An interesting phenomenon has started happening with Windows Phone 7 that usually only happens with Apple products… creative people want to promote it for fun! We’ve already seen a couple fan-made commercials for Windows Phone 7 on Youtube, and they are pretty nice. Below you’ll see one by Brandon Foy and a new one by Mark Nadolski. Paul Thurott says that fans think Microsoft isn’t stepping up enough to promote Windows Phone 7, and that may be true, but maybe it’s also a fun way to show off your video editing and special effects skills.
If anyone from Microsoft’s marketing team is out there, wouldn’t it be cool to do a little contest to find the best fan-made Windows Phone 7 commercial? You could put a nice prize up and then air some of them on national TV for a while. People are already making them for fun anyway.
What do you think? Should Microsoft do something to promote these home-spun ads for their product? What should the contest rules be?
“We Love WP7” by Brandon Foy
“Connect Your World” by Mark Nadolski
“Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” by Scott Davies