Saturday, July 11, 2009

Deconstructing Promos

I've been wanting to do a post about some of the promos television channels make about themselves for a while. But it's difficult to find all of them.

In any case, here are two of my favourites on Geo News.

The first one is for Geo News. Al I could think of while watching this and laughing so hard that I fell off my sofa, was... "Couldn't Mir Shakilur Rehman spring for even motorbikes for its correspondents? Cycles? Not even bus fare? What about mobile phones? Poor, poor reporters... look at them run to get their story in...!" Actually, for some of the "healthier" correspondents, it was downright cruel what they had to do to show their commitment to their jobs.

The second one is the snazzy, hep, Transformers-inspired promo for Geo Mobile.

But hold on a second... did the Geo Mobile just transform itself into an evil Decepticon? You may THINK it's a harmless Autobot, what with the blue eyes and all. But don't be fooled. Aaah, it all makes sense now. Geo News can transform itself and its ideology in the proverbial blink of an eye. Talk about truth in advertising.

If anyone knows where one can access more of the channel promos, do let me know!

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