Each day I get a little bit sadder that Billy Mays is no longer with us. Good thing there are so many spokeassholes vying for position in the marketing pantheon.
The "greatest single phone call" Microsoft COO Kevin Turner's ever received apparently worked. Sort of. After Apple asked Microsoft to stop running the Laptop Hunters ads because they've dropped prices, Microsoft's edited at least one of the spots.
That's because according to NPD, in June, 91 percent of the market for computers that cost over $1000 belonged to Apple.
When Microsoft COO Kevin Turner revealed Microsoft Stores will open next to Apple Stores and rain falls upward, he also talked about the "greatest single phone call in the history" he's ever received: Apple crying about the Laptop Hunters ads.
Apple's new ad takes solid aim at Microsoft's recent much-talked-about Laptop Hunters ad series with the Apple style fully intact. In other words, it's really, really smug.
The Laptop Hunters price assault on Macs has shifted to iPod and iTunes: It'd cost $30,000 to fill an iPod, but Zunepass fills up a Zune for cheap. This is a retarded ad.