Get Out! Microsoft Enlists Seinfeld as Vista Pitchman

Ainsley Jones

We have all seen Apple's "Mac v PC" ads, wherein a young Mac hipster constantly befuddles the Bill Gates-like PC.

 

In an attempt to boost the image of its struggling Windows Vista franchise, Microsoft is launching a $300 million advertising campaign. Jerry Seinfeld will be one of the key pitchmen of the image overhaul, reports InformationWeek.

 

Microsoft tapped Miami-based firm Crispin, Porter + Bogusky to create the campaign, which is scheduled to make its television debut Sep 4. According to this Reuters article, the campaign will use a variation of the slogan "Windows, Not Walls."



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Aug 23, 2008 7:01 AM David Gerard David Gerard  says:
There's an obvious comedian Microsoft should have used ... http://notnews.today.com/2008/08/21/30/ Reply
Sep 5, 2008 1:39 AM Lindiann Gamber Lindiann Gamber  says:
well, I watched the whole thing! That's rare. Most commercials are so stupid I mentally turn them off in the first 5 seconds. Can't wait to see the follow up ads for this. I'm assuming Seinfeld is talking about Microsoft being more user friendly ("soft and ??? like a churro"). This should be very interesting if this is one of a series of ads. Got my attention and I'll watch it again. Reply

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