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2011-06-20 08:00:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With a nod to the iconic "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" commercials, Zavee LLC sends a comedic shot across the bow of Groupon with a series of Web videos that charmingly poke fun at problems encountered by Groupon deal hunters and highlight the benefits of Zavee's everyday cash back reward loyalty program. The commercials can be found online at www.youtube.com/ZaveeTV. Zavee's commercials depict laugh-out-loud scenarios that include adventures in pole...

2010-04-09 10:53:03

Apple Corp. could be pulling the plug on their famous "I'm a Mac/I'm a PC" advertisement campaign, if comments made Wednesday by one of the actors involved in the commercial series are true. Justin Long, who plays the "Mac" in those TV spots, told The Onion's non-satirical A.V. Club website that his commercial co-star, John Hodgman ("PC"), informed him that Apple was going to "move on" and try a new television campaign. When asked about the future of the Apple commercials, Long said, "You...

2008-09-22 15:00:09

By Guy Adams He's unlikely to miss the money, but Bill Gates is coming to terms with the fact that neither Jerry Seinfeld, nor a $300m (160m) investment, can succeed in making him look cool. The world's richest man has axed Microsoft's bizarre new television commercial, in which he starred alongside the New York comedian, just two weeks after a disastrous launch, when it was described as one of the worst ads in history. Critics panned the sketch, in which Gates and Seinfeld awkwardly...

2008-09-20 12:00:10

By JUSTIN WILLIAMS A few weeks ago, I lambasted Microsoft for an awful advertising campaign for Windows Vista called The Mojave Experiment. The Mojave Experiment demoed a "new" version of Windows dubbed Mojave to a group of off-the-street test subjects. The big revelation was that Mojave wasn't a new version of Windows but really today's Windows Vista. The campaign failed because it started off by reaffirming that there was a negative connotation around Vista and Microsoft and trying to...

2008-09-20 05:40:00

Microsoft has discontinued its peculiar two-week ad campaign featuring the company's chairman, Bill Gates, with comedian Jerry Seinfeld. Many in the online media speculate that the software giant retired the ads after a poor public reception.    The ads, in which Gates and Seinfeld joke with each other at a shoe store and living with a suburban family, attempted to connect with regular people.  One of the ads shows Seinfeld asking Gates senseless questions about the...

2008-09-19 06:00:09

By Laura Petrecca Microsoft's big-budget effort to battle more than two years of Windows-bashing ads from rival Apple took a new turn Thursday. After two weeks of three teaser ads "about nothing" featuring Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and comic Jerry Seinfeld, the company launched a new TV ad that directly addresses the long-running Apple campaign that personifies its Mac as a young, hip guy and a Windows PC as a clueless geek. The commercial opens with a real Microsoft software...

2008-08-22 12:00:18

U.S. comedian Jerry Seinfeld has signed a $10 million deal to pitch Microsoft software as the company tries to battle negative perceptions, sources say. Microsoft has launched a $300 million advertising campaign to counter the stinging criticism it has endured in Apple's "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" television commercials, which portray its software as stodgy and unhip, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing unnamed sources close to the deal. Seinfled and Microsoft Corp. Chairman...

2008-08-22 00:05:00

Microsoft Corp. will debut a $300 million marketing initiative next month featuring comedian Jerry Seinfeld. The campaign, which will begin September 4, will center on a series of television ads in which Seinfeld will appear with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates.  The initiative is meant to polish the image of the No. 1 software maker's operating system. Seinfeld, best known for his successful NBC sitcom, will receive about $10 for his participation, according to a Wall Street Journal...

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