Thursday, September 18, 2008

Gates and Seinfeld Ads Will Be No More!


Remember those awful Microsoft ads with Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld? Well, now you can forget them. Microsoft flacks are desperately dialing reporters to spin them about "phase two" of the ad campaign — a phase, due to be announced tomorrow, which will drop the aging comic altogether. Microsoft's version of the story: Redmond had always planned to drop Seinfeld. The awkward reality: The ads only reminded us how out of touch with consumers Microsoft is — and that Bill Gates's company has millions of dollars to waste on hiring a has-been funnyman to keep him company. Update: In a phone call, Waggener Edstrom flack Frank Shaw confirms that Microsoft is not going on with Seinfeld, and echoes his underlings' spin that the move was planned. There is the "potential to do other things" with Seinfeld, which Shaw says is still "possible." He adds: "People would have been happier if everyone loved the ads, but this was not unexpected." Update: CPB confirms that Seinfeld spots already in the can will not be aired.

1 comments:

ce's geekbook December 6, 2008 at 6:25 PM  

Great blog your layout is nice and clean.
On to why I am commenting:
Makes you wonder if M$ just has money to waste on ads that the know are "People would have been happier if everyone loved the ads, but this was not unexpected."

noticed you have a blog roll going .. would you be intrested in exchanging links .. seeing as I found your site off of another roll?

my sites you would be linked on:

http://ceseco.blogspot.com/
you could shot me an email from the one listed in the site above.

http://csbuyersguide.blogspot.com/
http://cegeekbook.blogspot.com/

Thanks

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