. Bad ones.
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