Microsoft Should Air Some Fan-Made WP7 Commercials

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

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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for since they first appeared on the market in 2002. Read more about Adam Lein!