Will Arnett Featured in Nokia Lumia 920 'Work for Will' Contest

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Will Arnett Featured in Nokia Lumia 920 'Work for Will' Contest

In a TV commercial, Will Arnett says the Nokia Lumia 920 is the ultimate digital assistant, but as an "international / regional superstar" (his words in video #2) he needs handlers to handle it for him. He likes Todd, his current handler, but Todd is quitting so Will is looking for a new Todd. Will is holding a contest on workforwill.com where you can view two additional funny videos in addition to the funny TV commercial, which you can view here:

To enter the contest, you customize your Windows Phone 8 live tiles as well as pick a skin color for the Nokia 920, as seen by this browser screenshot:


Then you are asked to connect to Facebook to pull some information about you, which is then used in a personalized video from Will Arnett. As your personalized video is being created you are entertained by Will with his typical sardonic humor. When you view the video you can see your customized live tiles and chosen skin color overlaid into the video as well as Will commenting on your color of choice. A pretty cool special effects trick that also features your name overlaid on top of a business card in Will's hand. For whatever reason, my personal Facebook photos which appear in the screenshot above don't appear in the video, but instead photos of Will appear. Probably too difficult to program. In any event, Will explains that to win the contest you have to get your friends to vote for you.

The Nokia Lumia 920 sells for just $99 with a contract, so this Nokia flagship phone is priced to move. It's actually sold out in many online retailers, including Amazon.com. The Nokia Lumia 920 features a 4.5" touchscreen, optical image stabilization (OIS) 8MP PureView camera Carl Zeiss optics, 2000mAh battery, wireless charging, Microsoft SkyDrive, dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM, Nokia Maps, GPS, 4G LTE data, and 32GB of storage. It also sports a BSI sensor and has excellent low-light photo and video capabilities. The optical image stabilization, which virtually eliminates hand shake to make for nice steady videos is why the Nokia 920 will replace my iPhone very soon.
Here's some of the entry details:

Entry Period:
The “Work For Will Promotion” (“Promotion”) commences at 12:00 AM EST on November 9, 2012 and ends at 11:59 PM EST on January 17, 2013 (“Promotion Period”). All entries must be received by 11:59 PM EST on January 17, 2013. All interpretations of these Official Rules and decisions made by Sponsor relating to the Promotion are final.

The prize of being “Will’s Assistant For a Day” is not an offer of employment. This is a promotional campaign giving away a Prize. By entering this Promotion, entrants acknowledge and agree that nothing in this Promotion or Official Rules is intended to create or give rise to any employment relationship and entrant should not have any expectations of employment at entry, during or at the conclusion of Promotion or during Prize participation. The winner will not be paid, and will not be requested or required to perform any work for Will Arnett.

The Winner (hereinafter defined) will receive a trip for the Winner and one (1) guest of Winner (“Guest”) to Los Angeles, California (”Destination”) to spend a day in the position of “Will’s Assistant For a Day”, currently scheduled to take place during or around February 2013, but subject to change (the “Trip Package”). The Trip Package will include: (i) round trip coach class air transportation for Winner and Guest which shall originate from an airport of Sponsor’s choice near Winner’s primary residence to Destination, with an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $1,200; (ii) round trip ground transportation of Sponsor’s choice for Winner and Guest between airport and hotel at Destination and between hotel and assistant events, with an ARV of up to $200; (iii) two (2) nights hotel accommodations in Destination for Winner and Guest which will be one (1) standard room based on double occupancy (meals, telephone calls, tips, gratuities, and other incidentals and costs are not included), with a nightly rate not to exceed $400 totaling an ARV of $800; (iv) one (1) $300 Mastercard gift card [Redeemable wherever Mastercard is accepted] for Winner; and (v) one (1) Nokia Lumia 920, with an ARV of up to $659.96; The position of “Will’s Assistant” will consist of spending one day (defined as a minimum of eight (8) hours) shadowing Will Arnett as he performs various activities, the nature and timing of which are subject to the discretion of Sponsor; collectively (the “Prize” or “Prizes”).Winner will not be required or requested to perform any work for Will Arnett. The total ARV of the Prize is $3,159.96. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute ground transportation in lieu of air transportation if the Winner resides within 100 miles of Destination and no compensation or substitution will be provided for the difference in Prize value. The ARVs are subject to change based on current market conditions at time of Prize fulfillment, and the time of travel and the distance between departure and Destination. Any difference between the ARVs and the actual values, if any, will not be awarded. Prize day events will be determined closer to date of award. The prize of being “Will’s Assistant For a Day” is not an offer of employment. The winner of the prize will not be paid and will not be asked to perform any work for Will Arnett. All costs and expenses not specifically listed above as part of the Prize are solely Winner’s responsibility.

Do you have what it takes to work for Will? If not, you can always vote for me! smiley-laughing

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