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“Live in Canberra” gets recognition

By Ntp - 19 July 2007 7

Our Glorious Leader has announced in this press release that the “Live in Canberra” website has gained international recognition. Where you ask? Well on Adobe’s “Site of the Day” page.

That’s right folks: Site of the Day. Is it just me or is this just a big bag of “so what”? It’s a nice site, flash, easy to navigate and with an annoying voice over but “Site of the Day” FFS! Prestigious or what! Only 365 other sites a year get this gong!

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“Live in Canberra” gets recognition
Gungahlin Al 2:16 pm 20 Jul 07

I think anyone moving here on the basis of the website would have a right to sue for misleading advertising: “No traffic jams” – my bum there aint.

chester 12:46 pm 20 Jul 07

At least Adobe make it pretty clear the award is only for sites made by its customers, using Adobe products, to promote their products.

The “award” says nothing about whether an ostentatious flash site with annoying, intrusive sound was a good way to attract skilled workers to Canberra, how effective it’s been in doing so, or whether it represents a prudent use of public money.

The Shill is far more dishonest than Adobe. He not only fails to disclose that the award aims to promote the company’s software, he tries to use it as “evidence” of the Live in Canberra campaign’s success.

It’s all delivered with the same sort of hubris seen in the budget ads, that seems to have him convinced the public will believe his sh*t doesn’t stink, just because he says so.

Thumper 8:38 am 20 Jul 07

Shocked…

Shocked and stunned…

To quote Ron Nasty

chester 10:11 pm 19 Jul 07

It’s a glorified marketing campaign for chrissakes.
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/showcase/index.cfm?event=sotdarchive&loc=en_us
This is Adobe we’re talking about after all. The number of times the Chief Munster drops the name is a bit of a dead giveaway.

Nobody would have noticed or cared if he hadn’t put out a press release about it. If the “international recognition” wasn’t paid for, he certainly agreed to give the requisite number of plugs in the media release. Just call him Jon “The Shill” Stanhope. How pathetic can you get?

Ntp 4:53 pm 19 Jul 07

do you want to bet it wasn’t paid for?

Mathman 4:51 pm 19 Jul 07

Given that there are some 125 million internet sites, 1 of 365 isn’t so bad.

Sammy 4:47 pm 19 Jul 07

Yep, this is a bit of a wank.

I like the easter egg on the website.

When you ‘Close Video’ it shows you a list of occupations, and if you rollover the ‘trades’, ‘services’ & ‘professional’ text, it highlights the occupations.

‘Designers’ never gets highlighted.

I guess they don’t like being pigeonholed.

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