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    Default Microsoft yanks Gates/Seinfeld ads

    The campaign cost $330M. And it ran for, what, a week? Two?

    I hope Seinfeld got paid up front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3daudioinc View Post
    The campaign cost $330M. And it ran for, what, a week? Two?

    I hope Seinfeld got paid up front.
    You have to wonder what focus groups thought that was entertainment?

    There are between 5 and 10 "cringe-worthy" moments in the shoe-store one.... The underwear adjustment burns the retina while offending the mind.

    Apple seems to get it, though.


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    I think that was just "Phase One" of the campaign.

    So they should still have about $200 mil+ left in the bank to wow us with their other phases.
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    They sucked. They should have got Larry David.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfo View Post
    I rest my case.


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    I thought the first ad was very unfunny. I probably could have come up with a funnier concept for half the price

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    Microsoft should team up with Metallica and find something that really pleases the fans...
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    I sat with friends watching football Sunday and we all thought the same thing...

    "What exactly is the point of these commercials?"

    We didn't get it. Maybe we're not too bright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence View Post
    "What exactly is the point of these commercials?"
    Fodder for comedians?

    I loved these two parodies that came up after the real ad:

    http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=Id_kGL3M5Cg
    http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=0-22EpQOm8c

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