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Who owns AkoMismo.org?

There’s been some buzz about this new campaign called Ako Mismo which started out as a star-studded TV ad followed by a members-only website.

Nothing wrong with it really. A lot of forums and websites require people to sign up before allowing them to enter and see what’s inside. AkoMismo is also giving away a branded dog tag for members.

This is not uncoommon. Other sites also offer free stuff when you sign up. I used to moderate a forum back in 2001 that pays members a certain amount for every post they make.

One has to admit it’s a clever online marketing gimmick. What put the campaign under scrutiny was the socio-political angle and the secrecy of the organizers behind it.

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I don’t think AkoMismo.org site is really that anonymous. Here are some public information about the site:

Domain Registrant: akomismo.org

Tribal DDB
McKinley, Taguig City
Philippines
[email protected]
Created March 16, 2009

IP WhoIs: 125.5.116.82
INFOCOM Technologies Inc
3/F PLDT Tower I
6799 Ayala Avenue, Makati City
*****@vitro.epldt.net

Well, at least we know who owns the domain and the ad agency is Tribal DDB (they do digital marketing worldwide) and the server is hosted at the PLDT Vitro data center.

P.S. — About the privacy concern with the alleged Smart/PLDT’s data-mining of personal information, didn’t thousands of people already freely gave those details to Red Mobile/Smart in exchange for a free SIM before?

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

69 Responses

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  2. sadshadow says:

    AKO MISMO ipagmamalaki ko na NOYPI ako…

  3. ako mismo ang magtuturo sa aking mga kaklase ng tamang pagboto.. sasabihin ko na hindi nabibili ng katiting na pera ang kanilang mga boto. at tututlong ako na magprisinta ng libre sa pagbabantay sa araw ng botohan

  4. angel says:

    I’m curious with this “Ako Mismo Dog Tag” that people have been talking about. Even my high school friends we’re selling real dog tags. Without knowing what it is, I searched the net and it looks like a lot of people are looking forward to have one. Is this a trend to the fashionistas around Philippines? You say it’s an organization, then what could their purpose be? I don’t care whether actors or actresses are the ones who’s advertising this dog tags cause well I certainly am not a fan of local artists. :)
    Aside from that, what’s with their name as “Ako Mismo” Ako mismo what? If it’s a way of saying “Proud to be a Filipino” then a tag won’t make any difference if the person itself isn’t making any move at all. If it’s that EASY to make a difference then I bet buying a million, no, a trillion or a gazillion of these dog tags…would change the world? Lol. No material thing would help us Filipino to change, it’s up to us if we’ll take action or not. Then, dog tags aren’t necessary. I peeked at ako mismo design and one thing popped up in my mind: the design is so simple that anyone who knows more in making a design can make better ones. Much better that can really symbolize all of the Filipinos in making a change. Want to change something? Then, take action and forget those dog tags. Leave it be with those mutts. :P

  5. alvin says:

    hi fpoe fpanoh fpoe mging member ng akomismo nkabili nua kasi akoh ng akomismo dogtag….

  6. r.a says:

    what is this all about ? is it for campaign only? but any ways its a good stand for all filipino youth out there who still believe that we can change our country for good in the near future,.where can i get or buy this dog tag or even the shirt?hehehe .,.,..,thnx

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