Thursday, May 17, 2007

Brilliant satire = atonement?

Cynical marketers everywhere are rejoicing today at this viral:

Absolutely brilliant! The problem is, making fun of a problem is wholly different than solving the problem. This is, by the way, brought to you by Microsoft, who, reading between the lines, wants you to stop dating losers and go home with them instead. The viral is part of a "discussion" effort regarding marketing relationships.

When the hell did Dr. Phil get all up on our marketing asses? Hmm, anyways, will be interesting to see what they cook up on that site.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

MS bashing in 3...2...1...

Am I the only one who finds this ad ironic? The last time I re-installed Windows I had to verify my key with a rep on the phone. It basically came down to "prove you aren't lying to us." In fact, Microsoft's whole business model revolves around "prove you aren't lying to us."

It's a cute ad though, points for style and the dismount. (Oh, and pretty sure I dated that guy. He is not acting.)