Microsoft release new video commercial “it’s a great time to be a family”

Microsoft just released this new commercial showing their live video chat capabilities. The comparisons to Apple and their Facetime videos are obvious but akward at the same time.

The video was put together by Crispin Porter & Bogusky, the agency responsible for launching Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system.

I wasn’t particularly a big fan of this commercial for many reasons.

  • Dont like the strumming background music
  • Not a big fan of video chat
  • Compared to Apple, it looks old school to pass a laptop around. I mean seriously? That’s the way we did things before we had tablets.

I think that spot would have worked better for Skype on a Windows Phone. I will say on the positive side, it’s better than some of the other Microsoft ads that they have done. Heaven help us.

The commercials will run in 35 countries worldwide to focus on Microsoft’s consumer products.

Take a look and let me know what you think in the comments below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5pIt4I360Y

Hat Tip to Winrumors.

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