Someone passed this along to me so I just had to pass it along again. Microsoft vs. Apple ads Date:
July 27, 2009
"It seems like the battle between Microsoft and Apple commercials may be kicking into high gear.
From the Huffington Post:
The battle between Microsoft and Apple seems to never end.
PC World reports that at a Microsoft conference on Wednesday, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner revealed to the audience that an Apple lawyer actually called him to complain about the ubiquitous 'Laptop Hunter' ad campaign.
Here's PC World:
"And you know why I know they're working? Because two weeks ago we got a call from the Apple legal department saying, hey -- this is a true story -- saying, "Hey, you need to stop running those ads, we lowered our prices."
They took like $100 off or something. It was the greatest single phone call in the history that I've ever taken in business. (Applause.)"
What made Apple so angry?
PC World points out that Apple's price cuts were significant enough to make many of the ad's price information inaccurate.
Here are the ads from both Microsoft and Apple. Take a look at both ads and vote for the more effective ad:
Which ads are more effective?
Now, please take the poll above and tell us which ad you think is more effective."
Which ad is more effective?
They're both lame!