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Topic: New coffee brewer (20 msgs / 375 lines)
1) From: Allon Stern
http://www.pomegranatephone.com/-
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2) From: Sheila Quinn
Excuse the ignorance, but how does a cell phone brew coffee? Maybe I 
need to check out more of the features on mine to see if that is offered 
on it. ;)
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3) From: Allon Stern
On Mar 2, 2009, at 4:40 PM, Sheila Quinn wrote:
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Check out the clickable text on the right (after the intro loads),  
where it says "coffee brewer"
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4) From: Sandy Andina
Spew alert! (Of course, then I saw the pix of NS and got extremely  
nostalgic--haven't visited there since '83, and my best friend's from  
Wolfville. Gotta admit, those weren't your stereotypical "surfer  
girls" on the site, either).
On Mar 2, 2009, at 3:20 PM, Allon Stern wrote:
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Sandy Andina
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5) From: Seth Grandeau
Yeah, but you know you'll lose that flimsy plastic mug-adapter and then
you'll be lost.  Now, if there was a stainless steel version... ;)
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6) From: Frank Parth
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When I saw this my first thought was how closed it looked to the Microsoft oPhone. Check out its YouTube video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WazA77xcf0AFrank
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7) From: John A C Despres
Maybe this phone is owned/marketed by Starbucks? Buyer beware.
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8) From: Lynne
I was only able to get this to load once - and made the mistake of clicking
on the 'shaver' (which was great - but I want to see the coffee maker, of
course!!).
:-(
They have some serious problems with this site. Funny - *if* you can view
it...
Lynne
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9) From: Lynne
OK, I take it all back - was able to view it and now I'm enjoying the videos
on Nova Scotia.
Cool.
Lynne
On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 11:39 PM, Lynne  wrote:
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10) From: raymanowen
"...I need to check out more of the features on mine to see if [coffee
brewing] is offered on it. ;)"
You'd know already- the mechanism that allows the storage of several ounces
of H2O in a few cc's of volume would have failed in a disastrous manner.
The risk would be that the little phone could generate a Starbucks Magnum no
fat half-caf latte as your silent ring in the event Starbucks HQ called you.
Eschew the Kumquat phone...
Cheers, Mabuhay und guter Abend -RayO, aka Opa!
Got Grinder?
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11) From:
I could only wish for a phone like this...brew coffee in the car, while shaving, checking email, and talking on the phone. A multitaskers dream!
Dean De Crisce
Sent from a Treo phone

12) From: Michael I
It's a pretty well put together "viral" marketing site.  The client  
really surprised me (not *$).
-AdkMike
On Mar 2, 2009, at 8:39 PM, John A C Despres wrote:
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13) From: Seth Grandeau
Wait for the next version, it will have an adapter for fresh roast, rather
than pods.
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14) From: Stephen Carey
That is the best piece of viral marketing I have ever seen.  I have 
seen it picked up on all of the networks, BBC, even China.
When you hit "Release Date" and see what it is really about, it is 
amazing and fun.  We produce many of these, but I have never done one 
as well, nor had the money, to introduce something in that 
manner.  The first time I almost believed it, but then it hit me 
what  it was and I found the "release date" and saw what was going on.
Stephen
At 05:41 PM 3/30/2009, you wrote:
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15) From: Bob Hazen
Interesting term, viral marketing.   Sounds like a not-so-good thing.  Never 
heard it before, but AdkMike also mentioned it.  It must be a common term. 
What exactly is viral marketing?
Bob

16) From: Bob Glasscock
Bob,
While this has evolved into something off-topic, I got curious and did a
little digging. We are part of the social network needed to spread the
message, sort of like word-of-mouth but with a proxy vehicle(the virus) - in
my experience with advertising, we used to call it bank shot advertising.
Thanks for raising the question - imagine the implications of such a tactic
in, say, political campaigns. Just my take. -Bob G.

17) From: Michael I
Viral marketing is the new "guerrilla marketing", trying to use  
alternate avenues (word of mouth, email, 'Net sites, public  
performances) to reach its audience.  It relies on people informing  
others, and often the product being advertised isn't immediately  
obvious.  I hadn't heard the term bank shot advertising (from Bob G),  
but I kind of like that, too.
Many companies are trying to exploit this method to reach the  
consumer, but most miss the mark.  Often, their attempts are viewed by  
their target audience as a joke and are completely ineffective.  This  
one is just a very well-done and interesting advert, but its client  
was what I found surprising (I won't spoil it for those of you who  
haven't looked yet -- click on the release date link).
Well known examples are the BMW Films http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_Films
), Blendtec's Will it Blend? http://www.willitblend.com/,one of my  
favorites), and some of Guinness' web advertising.  There are many,  
many failed viral campaigns.
It's not necessarily a bad thing, as it forces advertisers to actually  
come up with compelling content to draw attention to themselves (see  
the Pomegranate phone as an example).
-AdkMike
On Mar 3, 2009, at 9:16 PM, Bob Hazen wrote:
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18) From: John A C Despres
I lost interest before seeing and clicking the link that took me to the Nova
Scotia pages. I only went there after it was posted here. So in my mind, it
doesn't work... Well, this one didn't work, anyway.
John
On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 11:30 AM, Michael I  wrote:
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19) From: Bob Hazen
I read up on this a bit.  It's really quite clever if done well.  The use of 
human nature to propagate a message.
I feel soooo used....  (grin)
Bob

20) From: Bob Glasscock
I think I'll wait for the version with bagpipes, and TRUE espresso. - Bob
Glasscock


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