Google and Virgin partner for Chromebook marketing drive:
Google use Virgin to test-fly new Chromebook computers for free….sorry that line is not more humorous.
From the 1st of July until September 30th 2011 Virgin America passengers will be able to trial the new Chromebook and receive free wireless connections while doing so.
In certain airports, namely Chicago O’Hare, San Francisco, Boston and in Dallas-Fort Wort, Virgin Atlantic passengers will also be able to access “Chrome Zones” where presentations will be displayed explaining the new product and offering passengers a chance to order a Chromebook to take on their flight to test.
Google will also partner with the Ace Hotel in New York so guests can play Googley under the covers for free also!
How do you get the chance to utilize this gesture from Google and Virgin?
Virgin travellers will have to give up their credit card info as a deposit for which a Chromebook will duly be provided for flights between San Francisco International (SFO) and Dallas and Fort Worth (DFW) Chicago O’Hare International airport (ORD) or Bosto Logan International airport (BOS)…Chromebook’s can be returned at the arriving gate at the qualifying airports.
It seems that Virgin America and Google are quite the partners after offering free Wi-Fi around holiday periods in the past.
Google have also been seen selling their Chrome browser to travellers on Virgin America flights last year.
Do you think that this kind of targeted marketing will help move people over to the Google way?Anthony Munns