Sunday, April 05, 2009
Microsoft Ads Attacking Apple?
I made an animated gif file that more accurately portrays the latest microsoft anti-apple ad:
I don’t understand why Microsoft is making these advertisements. Do they feel threatened by Apple? They honestly feel that Apple is stealing significant marketshare away from them? But if you’re going to start an advertising arms race, at least do it right. The only thing this ad managed to say is that Apples are “sexy” even though they are expensive. We all know the argument by now: Why buy a Lexus when a Ford Pinto is cheaper?
Some people are hailing these ads as if Apple will respond by lowering their prices, but we should all know by now the most we’ll get is another tacky Mac vs. PC ad. Apple is selling computers. If they were too expensive, they wouldn’t sell. So as long as they are selling, Apple won’t change anything. See ya next time, folks!
Someone has even more free time than I do: