John Paczkowski

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Survey: "I'm a Mac, You're a Dork" Campaign a Resounding Success

imamac-imadork.jpgAccording to the results of the 2007 CoreBrand Power 100 study (PDF), Microsoft (MSFT) has suffered significant erosion of its brand power since 2004. The software giant fell to No. 59 in Corebrand’s ranking of global brands for 2007, down from No. 11 in 2004.

Why? The market research firm speculates that the decline could have something to do with Apple’s (AAPL) “Hi, I’m a Mac” ads.

“The effect of Apple’s ‘Hi, I’m a Mac’ advertising campaign may have taken its toll on Microsoft,” CoreBrand CEO James Gregory said in a statement. “The launch of a series of new products, following a long, relatively dormant period, will be closely watched to see if it will have a positive impact on the Microsoft brand.”

Yeah, Vista probably had nothing to do with it …


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus