You Wish, Microsoft.


We love internal propaganda. The thing is, Microserf or otherwise, nobody feels this way about Vista. NOBODY. And if they did, they damn well wouldn't rock out like it's 1999.

I'm in the ad:tech press room watching this video (thanks, MTLB), and the guy next to me -- a writer for VentureBeat -- just burst out laughing. "I just finished watching that right now," he said. "Oh man. I need to go lie down."

Every time the room gets a little quiet, he starts laughing uncontrollably all over again.

by Angela Natividad    Apr-19-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Brands, Strange, Video, Worst   

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OMFG, some "creative" out there is being paid for this?? Microsoft must be even more gullible than their customers. Other than the fact that I have already laughed my arse off several times, there'd the be sound of my buttocks hitting the ground sometime after they sing "gotta get me some."

Posted by: Dan on April 17, 2008 12:32 AM

Did no one involved in this see the sales douche celebrating his bank's merger to the tune of U2's "One?"

Even if they missed that. I'm stunned. I can't process this. I keep thinking it's still April 1st. Or maybe this is really a crappy SNL bit with people I don't recognize.

I don't throw the following word around lightly (thanks to some enlightening pro bono work) but the people responsible for this are FUCKING RETARDED.

Dammit, that's actually more of an insult to the courageous people with mental retardation.

Posted by: pat smith on April 17, 2008 2:12 AM

Only a monopoly would be able to create this kind of propaganda and still exist.

Posted by: Tom Lewis on April 17, 2008 11:52 AM

This IS retarded, but great in its own way. I love how such a huge corporation can be so smart and naive simultaneously. And I can't say that it sucks more than the promotions they did for XP that had people floating all over the world with Madonna playing in the background.

Posted by: Nik on April 17, 2008 12:53 PM

Hey Nik: you better not be shitting on that one Butterfly spot where he's playing gatekeeper on a woman's porch and he gets really wants to let the Baklava salesguy in. I don't care if that was Microsoft, that was hilarious.

Everyone loves Baklava. Damn right.

Posted by: pat smith on April 17, 2008 2:26 PM

1999? Gawd, I'm having an 80's flashback. Awful. Just awful. But in that must-see sort of way...

Posted by: Jimmy Little on April 18, 2008 12:51 AM

I burst out laughing at your tags, Angela ...

Brands, Strange, Video, Worst

Posted by: Chuck Nyren on April 18, 2008 1:04 PM

You think that's bad? You should have seen the crap being sent out by the Orville brand team during the deadenbacher days. We saw things like, Orville is seeing never before seen PR impressions. Kool-Aid, due.

Posted by: A. Small on April 18, 2008 2:39 PM

DAMN...shivers running up my spine!
I'm the bulls-eye in the demographics tageting! woohoo(can I still say that or is it protected by that bank...;P)!!

First time I saw BS was in a timeofpeaceandlovefilledsummers ..before he organized the band we all know him for... at a High School gym summer concert in '69..where the wndowpaneacidwaspassedaround and wound up being passed along to the stage crew,,, and on up to the musicians...the concert went six hours before the local police shut off the power....

*sigh* sadly Dr.Tim and Rosemary had car trouble in Milbrook and didn't make it to the show. ;(

Posted by: arthur barbato on April 18, 2008 2:40 PM

Not sure which is less well received, vista or this video promoting it...uggh.

Posted by: Peter B on April 18, 2008 4:26 PM

Pat: I'm referring to this XP ad:

The old butterfly ads for MSN are a whole other enchilada.

Posted by: Nik on April 18, 2008 6:21 PM

Yes, it's a pity that this isn't restrained and reasonable like all the other sales films I've ever seen.

Posted by: mark on April 21, 2008 2:12 PM