Seinfeld to be pitchman for Microsoft!!

Let’s see if $300 million will change Jerry’s mind (His point about blogging still pisses me off).
The planned fall advertising campaign is not yet to be officially announced, but it will soon.
The Wall Street Journal first reported the plans. Citing people close
to the situation, it reported the comedian will be paid $10 million for
appearing in ads with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates.
But for us younger consumers especially, can Seinfeld turn the image tide for Microsoft? Well I guess it will (but then again, you know my views of the MAC and Apple in general 😉 ).
“Seinfeld does represent sort of a challenge,” says Brian Steinberg,
television editor for the weekly advertising magazine Ad Age. “He’s not
Dane Cook. He’s got a more sophisticated everyday take on things. He
often comes across as a questioner of conventional wisdom but also can
be kind of a crank. It’s a fine line to walk when you’re dealing with a
younger person.”
I guess it’s time that Microsoft and MR. gates are back in the TV advertising game again, after all, all the hype that was created for MACs and iPhones was just smart marketing from Apple.
My question is: Will Jerry be advertising anything about the Windows Live Writer? because let’s face it, for $300 Million I think he should change his opinion about blogs. Don’t you think?

4 thoughts on “Seinfeld to be pitchman for Microsoft!!”

  1. Once again, I think MS is missing the boat on this one. The key to Apple’s success is going after a younger crowd. Seinfeld is so “30-something +” crowd. Had this been when Seinfeld first went off the air or even during his show I would have a different opinion.

    But wait, wasn’t there an old Mac Classic in Jerry’s living room on Seinfeld? DOH! Maybe that wouldn’t have worked then. MS would have to seriously go younger to have a chance at out Marketing Apple.

  2. Once again, I think MS is missing the boat on this one. The key to Apple’s success is going after a younger crowd. Seinfeld is so “30-something +” crowd. Had this been when Seinfeld first went off the air or even during his show I would have a different opinion.

    But wait, wasn’t there an old Mac Classic in Jerry’s living room on Seinfeld? DOH! Maybe that wouldn’t have worked then. MS would have to seriously go younger to have a chance at out Marketing Apple.

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