Intel Ad Says Tech Geeks are Rock Stars

The campaign carries with it a tagline under the Intel logo, which labels the company as “Sponsors of Tomorrow.”

While Intel has advertised with commercials before (remember the dancing bunny men and the Intel Inside chime?), this time around the chipmaker wants to boost its image so that consumers will prefer Intel-made chips over the competition.

"We want people, when they decide they need a new laptop, to make sure they're going to look at Intel inside," said Nancy Bhagat, director of integrated marketing at Intel.

The first 30-second spot has Ajay Bhatt, co-inventor of the USB, walking through a staff room with women swooning at him. He pours himself a cup of coffee into his Intel-branded mug, signs a few autographs before the screen transitions to the message, “Your rock stars aren’t like our rock stars.”

On Intel’s YouTube channel, the campaign is described, “Rather than focusing on a new product, the 2009 "Sponsors of Tomorrow" ad campaign celebrates what makes Intel different culture, personality, heroes -- and ways Intel has helped change the world for over 40 years.”

Click here to see it on YouTube.

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  • bill gates is your daddy
    Dax CorrinWTF Marcus... you proud of just rehashing what's in the headline just so you can get first post? Go away, loser, you suck almost as much as DemonHorde 665.

    Hey dumbass...Marcus wrote the article.
    And if you payed attention you will notice that all the comment sections are working this way now (why, I do not know) but the first post always appears to be the sub-headline blurb that is written.
  • mustwarnothers
    Someone needs to buy those iron on T-Shirt letters and make a T-shirt that says:

    "My Crysis Benchmarks make Women Wet."
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  • bill gates is your daddy
    I'm a tech geek but I seem to be missing the groupies. I think I will sue Intel for false advertisement and mental anguish.
  • hellwig
    Is having an Intel Inside sticker like drinking from a Starbucks cup or driving a Ferrari? Are you basically trying to say "Look at the shiny and over-priced things I buy and not my tiny genitalia!"?

    I mean seriously, geeks already have over-inflated, yet undeserved egos, Intel doesn't need to encourage us, err... them anymore. Sorry, but your Core i7 965 Extreme w/ 12GB memory and Quad-SLI isn't going to impress the ladies anymore than an AMD.
  • AdamB5000
    hellwigSorry, but your Core i7 965 Extreme w/ 12GB memory and Quad-SLI isn't going to impress the ladies anymore than an AMD.

    True. In fact it won't impress most people, geek or not. You're just saying, "Hey, look at the shitiest $3,000 "investment" I ever made. It'll be worth 1/2 in a year!"