Microsoft just can’t seem to get PR right these days. The tech giant’s latest publicity disaster comes in the form of a series of anti-iPhone ads, which Microsoft has pulled from the airwaves just hours after releasing them online. Because they’re terrible. And not funny. And, really, just hardly watchable.
Calling the series “A Fly on the Wall in Cupertino,” the ads show supposed Apple Employees selling their CEO on their newest innovations for the new iPhone. While the commercials were clearly supposed to be funny, they mostly make Microsoft look butthurt at Apple’s success (we still remember the Zune, guys, c’mon.)
Microsoft released a statement after pulling the ads, saying that “[t]he video was intended to be a light-hearted poke at our friends from Cupertino. But it was off the mark, and we’ve decided to pull it down.”
Maybe we’d take Microsoft’s attack ads a bit more seriously if we knew a single person (aside from the cast of Hawaii Five-0) who owns a Windows Phone.
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