Microsoft dumps SeinfeldMikey 7 comments
Just when I thought the ads might start to take an interesting turn (the latest advert was mildly amusing), Microsoft has confirmed they have dropped Seinfeld from further adverts.
President of Microsoft accounts Frank Shaw acknowledges the bad reception to the adverts with:
"People would have been happier if everyone loved the ads, but this was not unexpected."
I wonder if Seinfeld still gets his 10 million? Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Update 01: The Vista Team Blog has shed some light on what happened.
"So there seems to be the rumor running around that we're supposedly cancelling our Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld ads tomorrow. I wouldn't count on anything being "cancelled". It was always the plan to have Jerry Seinfeld in the first phase of the campaign and not a part of every ad. Instead, our Windows Consumer Campaign is moving into the next phase"
Update 02: It turns out Seinfeld has not been canned after all. Talk about jumping the gun! That's the Internet for you.