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Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates to Promote Windows Vista

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Not very long ago, Microsoft had announced a humongous allocation of funds (covered here) for a large-scale promotion campaign aimed to uplift their Windows Vista OS from lukewarm market reception. "The Mojave Experiment" (read here) that soon followed was part and parcel of the campaign. Meanwhile things looked better for Apple and in turn the propagation of its operating system. A major part of the campaign is covered at a non-public stratum, meaning that they don't involve public commercials, announcements, advertisements, etc., since they are aimed to promote enterprise siblings of Windows Vista and involve events directed towards small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

    The most recent development in terms of public-marketing from Microsoft comes in the form of the software giant taking off from where the Mojave Experiment left, by signing up comedian, former TV star Jerry Seinfeld for US $10M to feature in commercials promoting Vista. Microsoft explains the concept as "Windows, Not Walls," which involves "break[ing] down barriers that prevent people and ideas from connecting."

    Joining Jerry would be Bill Gates who has had sufficient "work experience" with starring in TV commercials, of the many in which he starred along with Steve Ballmer. We could soon see Gates star with Seinfeld in doing "anti-Apple" advertisements retaliatory to those "PC vs. Mac guy" ads. Microsoft will begin firing its marketing artillery against Apple starting September 4 in an effort to derail Apple’s campaign to create of Mac computers as being cool and Vista PCs being failures.


    Sources: AppScout, TG Daily
     
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    Good to see Microsoft is promoting Vista. It would be good for more average users to use Vista because if I tell someone who isn't very tech they say I'm an idiot when I say its faster and better than XP.
     
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    I admit that I had been a nay-sayer about Vista when I had not really used it. Well I took the plunge and purchased and installed Vista Ultimate 64 and I have been pleased for the most part.

    I still have a few issues but I can play my games and what not (granted after a bit of tweaking and a bit of swearing! :p )
     
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    Many Thanks to candle_86 for sending this in.
     
  5. candle_86 New Member

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    can't wait to see these
     
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    I kind of hope they try an Apple dis. I am sick of the way Apple slams Microsoft in some of its ad campaigns.
     
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    Mac: "Woah, what are you doing?" Mac says as he levitates in the air.
    PC: "Playing Half-Life 2, this is my gravity gun."
    Mac: "Well I can sort of do that."
    PC: "Technically Mac, you have to become me first."
     
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    ^ I hope gates is a member here and sees that^:laugh::laugh:
     
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    we are the borg. you will be assimilated.
     
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    hehe
     
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    Personally I think this is far overdue, and actually far too late.

    Look, when someone plants the seed of doubt, and then lets it grow without a care in the world (blames balmer), the plant will begin to grow very large. In other words, the seed has grown for far too long.

    Example:

    A game gets crappy scores from almost every critic. Sales suffer tremendously. About 2 years later they release a patch that fixes everything. However, still the sales still don't live up to the potential because the "seed" has already been planted.



    I'm not saying the above example is what happened with Vista. However, in my opinion the best defense is a good offense...And Microsoft did nothing while Apple has continued to gobble up their market.

    Apple computers are now sitting at 4.2% market share, after the back to school thing. While that doesn't seem very significant. I'll put it this way...Apple doubled their COMPUTER market shares in ONE SUMMER ALONE. (that's out of all of the computer market)

    In conclusion, this is too little too late.
     
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    they are probably gonna play Seinfeld's theme song on the background:laugh:
     
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    LOL. This should be great. I can't stand those BS Mac commercials, especially when they make me laugh, despite the load of crap they are spewing.
     
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    I would say the same, however, there are 2 things you left out in your post.1,...$10 Million Dollars, 2... Jerry Seinfeld. I have never seen a $10 million dollar ad campaign with Jerry Seinfeld promoting a patched piece of software. Hmmm how many copies of Vista to make up 10 million?
     
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    I don't think selling more software is the direct point right now. I think it's about image, which will help increase sales in the long run.
     
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    hahaa I cant wait either, this should turn out very nice and productive to "PC" sales lol.


    Nice one From_Nowhere. I hope you dont mind if I add it to my sig.
     
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    I cant wait to see these!
    blast you chewy! i was about to do that!
     
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    Wonder if they'll air them in India?
    Mac's have started to come up here.
     
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    hey you can still do it, Im not to active lately so I would even suggest you quote him aswell! its a good quote :toast:
     
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    ha its done!
     
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    ROFL :roll::roll::roll::roll:


    I can't agree more. Its just funny how true it is.

    We rarely(never) see windows vista commercials in australia lol.
     
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    Will eastereggs be renamed to festivuseggs?
     
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    Jerry Seinfeld promoting Vista? Should be quite entertaining!

    Perhaps they should do a commercial with Elaine saying something to Jerry like, "Microsoft is sponge-worthy, Mac is not". :laugh:
     
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    You can always watch them online, on some video blog even if MS doesn't host it on one of its own sites (the way Apple did/does).
     
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    anyone remember the seinfeld episode where he goes to buy a new computer? "porn-quotes"
     
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