Does it matter to you if CrackBerry is based in NYC?
**Update from Kevin - Read my reply on this thread HERE for my take on it it all **
Given the whole global market, and the fact that NYC is considered the worlds capital, does it really matter where Kevin sits and types?
I can't see anything but positive in this, honestly. Crackberry will be right in the middle of the action. Kevin will have easier and quicker access to decision makers and stories. I say God Speed and damn the horses. Crackberry NYC is a stroke of genius.
Last edited by Kevin Michaluk; 03-12-13 at 10:34 AM. Reason: Added link to my reply
- 03-12-13, 06:06 AM #2
But none of this concerns us, the readers. When we hear surprise, we want something that relates to us in a positive way. And not news that Kevin will be running his website from somewhere else.
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- 03-12-13, 06:39 AM #3
Right, London. Keep dreaming. Just because you put it in the center of a Mercator projector doesn't make it the center.
Unless you are the Queen of England. The media AND financial center of the world (good and bad) is NYC.
CB is just another Canadian import. This was all spun up to be mind blowing and it doesn't matter. It's nothing.
- 03-12-13, 06:43 AM #4
I agree it does not have much significance.
Even the Toronto one was iffy. I believe they booked it in Toronto before they knew the main event was not there perhaps.
I do not personally see why it is important to us where blog posts are submitted from.
The phone is out, the reviews are done...its just going to be separate articles for the release date of each carrier? Why does that have to be in New York. Even for carrier launch events those can be an in-and-out experience with posts written from elsewhere like traditional events. To be honest it sounds like Kevin is going there for something else and the spin is that it is all for a HQ. All that is there is an AT&T event to my knowledge.
The meetups are also hyped up until the point where its time to do them in my opinion. It never really happened in Toronto. I believe Zach Gilbert had a small one and a few people showed up but it was not really promoted.
- 03-12-13, 06:57 AM #5
In the grand scheme of things, I suppose it doesn't really matter. It's unfortunate that Kevin hyped up his announcement and got a lot of people excited for something BlackBerry related, but it is what it is.
As long as it doesn't change the quality of the content he pushes out, then it shouldn't matter to us.
- 03-12-13, 07:04 AM #7
There is a reason that New York is chosen by many companies as one of their headquarters, and there is a reason that BlackBerry has taken their product there many many times to show to people on the street. Kevin and crew have a chance to interact with real people, potentially millions of them, every day, and bring a great deal of hype to this launch. Media is centered there, national news in both print and video, and the more people that Kevin can reach the better. I think NY is a great choice.
- 03-12-13, 07:10 AM #8
Do your homework before you talk.
- 03-12-13, 07:13 AM #9
True. But how will this effect Crackberry? Everything done (going to an AT&T event, what else??) will be documented and posted on Crackberry. Why does it make it better to post it from a media centre/city on to this website? How does Crackberry reach more people when an article is submitted to the blogs from NYC?
Do not see how many companies having a headquaters in NYC makes it a good idea/valuable for Crackberry to have it there for a few days. How is that related/relevant for a company that's product is virtual?
If some actual substantial meetups are advertised and actually happen that is the only positive I see out of this, and that would be no more then an estimate of what....100 people? I do not see how millions of people will be interacted with again, unless millions are watching the AT&T event live and the pony tail is chopped again.
- 03-12-13, 07:21 AM #12
- CrackBerry Genius
03-12-13, 07:23 AM #13
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Does it matter to you if Crackberry is based in NYC?
and while reading this thread,
State of mind - Jay Z feat ALICIA KEYS
doing the background music..
[Chorus: Alicia Keys]
New York, concrete jungle where dreams are
There's nothin' you can't do
Now you're in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Let's hear it for
New York, New York, New York
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- 03-12-13, 07:23 AM #14
Let us also not forget that CB could set up in Times Square and talk to/interview random people walking by, generating buzz from the boots on the ground effect as well.
- 03-12-13, 07:31 AM #17
- 03-12-13, 07:37 AM #20
You are correct on the financials it appears. What I was worried about was China more so than NYC for financial. At this time though, it appears that London is indeed the center.
- CrackBerry User
03-12-13, 07:41 AM #21
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Does it matter to you if Crackberry is based in NYC?
I think it does. It will help with the launch here in the US. I believe many of the media outlets will take the opportunity to speak with those who are more in the know than they are. I saw on local news this morning a report of the Z10 coming to ATT that was basically just an announcement, so any hype will most likely help. Especially after SXSW response.
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- 03-12-13, 07:42 AM #22
And I'm sorry but if you want to bring in the War, it's more like we have to thank the Russians, for kicking Nazi ***.
All US did until the very end of the war, was sell explosives for the bombs that dropped on London. So no it's because of US that we might have been speaking German.
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