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Microsoft has launched its largest consumer marketing campaign focused on the broad potential of Windows across PCs, the web and mobile devices to date. The reviews are in — the blogging corps have given it a thumbs down. I kinda found it funny, but then I […]

Microsoft has launched its largest consumer marketing campaign focused on the broad potential of Windows across PCs, the web and mobile devices to date. The reviews are in — the blogging corps have given it a thumbs down. I kinda found it funny, but then I love everything Jerry does. And Bill Gates acts almost human. However, if the ad is trying to engage me about Microsoft and Windows, I give it an “F.” What do you think? Take the poll and share your thoughts.

  1. As a skit, it’s kind of funny. As an advertisement it’s a hopeless failure. I now associate Microsoft with discount retail – not sure that’s the positioning they are after.

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  2. I appreciate that Microsoft is trying to make their image more human. Great idea. But the commercial feels very uncomfortable in many ways, and I find myself squirming when I watch it. Probably not the image that Microsoft wants. Hmm.

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  3. It’s asking me to download Silverlight! No way!

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  4. Interesting to watch..Jerry is funny..but not sure what is has do do with microsoft? left me scratching my head….but it has people talking so maybe that was their goal.

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  5. Installing Silverlight = a big no, no if you want anyone to watch your campaigns. I think so far it’s failed.

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  6. I like it. I think it’s great that they’re not taking themselves too seriously. Loved that Bill’s mugshot was the picture used on the card.

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  7. Let’s see Microsoft associated with Conquistador and where did the Spaniards end up.
    …. Lost Empire. UUUPS, maybe somebody at Microsoft should read up a little on History.

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  8. I didn’t watch the video above, but I saw Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld in a shoe store in a commercial on TV the other day, and I thought it was severely unfunny. I have seen every episode of Seinfeld, and I have seen his documentary, Comedian, but Jerry Seinfeld can be really unfunny sometimes, especially when he doesn’t have good material to work with. I thought the commercial was awful. I bet Google, Apple, and Mozilla could all come up with better commercials (although, I hate the PC vs. Mac commercials with Justin Long and that other guy).

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  9. Screw Silverlight, go to YouTube it is posted on there.

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  10. That was the most painful and ridiculous ad I have ever seen. I have to admit though that the best part of it was Bill Gates acting, but that was it. I’m embarrassed for them.

    If I have 10 million dollars to spend on my product, I wouldn’t spend it on an advertising on Seinfeld. I rather spend it on improving my product or maybe getting Bill Gates to do an advertising for me.

    In the end, that commercial was confusing, totally unfunny and a waste of 10 million dollars. Next time MS, as an advice, don’t go cheap on hiring the best to advertise your products.

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