What can your IT department learn from Microsoft's latest advertising bungles? Plenty. When the company released its "Mojave Experiment" ads (which I'd link to but the site forces you to install Silverlight to view them), the premise was rather sad. It seemed to suggest that at least one of the company's flagship products is so maligned that its existence had to be hidden to get a viewer's attention. In these advertisements, "unsuspecting computer users" are led to believe they're seeing a new operating system called "Mojave." After they claim to like it, they're informed it's actually Windows Vista. Many displays …

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I can just hear Jerry Seinfeld’s monologue taking jabs at Redmond: “…and what’s with Microsoft Vista—Bob and Windows ME weren’t embarrassing enough?” Who knows, maybe he already has. But now all that must be put aside as he takes on the role of pitch man for Vista. Do the folks in Redmond realize that Seinfeld’s TV shows are all reruns now? [URL=http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3007.html]Ron Miller’s post today[/URL] got me thinking about how pathetic Microsoft's reaction was to Apple’s funny and in my opinion memorable and effective--not to mention [URL=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtp5gNhBZgo]widely spoofed[/URL]--ads depicting Microsoft operating systems as the nerdy loser against the hip, savvy …

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The End.