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Microsoft going after the Get Mac ads

 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:22 pm    Post subject: Microsoft going after the Get Mac ads Reply with quote

This should be fun. Laughing

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/18/business/media/18adco.html?_r=1&ref=business&oref=slogin
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those commercials with Jerry Seinfeld were really odd. What were they selling? Shoes? I can't wait to see the new ones. It will be interesting to see if they really go after Apple or just play softball.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't understand that one with Seinfeld either. MS is just running around like a chicken with its head cut off.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad. Really Sad. They should be focusing on the reason they have a "tarnished image" in the first place instead of playing tit-for-tat with Apple.

I was disappointed to hear that Jerry Seinfeld was going to help promote Micro$oft. There was always a Mac sitting on his desk on the show. Oh well. I guess if they offered me a million bucks to do a few commercials, I'd do it too.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just saw the ads for the first time on YouTube. They aren't bad. I just don't see them helping the sinking ship of Vista. I think Microsofter should just hurry up and get Windows 7 out. Until then, it really seems like a lost cause.

Here they are....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkZdkHylJ3w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hhVjSbV_oQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj5UyZKo2iE
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the new ad, although it's clearly a reaction to Apple's ads and in that way it reminds people of Apple. But it does work to break down the stereotype of a PC user.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only like them because of the Deepak Chopra cameo. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would assume this made cutting room floor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVMy0PFr8no


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben_Tex wrote:
I would assume this made cutting room floor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVMy0PFr8no


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I think he suffers from roid rage.

They better get Bill Gates back soon, or frat boy is going to drive that company into the ground. I can't even imagine him using a computer for anything but searching for porn or sports scores. Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turns out that some of the promotional images on M$'s website relating to this campaign were made on a Mac. How ironic!

Click HERE for the full story from Computerworld.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a "Life without Walls", who needs Windows? Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

opensky42 wrote:
In a "Life without Walls", who needs Windows? Wink

I never looked at it that way. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the campaign is starting to work. I've been playing Tinker all afternoon on my Mac. Wink
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