The Windows Phone 7 ad that Microsoft should have made
posted by Ken N. / Mar 03, 2011, 8:28 PM
Well now we know that Microsoft should have approached Brandon Foy a long time ago. Foy is a digital artist and avid Windows Phone 7 fan, who has made arguably the most captivating WP7 ad yet. James Tutt, a Microsoft PR rep in the UK, tweeted the following: "Loving this unofficial WP7 ad by a fan (not us) - synth pop crazy!"
The ad is a visual feast featuring "11h30" by Danger, a French electronica musician. There might be some issues with Microsoft's strict visual standards policies, but we think this ad needs to find its way to our TVs. The ad is fun, it holds your attention, and it's a much-needed departure from the somewhat smug tone of their current campaign. What do you think?
source: WELOVEWP7 (YouTube) via Pocket-Lint
Posts: 102; Member since: May 02, 2010
One of the few things that Apple has always done is make commercials with good music so that enthusiasm has to be felt. Give this guy a paycheck and run this commercial. I Lu-LU-LOVED it.
posted on Mar 03, 2011, 9:05 PM 14
It's a brilliant ad! It's a shame the marketing department at Microsoft didn't realise that sooner. Marketing helps make a product and its why Apple are miles ahead of the game with music devices and now phones and maybe also possibly tablets soon as well. Releasing this ad now would probably be too little too late as good as it is. People are all buying iPhones or Android phones and Microsoft has lost big in this market.
posted on Mar 03, 2011, 10:19 PM 4
Uh kinda makes me feel bad for all the dragging I do on WP7. Ads like this will be the only way the OS will be taken seriouls. Without flash they better run this add. This is Microsoft we are talking about. I was right in the middle of a windows phone 7 sux compared to adroid search and BAM I spoted this post. It did not change my feelings, but it made me shut up and listen.
posted on Mar 04, 2011, 1:17 AM 2
Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 14, 2010
yes, awesome ad, made by enthusiast and probably the only thing good bout wp7.. MS needs to wake up, give the OS-freedom it deserves(like winmo) cause them ads will be only thing left from wp7 if MS doesnt UNDO the NOT SO SMART POLICIES they implemented
posted on Mar 04, 2011, 6:35 AM 1
Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009
Awful ad. It doesn't tell us anything about the product except that there's these tiles on the screen somewhere. The only thing that deserves praise is the catchy tune and the way the phones and icons move with the music. This isn't a Bud Light commercial. There has to be something that you directly tell your audience about your product. There's nothing in this that does that. 10 for music, 2 for the ad actually telling me something about the product.
posted on Mar 04, 2011, 1:09 PM 0
Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010
Advertisement is not meant to "tell us anything about the product", it is supposed to expose it and create emotion for the viewer. If you can't tell by 99% of the comments above, that is exactly what it does.
posted on Mar 04, 2011, 2:13 PM 4
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