I'm happy to say that I'm very happy with their new advertisements. Very happy, because the one with Jerry was horrible. Horrible.
How bad was it?
Let me show you:
Microsoft: Ad Circus
That was many lessons in how to not make an ad.
- 1. Keep it short. A minute thirty is too long, especially if you have nothing to say.
- 2. Keep it relevant. A minute thirty is too long if your not going to talk about anything.
- 3. Know your audience. Microsoft at this point does not know to whom they are trying to sell.
But then they started this new set of commercials (after quickly realizing their error... only cost them $300 million). They are much, much better.
Microsoft: I'm a PC
Still, they could use a little help. Microsoft figured out their market, and how to talk to them in a way they care. They also kept it short(er). But they drifted a little in the middle there. Everything was going great, and they brought in Mr. Psychobabble and left his lame "I'm a human-being" bit in. Ugh. Off topic, rather lame, and ultimately pointless.
Editor says: Cut it.
So, other than that, Microsoft, great! I really love the beard editing joke and the "I sell fish." But the "...not a human doing" was lame.
"Stay on target." Good advice, Gold Five.
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