Friday, August 12, 2005

The Ultimate in Advertising

Well, the topic of the new commemorative state quarters came up today in conversation. And, that whole subject kind of sat in the back of my mind while I was working. Then, it hit me... How awesome would it be if Microsoft ponied up some serious cash to the Washington State government to put the Windows logo on the back of the Washington State Quarter, which is slated for release in 2007. I mean, seriously, the state probably wouldn't allow it, but what an amazing way to advertise. This ad would run for the next 40+ years for a one time fixed cost. Hell, if had Microsoft's money, you just know they'd up for it.


Anonymous said...

i love this idea, and any other which makes governments act more like businesses. i bet this would even be more interesting for microsoft in places like china.

Anonymous said...

You still collecting coins?

Brute Force said...

Ash, my view on this is similar to yours. It would be best if governments were conducted in a manner that is similar to businesses. Any emerging market for tech would make an interesting place for this, not just China. Also, I think this idea could expand past coinage and towards stamps and government-issued checks, food stamps, vouchers, etc. America is a capitalist society, and it would be a bit hypocritcal if local governments took offense with this suggestion.