Microsoft has delivered a personal riposte to a Glasgow tweeter who pointed out that its recent ad campaign mentioning cricket was out of place in the city's East End.
The original bus stop poster showed Microsoft's mobile voice-activated assistant, Cortana, announcing a reminder about playing cricket at the weekend. One local commented on the lack of popularity of the sport in Glasgow’s East End by tweeting a photo of the ad with the caption: “Said nobody in the east End of Glasgow ever.”
Said nobody in the east end of Glasgow ever. pic.twitter.com/pxenKTMmbv
— Chris (@Chris72600702) June 4, 2015
Chris’s tweet garnered a lot of attention and was retweeted 4283 times. Now Microsoft UK has responded directly to Chris with a tweet which said they weren’t kidding that Cortana was personal. The response included a photo of the same bus stop with a new poster which reads: “Cortana, next time I speak with Chris, remind me not to mention the cricket.”
The ad was created by McCann London / M:United, and seems to have gone down well with its recipient.
thought it was a photoshop effort from @MicrosoftUK turns out it's not. It's the real deal. Outstanding I salute you pic.twitter.com/00tPrLdIbi — Chris (@Chris72600702) June 17, 2015