1. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    Am I just not watching enough TV or hitting the wrong places on the internet?

    Over the past couple months I've seen ads/commercials for a few MS products, such as Windows Hello, Surface, Windows 10, and Xbox commericals are every other minute. Where is the advertisement for everything else?

    The MS Band 2 is easily one of the best fitness bands (cross-platform at that) in the market and has zero ads/commercials
    Office 2016 is terrific but no ads/commercials
    MSN is much improved, yet no ads/commercials
    Bing is terrific, no ads/commercials
    Groove Music, nothing. Nada.
    Skype, nothing.
    MS Azure, nothing.
    Geo Hutchings and xandros9 like this.
    12-01-2015 03:47 PM
  2. Geo Hutchings's Avatar
    Am I just not watching enough TV or hitting the wrong places on the internet?

    Over the past couple months I've seen ads/commercials for a few MS products, such as Windows Hello, Surface, Windows 10, and Xbox commericals are every other minute. Where is the advertisement for everything else?

    The MS Band 2 is easily one of the best fitness bands (cross-platform at that) in the market and has zero ads/commercials
    Office 2016 is terrific but no ads/commercials
    MSN is much improved, yet no ads/commercials
    Bing is terrific, no ads/commercials
    Groove Music, nothing. Nada.
    Skype, nothing.
    MS Azure, nothing.
    You can add Lumia to that
    12-01-2015 04:43 PM
  3. saulgould13's Avatar
    @jlzimmerman
    Which Market are you Alluding to? American or Europe or Asia??..
    12-01-2015 04:48 PM
  4. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    You can add Lumia to that
    Yeah, definitely. It's sad that I left Lumia out of this list because it is expected for MS not to advertise. I think the last commercial I saw for WP was the Lumia 928 low light photography spot.
    12-01-2015 10:37 PM
  5. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    @jlzimmerman
    Which Market are you Alluding to? American or Europe or Asia??..
    American, particularly in the U.S. I have no idea how well/poorly MS is advertising outside of the States.
    12-02-2015 07:59 AM
  6. SeeVuPlay's Avatar
    I think most of their advertising dollars for this year went to Russell Wilson
    12-02-2015 08:01 AM
  7. OldMillXxX's Avatar
    Yep, building on the Surface. A LOT went to the NFL. Watch a game, you can't miss it.
    12-02-2015 08:49 AM
  8. runamuck83's Avatar
    It seems they intentionally advertise just the Surface as this seems to be the brand they're building their future upon. With Surface, they hope to create the halo effect. People buy Surface and ultimately start looking into other Microsoft "surface-eqse" devices. Surface, to Phone, to Band, etc.

    It seems to be working as Surface sales are on track to catch or exceed iPad sales based on recent data. This is the tidal wave they need to ride with their next phone.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-06-2015 08:29 AM
  9. HeyCori's Avatar
    Ads I see the most for,

    Windows 10
    Surface
    Xbox One
    The occasional Office 365
    Laura Knotek and libra89 like this.
    12-06-2015 05:36 PM
  10. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I see roadside billboards, shop posters, newspaper adverts, telcom adverts for lumia devices on a regular basis - Kenya

    Advertising is happening, in developing nations, where the real potential is
    12-28-2015 04:44 AM
  11. OldMillXxX's Avatar
    I believe you Chintan. My comments were directed at US advertising only.

    Do they advertise on the unique features of Windows Mobile, or just that there is a phone available?
    12-28-2015 09:08 AM
  12. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I believe you Chintan. My comments were directed at US advertising only.

    Do they advertise on the unique features of Windows Mobile, or just that there is a phone available?
    A mixture depending on advertising medium
    12-30-2015 05:36 AM
  13. mark233's Avatar
    Here in Tulsa on a local (and popular) morning talk show radio station there was a promotion for the 950 on at&t. Yes I was very surprised. Only heard it once tho.
    12-30-2015 06:39 AM

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