First Gates/Seinfeld Commercial a Bust!
Whoa! You thought the Mac/PC ads were cool! When it was announced that Jerry Seinfeld would be doing Vista ads… you can imagine Apple quaking in their boots… NOT! Seinfeld’s show was famously a “show about nothing.” Well, so are these commercials! Keep in mind M$ spent $300,000,000.00 on them. Ouch.
“Besides the slick and probably expensive editing designed to make Jerry Seinfeld look like the more awkward of the pair, there’s not a whole lot of special effects in this clip. In fact, there’s not really a whole lot of anything, including laughs, information or pimping of Vista. It’s kinda like Seinfeld’s really long, really rambling Superman ad for Amex he did a few years back. We hope the rest of the campaign is better. They did get Bill Gates to use his mug shot somewhere in the spot (not spoiling it by saying where), but other than that we’re underwhelmed.”
Watch it… and then ask yourself… does this make me want to run out and buy Vista? Ahhh…no!