…and I’m not a PC.

Pop Culture

This is a continuation, in a way, of my previous post entitled “But Microsoft doesn’t make PCs….”

Mac has responded beautifully to Microsoft’s latest condescending ad campaign where they pay folks to buy a PC and as these folks browse for the appropriate computer, at a big box store, they invariably have a dismissive comment to make about the Mac — the lonely single Macbook in the entire store it seems. They say things like, “Macs seem more about design than anything else.”


But Microsoft doesn’t make PCs…(updated)

Pop Culture, Strategy, Updated

You’ve seen the new Crispin, Porter + Bogusky campaign for Microsoft, first the Bill Gates/Jerry Seinfeld roadshow followed by the supposed next phase of the plan, the cavalcade of real people and celebrities claiming to be “a PC.”
Can this dude make Microsoft Cool?This first came to my attention with the cover of Fast Company’s June 2008 issue that pretty clearly asks if CPB’s Alex Bogusky can make Microsoft cool. While the article itself quotes Andrew Keller, one of CPB’s co-executive creative directors saying “To try to be cool is to not be cool,” the resulting campaign does just that.