Tallest Windows Vista Advertisment Ever, Evar

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This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.

Totally abandoning the idea of subtlety in advertising, Microsoft went all out to let people in Shanghai know that Vista has arrived, splashing "Windows Vista" on the 421-meter tall Jin Mao Tower. Yes, the whole tower.

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Here's a handy rule of thumb: By definition, no ad with any dimension that exceeds 1000 ft. is classy. Besides, I doubt that just because a sign is super-big it's going to suddenly compel people in China to pay more than a buck for Windows.

[via Shanhaiist via New Launches]

DISCUSSION

"Workers inside the building reported a bright flash of light through their office windows — brighter than the Sun — followed by profound blindness. When asked for comment, one IT professional said, 'No, it's OK... now I have Vista.'"