When you write your blog posts or read other blog posts are you sitting at a PC or a Mac? Well, depending on what your answer is you may be quite shocked with Microsoft’s most recent ad campaign. According to an article by Gawker Microsoft is going to pay Jerry Seinfeld 10 million dollars to endorse their Vista platform. What’s amusing about this is that in several of the Seinfeld episodes from yester-year, you can actually see a Mac (not a PC) in Jerry’s appartment.
An article by Gizmodo goes further with rumors that Microsoft is event looking at recruiting known stars such as :
- Sarah Silverman
- Willie Nelson
- Travis Pastrana
- Matthew McConaughey
- Ralph Nader
- Rob Corddry
- Stephen Colbert
If this doesn’t cry desperation than I don’t know what does. Microsoft has definitely received a lot of backlash for it’s Vista platform, the question is: Is paying a lot of money to have celebrities advertise an unliked product, going to make the product seem more appealing? Who knows.
Personally I do all of my blogging from a P.C. and I don’t see myself switching any time in the near future. What about you? I think it would be hilarious of Apple countered with advertisements from Kramer or George!