[Posted by David Card]
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As usual, Microsoft gets no love from the commentariat. It's sponsoring a branded content variety show on Fox created by Seth “Family Guy” MacFarlane that will feature Windows 7 integrated into the programming. What does Windows 7 have to do with bawdy animated show tune parodies? I guess we'll see. Pundits are arming for bear.
I'm a fan of modern integrated campaigns that incorporate branded content and social media. If I ran Microsoft's initiative through Forrester's evaluation tool, I suspect it would come up a little short on exclusivity, relevance, and creating a feedback loop for analysis. But it's poised to go viral. Whether that's a good thing or not…
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