Judging, by the blogosphere’s reaction, I’m one of the few people who liked the Gates-Seinfeld ads by Microsoft. They were odd, sure, but it got people thinking, talking, going WTF? – and that can’t be bad.
But I definitely like the I’m a PC ads better. I was at the company meeting when they debuted, and they immediately sparked a rumble in the audience—a positive one.
The cool thing is you can upload your own picture or video with your “I’m a PC” acting debut.
There are some interesting ones: a guy singing in the shower, for instance. Steve Ballmer’s is worth a look.
The greatest thing about these ads, though, is that they essentially take all the wind out of the obnoxious Apple ads that have been on for years.