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Thread: Mozilla finally puts a two page ad in the New York Times.

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    There are finally doing it. I think this would be the first time an open source software has ever been in a newspaper ad or even in "mainstream" media.

    Campaign Supported by Community Marketing and Fundraising Aims to Raise Awareness of Mozilla Firefox

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - December 15th, 2004 - The Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving choice and promoting innovation on the Internet, today announced that it has placed a two-page ad in the December 16th edition of the New York Times. The ad, coordinated by Spread Firefox, features the names of the thousands of people worldwide who contributed to the Mozilla Foundation's fundraising campaign to support last month's highly successful launch of the open source Mozilla Firefox 1.0 web browser.

    Spread Firefox is the volunteer-run Mozilla advocacy site, with over 50,000 registered members, where community marketing activities are organized to raise awareness and to promote the adoption of Firefox. The Spread Firefox site is powered by the open source CivicSpace web site software. Community members may submit ideas and join volunteer teams by visiting http://www.spreadfirefox.com.

    The design and development of the New York Times ad was led by Christopher Messina, a San Francisco-based designer and a volunteer leader at Spread Firefox.

    To date, Firefox has been downloaded by over 11 million people worldwide.

    Getting Firefox
    Mozilla Firefox 1.0 can be downloaded for free or purchased in a CD-ROM Edition with Firefox Guidebook from the Mozilla Foundation at http://www.mozilla.org.

    About the Mozilla Foundation
    Established in July 2003, the Mozilla Foundation is a non-profit organization hosting a collection of leading innovators whose mission is to preserve choice and innovation on the Internet. The Foundation provides organizational, legal, and financial support for the Mozilla open source software project. The Foundation is based in Mountain View, California and is the heir to the legacy and tradition of the Internet's first widely used browser, Netscape. Learn more about the Mozilla Foundation at http://www.mozilla.org.

    Press Contact:
    Colin Crook
    Sparkpr
    colin@sparkpr.com
    +1-415-321-1887

    Here are the links to the high quality pics:
    http://www.mozilla.org/press/nytimes-firefox-final.pdf
    or
    http://www.mozilla.org/images/nyt_ad_2004.png

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    The .png doesn't show for me.
    Think it's cool though that they placed such a big ad in th eNew York Times

    hmm...asspie

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    I think it is in the "real" paper. Try saving the .png first.

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    dont think that kind of advertisement will bring many new firefox users.
    Last edited by {I}{K}{E}; 12-17-2004 at 12:21 AM.

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    word of mouth is gonna bring alot more people to firefox but its nice to see someone try to promote firefox to people in business rather then home users.

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    It costs like 35.000 Dollars for a One Page Ad........

    somebody is definetly cashing out (and in)...................


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    Quote Originally Posted by 15%
    It costs like 35.000 Dollars for a One Page Ad........

    somebody is definetly cashing out (and in)...................
    Fuck ya.

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    its $50,000 if its for a business but since firefox is non profit they get a knock down rate.

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    My mistake sorry its 60.000 Dollars
    35.000 is for half a page
    (but theirs is black&white...)

    anyway its about time they think "bigger"

    as long as it dont do the Opera trik

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    Quote Originally Posted by 15%
    My mistake sorry its 60.000 Dollars
    35.000 is for half a page
    (but theirs is black&white...)

    anyway its about time they think "bigger"

    as long as it dont do the Opera trik


    Ya sooooo. when they going to start charging us saps ?

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