Is it Will Ferrell? Is it a comedy sketch? No, it’s an ad campaign for Microsoft’s cloud computing services.
So, I’m watching some very “deep” videos on philosophy on one of your high-end web-only publications. And a lengthy advert comes up in between. It is a spoof on motivational speaking, sort of. Especially on Ted Talks, but this is much more specific to high-end business computing applications. Not TED Talks, TAD Talks. This is totally “inside” tech – virtualization vs. cloud computing. A campaign that Microsoft launched, I guess, against VMware and the like almost a year ago.
Now, TAD is back with a new (brief) advert/video. This is not TED, it’s TAD. The Video from last year was filled with a lot of tech talk and double talk. And if you are into networking, storage, enterprise, and IT, it is very funny. If not, worth a peek just for the groovy music and sideburns, wow….
Is this too much “inside baseball,” or a laugh riot? Glad to see creative folks getting engaged for the campaign, in any case!