Thursday, September 11, 2008

Yada Yada Yada

I'm always curious to see what Microsoft is doing to combat Apple's gradual takeover of their market. And then the other day, I saw this commercial. And its bad... really bad. I loved Seinfeld as much as the next girl— maybe more than the next girl. But for me, the jokes fall flat (Clothes in the shower? Cake computers?) and don't make me want to try Vista in the least. Reportedly, Jerry was paid 10 million to endorse Microsoft, although a Mac appeared on his desk for eight seasons of Seinfeld.

Maybe it's just me, but I think Microsoft could take a hint from Apple— design a sexy product, make it work well, and then you won't be afraid to show it in your commercials. With this approach, I can't help but wonder: what is Microsoft hiding behind celebrity? ••••


Sarah Martin said...

Agreed...terrible, horrible commercial. However, I do like that that used Bill Gates. Isn't he enough celebrity for one commerical?!

On another note, I am getting a little bit tired of the "Hello, I'm a Mac and I'm a PC" commercials. The joke is tired.

Meghan Colvin said...

Bravo Tess. Strong opinion. I'm with you 100%.

However, Martin brings up a valid point... Mac vs. PC... so tired.

Kate said...

I agree- not just not funny, but weirdly not funny.

sarahheartsdesign said...

Dumb ad. I saw some other ads the are running too...lame, lame, lame.