posted on Jul, 1 2007 @ 04:01 PM
People seem to be more and more inclined to shout 'viral marketing' these days than hoax for some reason, and I don't know why but that bothers me
(maybe my business background?)
I personally, don't see any need to produce something as vague as this and as many others have said only post it on sites that involve conspiracy
theorists and UFO 'nuts', its just not good business sense. If you employ someone who can make what is, a pretty damn good rendered craft, and get
lots of people to send in pictures of craft, that takes time and money. OK, I'm sure there are people who could make some great renders on the
board, and given enough money, as I said, I could probably knock up a similar model, but the main issue I have is MONEY. Who's spending it to make
this? It also seems that its all connected to crop circles that have been going on for years (which might also be part of it, anyone keeping tabs on
any of the known crop circle hoaxers?)
How many of us here are THAT into Transformers that we'd definitely go see the movie when the drones are revealed to be 'Megatron's penis?' out
for a late night leak?
So many people have said "I'm not going to poke it with a stick if this actually links to either Halo or Transformers". Personally, never really
been interested in either, so I'm not going to go to see/get either of them, but it just seems like the people who used to cry model now cry CGI and
the people that used to cry hoax now have the chant of viralmarketing!!!one1!
We have no objective information to determine whether it is real or not, but by now we would have some IDEA that it is related to either of those two
products. If I were marketing something such as Halo about aliens, then I'd be more inclined to post 'alien found looks like Halo baddy' on Halo
forums than on ATS, since they would be more into it and be more hyped by it.
Whats the best that could happen if it turns out that it is related? We all think "pfft, it was just silly transformers hype" how's that going to
make us go see the movie?
No, its either real (in non definitive terms of a given 'real', i.e. it might be government disinfo just as much) or a hoax made by CGI or models, I
don't see this as any form of marketing, other than to get gullible people to believe in aliens, or those who believe in aliens to start thinking
everythng is a hoax.
I enjoy discussing it and its possible ramifications, but its not going to make me lust after my own 12" Optimus Prime blow-up doll, sorry.
The documents themselves aren't conclusive. A couple of days work in something like Visio and some pre-arranged font work based on existing fonts
isn't the big money here, if you work with fonts and vector drawings all day you probably have the software at home too, so that's just an
investment of time, not really money. Admittedly, you'd need to backstory the whole thing with the fonts (could have been a lucky guess tho)
available at that time (or have already made reports in that era, particularly if you work in XPARC), paper styles, etc.
The drones are where the big money is - first, you'd need a good renderer, and while there are many available freely, there is more likelyhood this
is a 'professional' quality render from known software. Or, on the other side, a 3D printer and/or CNC/CAM mill, which costs a fair bit and
requires training, so again, someone must either have already bought them for business/hobby use or have a lot of money to blow on a laugh.
No, marketing, as far as I'm concerned, it is not.