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IBM’s Hack A Hair Dryer Video For Women Shows How Badly It Has Lost Its Once Legendary Marketing Touch.


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by Anura Guruge


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The ‘Hack a Hair Dryer’ Video.

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Click to access YouTube video … with commentary.


The Inevitable Backlash and IBM’s Backpedaling.

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TIME reports that IBM forced to pull the plug on video ad.

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Click to access original article.


The Spoofs on Twitter ….

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Click to access Twitter spoofs ….


I really do NOT get it.

IBM seems all at sea.

It just doesn’t seem to be able to get anything right these days.

This video commercial was so sexist. As a father of three daughters and an ex-IBMer I am pretty amazed that MY IBM no longer had the smarts to see that this was going to offend the very target audience they were trying to woo.

Last month they bought Weather Channel assets saying that needed that for their Cloud Computing initiative. Now this.

Has it got anything to do with the current CEO? I am just asking.

I get the impression that IBM is being run by the 85-year old Warren Buffett who has admitted he is not much into computers.


IBM To Buy Weather Channel Assets — Ah? Did Watson Come Up With This OR Was It Boy Dylan?

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by Anura Guruge


Related Posts:
>> Amazon should BUY IBM.
>> Irony of IBM revenue decline.
>> Resurrect Grid Computing.
>> IBM, Bob Dylan & Watson.

>> Donate Hursley House …
>> Get rid of unproductive R&D.
>> IBM’s 26% layoff is NOT enough.

>>
Punch-drunk IBM, 40% layoff.

>> “Think” sign — Aug. 28, 2014.

>> Hursley’s John Fairclough …

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Search on “Hursley”, “IBM” & “mainframes” for other IBM (Hursley) related posts … and also ‘Dylan’ >>>>


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This DOES NOT make sense.

This sounds REALLY dumb.

Of all the things that IBM could have gainfully spent its money on — weather forecasting ‘technology’? Somebody has a screw loose.

YES, I am huge believer in Watson.

IF this acquisition is to HELP Watson did IBM executives ask Watson what he thought about it (and let’s not even go there, since ‘Watson’ is named after the Watsons he has to be MALE)?

I get a feeling that rather than ask Watson they asked Bob Dylan — Watson’s new spokesman.

This does NOT make me happy. This actually makes me livid.

As an ex-IBMer, who managed to make a modest living for nearly 40 years on my knowledge of all things IBM, I still bleed blue when cut. IF you don’t understand that expression, YOU should not be dabbling in anyway with IBM, once “Big Blue” — now “Middling Blue“.

Aaaahhhh!

IBM. Funny this. I actually made a comment on IBM mainframes on Facebook yesterday and a few people like it.