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Subject: RE: FLASH: OT: Convincing people of Flash
From: joe shoults
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 19:43:57 GMT

Certanly I would contend that plug-in is NOT an issue, since the
Flash-installed stats indicate otherwise. But I looked at your extant site,
and I can understand where your marketing manager is coming from. He
probably not only thinks in old-fashioned ways, but is afraid of change.
The proposed full-frontal approach with a big presentation (that could make
him look like a dinosaur), or a full-scale Flash site will not help you).
If he is THAT stodgy, no presentation is going to convince him, because you
would be battling his beliefs, not his perceptions, not to mention any
political bullsh*t you may stir up. My suggestion is that perhaps a
judicious "mixing-in" of Flash in lieu of some of the animated gifs your
marketing manager was referring to would plant the seeds you need. Move
from there. Rome wasn't built in a day. Don't give up.

let's see that redesign! what's the url?

good luck!

> -----Original Message-----
> Subject: Re: FLASH: OT: Convincing people of Flash
> He took one look at it, and started talking rubbish about "bullet
> points" and animated gifs. He then alarmed me by showing some of
> his 'favourites' which consisted solely of the standard corporate
> fare (menu on the side, loads of text, links all over the place).
> I tried convincing him that an F4 demo would show us off a lot
> better, but he wasn't listening.
> How do I go about convincing someone that Flash is "where it's
> at", as opposed to a fly-by-night thing only geeks appreciate.

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