Microsoft's worst TV shameless marketing plugs

Microsoft's worst TV shameless marketing plugs

Summary: A selection of in TV-programme plugs of Microsoft software

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TOPICS: Hardware, Microsoft
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  • Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz as the two main characters in the hit TV show, but what's that? A Windows machine? And why that specific wallpaper, I wonder?

    (c) Fox, 2010. Broadcast on Global HD, 10pm. Screenshot taken from 720p broadcast, season 5 episode 17.

    To read more about this, visit the iGeneration blog.
  • As this scene continues, you not only see the clearly branded Windows machine, but some might observe the PC opposite, which has a similar-to-Mac branding of the Windows logo on the back of the machine. Seeing as Microsoft doesn't make their own hardware, is this just another attempt at getting the Windows logo out there? Yes, is the simple answer.

    (c) Fox, 2010. Broadcast on Global HD, 10pm. Screenshot taken from 720p broadcast, season 5 episode 17.

    To read more about this, visit the iGeneration blog.
  • A second or two later, the two main characters stand in front of the same Windows machine.

    (c) Fox, 2010. Broadcast on Global HD, 10pm. Screenshot taken from 720p broadcast, season 5 episode 17.

    To read more about this, visit the iGeneration blog.

Topics: Hardware, Microsoft

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  • Lipstick on a Pig...

    It's still a pig.
    bbneo
  • Apple iPad episode of Modern Family on ABC?

    Is this really any different than the Apple iPad that was so prominently figured in the ENTIRE episode?

    Why highlight Microsoft only?

    I'd argue that Apple is much like the Microsoft of the late 90's, early 2000's (A bully, very closed ecosystem, anti-competitive.)

    who cares....Sheesh.
    mgj09
  • RE: Shameless Microsoft marketing (Microsoft's worst TV shameless marketing plugs)

    Apple innovates, Microsoft imitates.
    ator1940
    • And fanbois blather

      Sooooo, have you ever complined about and apple machine being worked into a shot in some unnatural way in a show? Or Coke, or Nikon or any other kind of blatant product placement, I'll bet not.

      A least the sleazy and factually incorrect ' I'm a mac' ads will soon be history.
      Oreamnos_americanus
    • RE: Shameless Microsoft marketing (Microsoft's worst TV shameless marketing plugs)

      @ator1940 - Further to Oreamnos_americanus' comments, can you please articulate where you believe Apple have "innovated" ... other than in marketing hyperbole?
      de-void-21165590650301806002836337787023
  • RE: Shameless Microsoft marketing (Microsoft's worst TV shameless marketing plugs)

    There is nothing shameless about it. If you have ever gone to a movie and waited for the credits to appear on the screen you will see a whole lot of credits under sponsored by. In most cases one would see names of auto manufacturers most prominent of this lot is Ford but there are others also. You see ordinary police personnel in UK driving around in BMWs and Lexuses which in my opinion is highly improbable.

    Apple has been at it for quite a while now. In many American TV shows one sees top of am apple laptop very prominently visible when in real situations in 9 out 10 cases it would be a windows based laptop - a non Apple product.
    pmshah@...