Friday, September 19, 2008

I'm a PC (another new set of commercials from Microsoft)

What's with Microsoft lately?

Here's a NEW set of commercials barely two weeks after the premiere of the Jerry Seinfeld - Bill Gates fiasco. (Which you can read and watch here and here.)

These are better than the previous set, I guess, in that they're more human and therefore more believable.

But wait.

What's the real message here? Oh yeah. "Normal people like you and me use PCs, not Macs."

Uh, dude, we knew that already. Most of the human race uses Microsoft. So what's the big deal about that? (I don't know.)

I also disagree with the strategy of defining or creating a campaign as a response to a competitor's campaign. You're throwing the ball in Apple's court, Microsoft.

Oh and by the way, I think this would've been cute and effective if you had done this when the original Mac vs PC ads aired --- three years ago.

(And somewhere in Richmond, you have some marketing guy muttering: "Oh crap -- back to the drawing board!")

1 comment:

The Blogger said...

That's one good commercial. I'm a PC too because as a new blogger, I'm so lucky to have explored a site like this that makes me smile. Take care.

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