Switch Video Contest Winners

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Inspired by Apple's own Switch Ads, MacRumors users competed in a contest to make their own "Switch" ads to be judged by other members of the MacRumors community.

The Results are in:

And the winner of the First Ever MacRumors Switch Ad Contest is Teabgs, who received almost 20% of the votes with his Monkey Switch Ad. Monkey Switch Ad was recently featured on TechTV's Screensavers.

Msibbern came in 2nd Place with Grow-Up....With a Mac Switch Ad and received 11.36% of the votes.

Al_LeVine came in 3rd with his Tweek South Park Switch Ad with 9.70% of the votes.

Honorable mentions go to JohnC with Lego Switch Switch Ad (8.03%) and Beej with Ballmer Switch (7.76%)

Great job guys! And thanks also to all the participants who entered an ad and all the members who came out to vote.
 

arn

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I'm impressed by the quality of the ads...

btw, I reuped the spoof ad of Gates talking about how much he likes the Mac.)

arn
 

phgreer

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I hope Apple has enough of a sense of humor to put that up with the other ones on their website or at least show it at the next MacWorld or whatever. Heck it should run on TV.

I like it better than the e-Trade monkey!

:cool:
 

Mr. Anderson

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Originally posted by phgreer
I hope Apple has enough of a sense of humor to put that up with the other ones on their website or at least show it at the next MacWorld or whatever. Heck it should run on TV.

I like it better than the e-Trade monkey!

:cool:
Could you imagine seeing the Monkey Switch at an Apple Expo - that would be hysterical - wow. :D

But I'm with jello - why a negative? Weird, this was all in fun and showcased a wide range of great creative talent. Maybe a sore loser???

D
 

Mr. Anderson

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Originally posted by shadowfax0
Anyone care to explain the Steve Ballmer video? Is that actually real?? :eek:
Ah, unfotunately, yes it is. There was a longer one somewhere, that was made into a music video. If anyone has the link they should post it.
 

etoiles

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what happened to the porn-producer guy ??? I want to see HIM featured in an official Apple ad...

Imagine if all the porn in the world was produced on mac, Apple would not have to care about market share anymore :D
 

solvs

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Jun 25, 2002
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Originally posted by dukestreet
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Originally posted by shadowfax0
Anyone care to explain the Steve Ballmer video? Is that actually real??
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Ah, unfotunately, yes it is. There was a longer one somewhere, that was made into a music video. If anyone has the link they should post it.
Personally, I prefer the Ballmer "Developers" video. Scary stuff. Anyone have a link?
 

Shrek

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Originally posted by phgreer
I sent an e-mail to Apple encouraging them to put the monkey ad on their switch page! :D
Good job!

I voted for the Grow-Up....With a Mac Switch Ad because I think it is pretty funny. But the monkey switch ad is funny, too, so I'm all bananas for it! I was actually surprised to see it on a rerun of The Screensavers today.

BANANA-NANNA-FO-FANNA-FA-FE-FI-FO-FANNA-FA-FE-FI-FO-FANNA-BANANA!!! :D
 

PretendPCuser

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Difference?

Would someone please tell Mr. Ballmer the difference between charisma and idiocy, he seems in dire need of clarification.

Of course, if someone were to, i don't know, pay me tons of money to get all fat and sweaty and scream like a moron in front of an auditorium of people... well..i think i'd probably do it. Maybe he does know that he's acting like an idiot, one things for sure, he's one rich idiot!!!
 

nero007

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Originally posted by etoiles
what happened to the porn-producer guy ??? I want to see HIM featured in an official Apple ad...

Imagine if all the porn in the world was produced on mac, Apple would not have to care about market share anymore :D
If you're referring to Will Ferrell then you didn't get the joke. He wasn't really in the porn business. He's an actor and was until recently on Saturday Night Live. This is probably why the commerical with him will never be aired. Too many people wouldn't get the joke.
 

3777

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Originally posted by AaronAdams
I liked the Ballmer ad myself.

Oh my God the Ballmer ad ruled!!! I really liked the Southpark ad too, they both deserved to be on Tech TV.......

No offense Aaron..... but as a Mac user....... I think the monkey would have been better then any of the people featured so far:eek::D
 

msibbern

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Jul 17, 2002
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Grow Up Switch Ad

Congrats to everyone who entered. Some nice work.

Also, thanks to those who voted for "Grow Up... With a Mac." Much appreciated. Now I'm waiting for the big prize to arrive in the mail.

Note to Apple: I have the original on DV if you need it for the next run of switch commercials. :)

Best,

MS
 

teabgs

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Jan 18, 2002
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Just wanna say thanx to everyone who voted for me and such. Also for the support.....and yeah, the screensavers thing is pretty cool...

congrats to the other winners :D


Aaron: is that really you....? if so, coolio...howd you get into MR?

um, other thought.....about the expo and apple and my ad.....I think it'd be pretty sweet....Theyd have to give me VIP tix to the expo though....and a few for some friends ;)

If they'd use it I gotta get something in return right ;) :p :D

maybe some hardware....or $$$, <inflated ego>Where's my limo?</inflated ego>

hehehe.....:cool: :cool: :cool:
 

ToasterBoy

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Congrats.

Congrats to all the winners. They were very funny.

Anyone know where I can get the switch ad music? I searched here but come up blank!

Thanks for any help!

ROCK ON!

TB
 

teabgs

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Re: Congrats.

Originally posted by ToasterBoy
Congrats to all the winners. They were very funny.

Anyone know where I can get the switch ad music? I searched here but come up blank!

Thanks for any help!

ROCK ON!

TB

Look in the Switch contest discussion forum....there are links there ;)
 

unclepain

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Jan 23, 2002
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OMG! The Ballmer one was just too funny. As the lone Mac tech in my company's Helpdesk, I enjoyed playing the monkey boy video earlier in the week and seeing this ad just made my evening.

I actually converted the portion of audio where he screams like a little girl when he stumbles and starts to skip around the stage into a WAV file and made that my Mail notification sound on my pee-cee at work. That really peev'd my co-workers off.