Microsoft's Marketing Practices Beyond the Pale
August 27, 2009 ‐ 3 comments

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We're shocked and appalled by Microsoft. See this American version of a recent ad:

And now look at the Polish version:

Microsoft: how dare you?

It probably would have cost 1/10th as much as you spent Photoshopping this photo to buy a new one. Actually, judging by the quality of this stock photo, it might have cost 1/100th as much.

There are young, able-bodied marcom folks who are at this very moment having to make the choice between an iPhone 3GS and FiOS, and you pull a wasteful stunt like this? ITTET?

For shame Microsoft! For shame!

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August 27, 2009 2:43 pm
Our favorite detail is the woman's right hand poised at the ready on the left-hand side of the keyboard.
Rob
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August 27, 2009 1:24 pm
Hilarious, but sad. Did you notice they didn't Photoshop the hands out? Laziness, on top of it all. Note to author: I vote you get the iPhone 3GS, and let me know how you like it. I already have FiOS...eh.
 
 

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