Microsoft new ad: I’m a PC and I’ve been made into a stereotype

Microsoft’s new ads begin with company employee Sean Siller – who looks a whole lot like John Hodgman, the actor who plays the PC in Apple’s ads – saying “I’m a PC and I’ve been made into a stereotype”,  directly targeting Apple. It’s an interesting strategy attacking directly Apple’s implication that Mac is cool and PC’s are boring…

The ad shows a variety of people representing PC’s, which is part of the new image Microsoft is pushing for: Windows is everywhere, every person, every medium, every device, using a few new tags lines like “Windows without Walls” and “Windows: Life without walls”.

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