Snoop Dog to help in Malware Fight

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  1. Searching_ _ _

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    Malware was the Case That They Gave Me - The Register
     
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    I must admit as soon as I read this it made me lol :p
     
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    The companion piece to your link (perhaps it forms a 'duet', eh?):

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/03/symantec_rap_contest_farce/

    Btw: Anyone desiring to be "rickrolled" can have it done here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

    Enjoy! :)
     
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    This is a great case of a PR department needing to be fired. There are all sorts of things wrong here, a few of which I'll lay out.

    1. A security company getting a celebrity to endorse a cause or product to begin with. This is too specialized an area for this sort of thing to work. You not only look stupid, you make the celebrity look stupid.

    2. Picking a celebrity that is only relevant to either a very specific audience or too few audiences. A movie star would have worked much better here if Symantec was adamant about doing this no matter how stupid it was to do so.


    I can't blame Calvin here, he is an artist surrounded by his own PR people who will waste no time in telling him "Hey this is good for you! You'll get more exposure and make money. Do it, Mr Snoop Dogg sir". Now, Calvin is no idiot, he's been in the business a long time. But, if there is money to be made, he'll at least think about it. Symantec looks like a fool here, not just for the reasons I laid out, but because their entire idea burst into flames because of security issues...a PR event ran by a security company destroyed over security issues. The egg on face comments aren't even close to how bad this makes Symantec look.
     
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    Not as entertaining as last years Dokken vs. chicken ads. :D
     
  7. dw426

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    How did I miss THAT?
     
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