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  1. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    The public's feeling about it is mixed, but it dragged a lot of attention and I think it did its job perfectly.

    One of my Facebook friend who proudly own an iPhone said that this was the best ad so far in 2013 despite the product that it sells.

    So I can see what Microsoft is doing here. They finally made an ad that did what it is supposed to do. Their ads for the Surface were just not good enough, it missed everything that could possibly sell the product.

    I think it reached something like 3 million views in just 3 days.
    Anyway, what do you guys think about it?
    05-01-2013 08:49 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I agree with your friend. It's the best ad I've ever seen for any Microsoft product ever.
    Muessig and Eas195 like this.
    05-01-2013 09:00 PM
  3. rickisthick's Avatar
    i think what microsoft needs to do now that they have every bodies attention, they have to make a follow up ad showing everything the lumia and wp can do, maybe like a "what woulda happened if they all had windows phones ad" :)
    05-01-2013 09:06 PM
  4. squire777's Avatar
    Some non tech friends of mine loved it so it looks like MS got an ad right for a change
    05-01-2013 10:48 PM
  5. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    Its great news, I can feel the 10% market share already.
    05-02-2013 03:22 AM
  6. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    What I like most about the ad is that the slogan:
    "Don't fight. Switch."
    Is a ridiculously good spin off:
    "Resistance is futile."

    Kinda funny when we could say the same about PC vs. Mac
    05-02-2013 03:37 AM
  7. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Its great news, I can feel the 10% market share already.
    I'd aim for 9.99% by the strongest day :)
    Cirno would be proud :)
    05-02-2013 03:38 AM
  8. stmav's Avatar
    My wife could care less about such things. And gets tired of hearing me talk about phones. But when she saw this she laughed and said this is good.
    Laura Knotek and Eas195 like this.
    05-02-2013 10:58 AM
  9. ttsoldier's Avatar
    It's already three million views on youtube. It will definitely get the message across. People who did not know about Windows Phone before will be a little more inquisitive now :)
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    05-02-2013 11:01 AM
  10. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    I bet the comments are exactly like Microsoft thought they would be
    05-02-2013 05:50 PM
  11. theta_orionis's Avatar
    For awhile I thought MSFT would be happy to stay in the background and watch Samsung and Apple set each other on fire. That ad made me and my wife (I-phone) laugh out loud! Best one yet!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    05-02-2013 07:30 PM
  12. TechAbstract's Avatar
    i think what microsoft needs to do now that they have every bodies attention, they have to make a follow up ad showing everything the lumia and wp can do, maybe like a "what woulda happened if they all had windows phones ad" :)
    Let's make a movie out of this. With 30 secs commercial each time.
    05-02-2013 11:17 PM
  13. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    I found it funny. I still don't think it got across anything special Windows Phone can do.

    Although, I think some WP users are just as much rabid fanboys as Samsung/Android and Apple fans. So in that respect, I found it a bit off. But otherwise, a funny ad
    05-03-2013 12:12 AM
  14. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    I found it funny. I still don't think it got across anything special Windows Phone can do.

    Although, I think some WP users are just as much rabid fanboys as Samsung/Android and Apple fans. So in that respect, I found it a bit off. But otherwise, a funny ad
    I prefer a funny ad to an ad like apple does... With the white background and the guy that describes normal features as if they were the sickest thing a product can do
    05-03-2013 11:36 AM
  15. stmav's Avatar
    Maybe it wasn't intended to get anything across except Windows Phone. Get a funny ad that gets people to watch the whole ad, then at the end come in with a tagline "Don't Fight, Switch", then the last thing they see is the phone. Fills all those requirements.
    Eas195, Residing and Laura Knotek like this.
    05-03-2013 12:12 PM
  16. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    4million views, crazy.
    05-04-2013 02:09 AM
  17. FlashFlare11's Avatar
    I prefer a funny ad to an ad like apple does... With the white background and the guy that describes normal features as if they were the sickest thing a product can do
    I love this Windows Phone ad but I have to admit that Apple's iPhone ads do, in a way, make me want an iPhone.

    I hope Microsoft puts out more ads like this one, though!
    05-07-2013 10:49 AM
  18. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    The only thing I think I would like on the iPhone is more apps otherwise there is too much comprises
    Last edited by Simon Tupper; 05-07-2013 at 03:47 PM.
    05-07-2013 02:24 PM
  19. WinFan1's Avatar
    they should have a commercial where everyone has nokia lumias recording an event thats meant to be quiet and have a samsung and apple fan in the background bickering about which is better which then get shushed because of being rude :p
    05-08-2013 02:25 PM
  20. Bobert_123's Avatar
    I agree with your friend. It's the best ad I've ever seen for any Microsoft product ever.
    Forget that, it's one of the best ads I've ever see. period.
    05-08-2013 08:26 PM
  21. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    I prefer a funny ad to an ad like apple does... With the white background and the guy that describes normal features as if they were the sickest thing a product can do
    I think they describe features to get people to want the phone. I'm not sure how that ends up being a bad thing.
    05-08-2013 09:15 PM
  22. SahilShah's Avatar
    Hey, you know what they say- all publicity is good publicity!
    05-08-2013 09:28 PM
  23. crystal_planet's Avatar
    I think they describe features to get people to want the phone. I'm not sure how that ends up being a bad thing.
    It's not a bad thing - just a mis-leading thing. Describing a feature present on many phones, but hawking it as an exclusive is lame. But it is good marketing.
    05-09-2013 07:05 AM
  24. boxa72's Avatar
    they should have a commercial where everyone has nokia lumias recording an event thats meant to be quiet and have a samsung and apple fan in the background bickering about which is better which then get shushed because of being rude :p
    that's a great idea n let's hope Microsoft are paying attention
    05-09-2013 07:42 AM
  25. 920Walker's Avatar
    Almost as good as 10 calorie Dr. Pepper. CahCawwww!
    05-09-2013 07:51 AM
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