Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tech Ad Watch: Microsoft's Moronic Monster Ball.

(click ad) Ad for Microsoft's Visual Studio Team System scanned from the latest Information Week. OK, cut me a little slack ├╝bergeeks, but what the hell is going on here in this cockamamie illustration? What, exactly, do the creatures represent? Viruses? Bugs? An evil competing development team? Why are the monsters wearing b-ball uniforms? Why are there only three of them? Did the rest of the monster squad foul out? Note the rack on the Asian female development team member to further draw in the (mostly) male software dev target audience. previously in: awful Microsoft ads. previously in awful tech ads: Intel's racism inside; QSOL's blowjob ad; SunGard's bridge to inanity.


Blogger garrito said...

Green monsters can't jump.

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Nik Daum said...

I thought for a second this was a poster for the sequel to Space Jam. Now I'm sad.

12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry -- I wouldn't call myself an ubergeek, but none of the IT people I work with have any idea what the fuck MS was going for with that ad, either.

12:06 AM  
Blogger rk said...

Aren't those Lovecraftian C'thulhu type monsters? I'm not nerdy enough to get the reference, if there is one

8:06 PM  
Blogger Abdallah Anwar said...

Who was the agency behind the ad?


3:50 PM  

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