Monday, October 09, 2006

Daily Show Geeks for sale

if you chuckle at John Hodgman selling himself as the nerdy (but lovable!) PC in the Mac ad campaign, and you enjoy the Trendspotting segments on The Daily Show, you'll probably enjoy Clearification. It is by far the strangest marketing I've ever seen from Microsoft. Not that I'm saying its a bad thing. Microsoft's ads generally suck ass. This is kind of funny, even if it is random and off the wall. Enjoy.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This CAN'T be MS marketing. Even if Microsoft's marketing never had much going for it, it at least had a point. I feel like my IQ's dropped about 40 points since I started on that site, and I'm still not really sure why I did.

9:00 PM  
Blogger Elphaba said...

But it's GOT to be MS marketing. Why else would Dmitri do it if he weren't being paid? And why would Windows Vista be advertised in the lower left corner of the site? You're right, it isn't intellectually stimulating, but perhaps you aren't their target audience? Anyway, the MS commercials with office workers in cubicles acting like athletes and dumping a cooler of gatorade on another office worker weren't any better. Those ads were so stupid...

The best MS ad I've seen was for Visual Studio and targeted at the SciFi Battlestar Galactica audience. "Cylons. Why debugging matters."


3:41 PM  

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