Microsoft places ads for Surface tablet inside Grand Central Station

Microsoft places ads for Surface tablet inside Grand Central Station
Remember when you were a kid and you had all your friends over and everyone was running around and your mom would scream, "What is this, Grand Central Station?" Well, there is a reason that she used that particular location. Grand Central Station is a busy place where New Yorkers and out of towners are scurrying around, trying to catch a train or bus. It is perhaps the most important and busiest public transportation hub in New York City. And that makes it a great place to advertise.

Now that ads for Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 tablet are beginning to, uh, surface, it certainly would make sense for the Redmond based tech giant to take advantage of the heavy foot traffic at Grand Central Station by putting up some ads showing off the Microsoft Surface.

Knowing New Yawkers (see how we did that) have a very low tolerance for anything that deters them from getting to point B from point A, many of them are going to walk right past the ad without giving it a second look. Others, though, are going to be intrigued. Microsoft has also put up ads in the Washington D.C. subway which should grab the attention of many commuters in the nation's capitol.

source: WPCentral


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15 Comments

1. 12Danny123

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 18, 2012

dude that is not funny. you don't insult people which you are clearly are. I'm an new Yorker and I always look at ads. I think people will find the MS surface Interesting

6. Jelly_Bean

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

M gonna get mine as soon as it comes out :)

12. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Same here...... full w8 version..., MS take my money :-)

13. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Even if a lot of people are gonna walk past the ad there'll be a lot of people who are gonna see the ads...so no harm done! Great atblet by MS...cant wait for it to come out and play!

15. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

interesting but still dropping MS mobile market share.....that must have a reason ;) it looks MS has no future in mobile market.....bad news for competition :(

2. cityeighteen

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

The station also happens to have a giant Apple store. Perhaps that was part of the reason they put the ads there.

3. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Put 'em right outside the GCS apple store, on the walls, floor, and ceiling.

4. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Lighten up Danny. Surely you know there is that perception out there? Notice he didn't say ALL or even MOST, he said MANY. If you are sensitive about the issue, then he clearly is not referring to you. Don't think the ad is intended to directly spur sales. More likely intended to increase brand knowledge. Let's face it, how many Non-Tech interested people even know Microsoft is even coming out with tablets?

5. ErikSax

Posts: 21; Member since: May 20, 2009

New Yorkers, which actually notice everything, but chose not to respond to most, know they put the Surface ads in Grand Central Station because the giant, humongous, space hogging, venue dominating Apple Store is located there and they can barely stock enough iPads to keep pace with the customer flow. Microsoft wants a piece of that action.

7. imeubeu

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

i'm waiting for it, was about to get the note 10.1 but i guess i'll wait for this an get the note 5.5, wish the pro wasn't coming out so much later

8. JKING_25

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Can't wait to pick up one of those bad boys :)

9. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i just want to have one NOW!!! but i'll wait for a lumia tablet!

10. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I want to love this tablet but it's really hard when Microsoft won't give us a freaking price. It comes out in 3 weeks but no price still? Probably gonna be expensive as phuck then...

11. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Metro Style product advertised in a Metro environment, a very suitable pair.

14. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

I was on my way to post exactly this.

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