It takes a little while to get to the punch line of this fake ad for Dell Visual Innovators, but once you do it’s worth the wait. The video captures fart photography, which is essentially shots of a man farting clouds of white powder.
The mockumentary style ad blew up on the internet. On first viewing, it seems like a legitimate ad because it fits their campaign and features “photographer” Clayton Sotos.
While it’s in no way related to Dell, they reacted to the hoax pretty well. The IT giant responded with the following tweet: “This video is in no way affiliated with Dell, but it’s great to see creative professionals get inspiration from using our products. Our dell.com/takeyourownpath program is all about celebrating people who take their own professional path. Regarding this parody, we consider imitation to be the sincerest form of flattery.”
Advertisers are revolting against MTV’s Jersey Shore and now New Jersey politicians are fighting back. CBC.ca is reporting that The New Jersey Italian American Legislative Caucus have called for Viacom (the parent of MTV) to pull the show. “Jersey Shore is a fabrication created by MTV Networks and marketed to represent reality,” the caucus wrote in a letter to Viacom.
Residents of Jersey Shore also have expressed some concerns regarding the program. Additionally many residents have supported major advertisers like Domino’s, Dell and UNICO pulling their support.
It turns out that not everybody is crazy about MTV’s newest reality hit Jersey Shore. In fact some major league advertisers have refused to associate their brands with the program, and these are traditionally brands that would flock to reach the Jersey Shore demo. Notable companies include Dell, Unico, American Family Insurance, and Domino’s. In an interview with Steppin’ Out Magazine, Snooki’s reaction to these advertisers was “F—k you! If you don’t want to watch, don’t watch. Just shut the hell up! I’m serious…F—k you!”
Dell Computer announced their digital music player today, the Digital Jukebox (DJ).
The unit, which hopes to compete directly with Apples iPod, will also ship with ‘The Dell Media Experience’, an application that will make your PC a digital entertainment center.
Dell also announced plans for an online music service.
Both products are set to ship by the holiday season this year. It is unknown whether Dell will be able to create the experience that Apple has with its iTunes and iPod products.