iPod Mini fans do lots of interesting things with their tiny machines, but George Masters has taken it to a new art, literally. Masters has created the ultimate advertisement for his tiny machine, basing his homemade iPod Mini commercial on, appropriately enough, a song by ’80s pop group the “Darling Buds”, called “Tiny Machine”.
Masters’ iPod Mini ad features 70s-style Peter Max-ish graphics, flying hearts, thumping music, and even a graphic representation of an iPod Mini being slid open. It’s a really well done piece, and while Masters created it for fun, it’s caught the eyes of many in the professional marketing community.
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Masters, a school teacher by profession, said that he created the iPod Mini ad because he enjoys doing graphic design as a hobby, and he’s a big fan of the iPod Mini. While the popularity of the ad has lead to talks about his taking his hobby professional, Masters says “I know there are people who could pay me for my hobby, but I wanted to do this because I love Apple and I wanted to do a topic that was fun. Getting paid for an ad for glue guns wouldn’t be as exciting,”
The commercial first hit the Internet last November, when Masters posted it on his website without fanfare. Attention to it putted along for a few weeks, when it was picked up by several blogs, and attention to the ad exploded.
In December alone the number of downloads of Masters’ Tiny Machine commercial topped 37,000, and there is every reason to believe it has reached at least 50,000.
And if you’d like to make it 50,001, you can view the ad at Masters’ GoMotron site.
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