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Microsoft's New Ad Campaign: Kill You With Cuteness

Category: General News
Posted: February 9, 2009 08:18AM
Author: d3bruts1d

Most people will agree that Microsoft has failed so far in the whole advertisement section. The "Gates & Seinfeld" ads left people scratching their heads wondering what exactly they were watching. The "I'm a PC" ads that were suppose to show the diversity of people using a Windows PC were rather dull and boring. And the "Mojave Experiment" ads showed people that probably shouldn't be using a computer to begin with.

Microsoft's new ad campaign called "The Rookies" is taking a different approach to the "I'm a PC" ads. They plan to kill you with cuteness. The fist video shows Kylie a cute four and a half year-old girl, demonstrating Windows Live Photo Gallery. Awww.



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Aloonatic on February 10, 2009 02:55AM
I just looked a the MS page that was linked in the article but couldn't view the video as it requires silver light. Why not use flash? Anyway... Good to see that their first campaign will demonstrate how easy it is for your children to take pictures (possibly of themselves?) and then automatically fix them before sending them out to all the nice men that they've met in the internet who want to take them out for ice cream or let them play with their puppies in a few simple clicks. Just what every parent wants to see. Seriously MS, do you think your adds through for a second?
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RonS [WINDOWS-TEAM] on February 10, 2009 01:49PM
Hi Aloonatic, Noticed that you couldn’t view the video on the Microsoft site, so thought I’d drop off the link to the YouTube page where it’s housed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhre2C4THT4. Let me know if you have trouble with this one. Cheers, Ron Windows Outreach Team
d3bruts1d on February 10, 2009 07:29PM
Microsoft wants Silver Light to be the Flash killer, and just about everything on the MS site uses it now. Personally, I think they are late to the game and trying to push yet another unnecessary format.
PeeWee90 on February 10, 2009 03:15AM
All this money poured into failure... Give me some of that money, and I will piece something together in moviemaker! (Without the promise of your children being able to expose themselves on the internet!)
Marne_Aeok on February 10, 2009 10:57PM
good parenting. leave the kid exposed to thousands of predators. all it takes is one weirdo asking i want to see your fishies...poor kylie is gonan be like heres my address so our pet fish can play together :D - epic fail.
d3bruts1d on February 11, 2009 03:33AM
At least it is better than the parents who let their kid appear on the Nirvana cover. :p

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