Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Free Motorola advertising

Driving along Agdao this afternoon and caught sight of this jeepney. Despite the minor risk of accident, just had to snap a photo with my Nokia 6233i.

Ordinarily, jeepney art is a mish-mash of various pictures and logos, but the artist of this piece of work really had his thing together. It's Motorola through and through.

And the funny thing is: I don't think Motorola paid him a cent for this piece of advertising.

If you look closer, though, you'll see that the Motorola logo looks a little off. Other than that, it does look pretty convincing. From the corner of my eye, I saw the Motorola ad with people on the side of the jeepney, too.

Now, if for some reason some humorless Motorola pencil pusher wants to send a cease-and-desist letter: I'm sorry, I can't help you. I didn't stop to ask the jeepney driver his name and address.

5 comments:

  1. Haha! That is a pretty jeep. Yellow. How flashy. :) And Motorola should be paying the guy, not sending cease and desist letters.

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  2. You'll probably be disappointed to know that this jeepney likely IS sponsored by Motorola. :p They've been having some kind of promo where people can get free rides.

    See here:
    http://www.pinoyhack.com/2006/09/04/motorola-philippines-hello-moto-free-jeepney-ride/

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  3. Hi, Mike: cool! Didn't know that. Now I have to go and see if the jeeps actually do give people free rides.

    Hi, Jute: Cebu still has the best examples of airbrushed jeepney art that I've seen.

    Thanks both for visiting.

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  4. how about this one?
    http://tutubipatrol.blogspot.com/2006/11/coke-is-it.html

    there's also that motorola jeepney here in makati aside from the coke :)

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  5. Oh, I saw something like this yesterday at Elizabeth Mall. Apparently, it's being used as a shuttle service for Citilink passengers here in Cebu. I was quite surprised and I remembered your post about it. Yeah, just thought you should know. ^.^

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