Microsoft: "the worst technology ad of all time"

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  1. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,28348,25727405-5014239,00.html

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    Sounds like a complete mess...
     
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    Clearly I want Microsoft's search engine to make decisions for me.

    maybe I can learn how to violate anti-trust laws, not get started in new product markets, create service packs and make bad things worse...
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Lol. Priceless.
     
  4. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Omg that ad sounds terrible wtf are they thinking for real?

    First they hired Jerry Seinfeld to make his unfunny commercials that lasted for what...two commercials?

    Then they have the stupid shoppers which are clearly fake.

    Then they have the stupid "Wes Moss Certified Financial Planner" ad banners everywhere advertising Zune Pass. (Really MS do you think those ads are good?)

    And now this? Wow. They need to outsource their ad agency to someone with skill.
     
  5. xIGmanIx macrumors 6502a

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    i don't think apple is immune to those practices as well, they just get over looked by the apple proponents.
     
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    Not an add for the masses, but I debated maybe chuckling a little while watching it.
     
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    Was that a genuine ad?
    Not a spoof?

    I don't care who's ad that was, it is godawfully bad.
     
  9. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    Microsoft's ads are just weird. I see the point of the shopper ads, but that one was just wtf.

    And was that superman that showed up at the end in a yellow turtleneck to tell me how to hide my porn? 'Cause that just confused me even more.
     
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    Just when I thought Microsoft's marketing team couldn't get any worse.

    I just love how the ad suggests IE8 helps you hide something like that from your family..
     
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    Sounds like quite an interesting ad???? :confused:

    Five bucks says the guy in the marketing department who came up with it is collecting unemployment as we type. ;)
     
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    Me too. :)


    Sure, he's hiding his crazy animal porn or whatever from his wife, but you'd think that would be the completely reasonable part. I doubt most husbands who look at porn want to be sharing exactly what he's looking at with his wife. Sure, he may tell her that he looks at porn sometimes, but if he was going to show her something, it'd be the more normal, expected porn rather than the shots of horses banging humans, for example.
     
  15. Phormic macrumors regular

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    I'm sure everybody has seen their Dad dance. Y'know, he tries really hard to be cool and thinks he's cool but is just so painfully not cool.

    That's what this ad reminds me of.
     
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    Yes. But seriously Bing is going to change my life? And I should let Microsoft make decisions for me? I mean, clearly the Microsoft advertising is just going all downhill...
     
  18. xIGmanIx macrumors 6502a

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    i would say advertising isn't really their forte, but who needs it when they are like 85-90% of the market share? All i am saying is Apple isn't innocent in this. to be honest, your going to use what works for you, Bing might work for some.
     
  19. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Umm... Apple is not perfect, but they are doing pretty well. I mean they have different approaches. When it comes to the iPod and iPhone, where they own the large segments of the market they update and continue to make quality products. More importantly, no vomiting commercials.
     
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    wow.... I saw this on 9to5 a few days ago. terrible. Private browsing is not a new thing tho...:rolleyes:
     
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    The vomiting was just a little too realistic, don't you think? If it was like funny, fake, vomit it might be better. I dunno. It was just very bizarre.
     
  23. xIGmanIx macrumors 6502a

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    I agree it was bizarre. My favorite part was when he was on the floor and looked up when she yakked on him again and he was like "......Really?"
     
  24. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    trying to hard to be funny and just ends up being weird and gross in the end.
     
  25. Nilla macrumors newbie

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    I think I saw that the other day on TV. I can't remember if I saw that on the computer or the television. Either way it wasn't very impressive. I wouldn't diem it the 'worst ad imaginable' but definitely not the best.
     

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