Microsoft Created It's Own iPod Packaging Spoof

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iPod Observer reports Microsoft was behind the creation of the iPod packaging spoof we had here earlier that slammed Microsoft for its overuse of design elements, snips and other call outs on it's packagaing. The video spoof demonstrated what an iPod package would look like if it came from Microsoft. Microsoft spokesman Tom Pilla told iPod Observer, "It was an internal-only video clip commissioned by our packaging [team] to humorously highlight the challenges we have faced RE: packaging and to educate marketers here about the pitfalls of packaging/branding,"

Nothing this funny, whether created internally or externally, is able to be contained. While the video has been removed from YouTube, you can view it at Google Video.

by Steve Hall    Mar-15-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Brands, Good, Spoofs, Viral   

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what the fuck?

"its" isn't the same as "it's"...

I don't pay any attention to what you say if you can't express yourself correctly (which is a shame as your newsletter is top)

if needed, go back to 5th grade until you learn to spell...

Posted by: chris mccarthy on March 15, 2006 1:55 PM

Chris McCarthy seems fun.

I think this video was hysterical and a good way to let the package designers let off steam.

I wonder if they made this video on a Mac ;)

Posted by: Mo P on March 15, 2006 2:34 PM

Chris M. needs a hug, Steve.

This video was hilarious. Goes to show that you just can't take yourself too seriously.

Posted by: Christine on March 15, 2006 2:44 PM

It's all part of Ballmer's campaign to humanize the Big M.
If anyone evry needed a reality distortion field. Witness Steve Ballmer:
http://www.ntk.net/media/dancemonkeyboy.mpg

http://www.ntk.net/media/developers.mpg

Way to go Steve. Line up behind us and we'll conga over to Cupertino to
watch Jobs act like a sane man reality distortion field or not.
Hmm, of course all the spoofs were taken down from here:
http://www.ntk.net/ballmer/mirrors.html

Posted by: Frank R. on March 15, 2006 3:16 PM

It's all part of Steve Ballmer's attempt to humanize Microsoft:
http://www.ntk.net/media/dancemonkeyboy.mpg
What is going on ?

Posted by: Frank R. on March 15, 2006 4:54 PM

Ballmer's really serious about developer realtions.
http://www.ntk.net/media/developers.mpg
Brilliant stuff.

Posted by: Frank R. on March 15, 2006 5:04 PM

And Ballmer's antics help Apple Computer:
http://www.macboy.com/cartoons/ballmer/

Posted by: Frank R. on March 15, 2006 5:08 PM

Yeah I know this is all old stuff, but it's a great display of viral creativity:
http://www.youtube.com/results.php?search=ballmer
Yeah ! You Tube ! Come on ! Give it up !

Posted by: Frank R. on March 15, 2006 5:14 PM

Ooops Here's the ipod version:
http://www.macboy.com/cartoons/ballmer/index.html

Posted by: Frank R. on March 15, 2006 5:25 PM

Chris, don't you know by now that I purposefully screw up the It's/Its thing just to piss off anal form over function types like you:-)

Posted by: Steve Hall on March 15, 2006 6:00 PM

hey, it is on youtube.com, has been since the 6th

here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeXAcwriid0&search=microsoft%20ipod

Posted by: christopher Valdez on March 16, 2006 2:47 AM




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