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My quest for an exclusive interview with J Allard
« on: March 25, 2007, 10:49:07 PM »

From the Zunerama blog:

The other day I was talking with my slacker friend Jim and, knowing about this humble website, he asked if I'd scored an interview with Bill Gates yet.

Now, I like to think of Zunerama as a decent-sized fish in the very small pond of successful Zune websites... but I don't expect to have hit Bill's radar quite yet. But Jim's question got me thinking: What about J Allard?

Allard, as you may know, is the top gun on Microsoft's Zune team - leader of design and development, and recently expanding his role to include business development. Allard is a heavy hitter. He's credited with overseeing Microsoft's wildly successful Xbox and Xbox 360 projects. He's also renowned for having a great influence on shaping Microsoft's Internet strategies.

So I don't expect this to be a cakewalk. I'm going to have to justify why Allard might want to give up a coffee break to spend a little time with Zunerama. I'm aware, for example, that even mega-tech-blog Engadget only got 20 minutes of Allard's time during the Zune pre-launch. He's had few interviews that I'm aware of with mega-sites or the legitimate press - let alone a modest Zune blog like Zunerama.

But I like a challenge, too. So, today, I'm announcing my goal of scoring an exclusive interview with J Allard.

Stay tuned for updates as I develop strategies, tactics, and timeframes. Oh, and if you've got his number, please email me with it. Smiley
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Re: My quest for an exclusive interview with J Allard
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2007, 10:55:38 PM »

Hmm, try bribing him with a cake shaped like a Zune, or a Cake spelled Zunerama Wink

Good luck! After hearing he was heading the Zune team, we really haven't heard a peep from him.  We know they were hiring, so they're expanding, and that recent podcast we heard with Leo they've moved into a more permanent location in Redmond.  But J. Allard, I'm sure he has some interesting thoughts many inquiring minds would like to know...
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Re: My quest for an exclusive interview with J Allard
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2007, 11:18:46 PM »

I hope you get that interview.  I would love to know what are his thoughts are on the Zune, it's competetion and it's future.  Good Luck Ed.
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Re: My quest for an exclusive interview with J Allard
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2007, 05:43:08 AM »

Awesome good luck!
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Re: My quest for an exclusive interview with J Allard
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2007, 10:30:12 AM »

An interview sounds like a great idea. Go for it! It'd be fascinating to here where the Zune is going and get an official word.

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