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Old 09-28-2010, 08:00 PM
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Default Windows Phone 7: The Phone to Save Us From Our Phones?

<p>Microsoft has been criticized in the past for ineffective ads - or non-existent ads - for Windows Mobile/Windows Phone products, but I think both of these ads are quite clever. They hit on a societal symptom that we all know and recognize, and offer Windows Phone 7 as the solution. It may or may not be, but the ads are brilliant in my opinion. What's your take?</p><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/HvV6_t3crlk&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/HvV6_t3crlk&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" /></object></p><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/dFAUTy4wizU&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/dFAUTy4wizU&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" /></object></p>
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:00 PM
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I like the first one; the message they are trying to push is an interesting concept. We will see if it will hold in real life usage.
There is something wrong with the second one:the WP7 screen seems "attached" on top of the video...... and the shadow of the fingers is wrong too.
 
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:07 PM
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There is something wrong with the second one:the WP7 screen seems "attached" on top of the video...... and the shadow of the fingers is wrong too.
Yeah, you can tell it's mocked up...hopefully the final production version won't look that bad - people will see it even more obviously in HD!
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:56 PM
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Love both of them! I'm sure a lot of you (incl. me) saw yourself in those ads. You need to be able to laugh at yourself!
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:01 AM
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The kind of ads you skip through -- or do something else while they play, nothing in them grabs your attention. They need to take some time away from WP7 pride-parade events and find a more effective ad agency...
 
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:27 PM
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At some point they need to provide an add that shows the interface more clearly. They really need to focus on the differences between WP7 and the competitors.

These are great teaser ads though.
 
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:37 PM
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Default Microsoft blocked the ads

Seems like a stupid thing to do. Block ads on youtube???
 
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:38 AM
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Indeed; why did MS ask these to be removed? I thought they'd make great publicity.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:34 AM
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Indeed; why did MS ask these to be removed? I thought they'd make great publicity.
I'd guess because they were leaked before they were ready, or perhaps they weren't even approved, final versions. I agree though, Windows Phone 7 needs all the buzz it can get, so screw the "plans", leave them up!
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:29 PM
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I'd guess because they were leaked before they were ready, or perhaps they weren't even approved, final versions. I agree though, Windows Phone 7 needs all the buzz it can get, so screw the "plans", leave them up!
Well, I agree that WP7 should try to grab as much exposure as possible so I hope that MS attempt to pull the ads were motivated to do exactly that.
Nowadays once something ends on the net...... is over. The more you try to pull it out the more exposure it will get. The best way to make something to die is to ignore it.
 
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