News Flash: Microsoft Uses An Advertising/Interactive Agency

Friends, Romans, and QAing men, I often harp on paying attention to your document properties because they might betray you.  Or at least identify your organization instead of highlighting your client.

In another case therein, someone right-clicked the images on Microsoft’s Web site and found that they were created on a Macintosh:

¬†Several digital images that Microsoft Corp. has posted on its Web site to trumpet its new “I’m a PC” advertising campaign were actually created on Macs, according to the files’ originating-software stamp.

Four of the images that Microsoft made available on its PressPass site today display the designation “Adobe Photoshop C3 Macintosh” when their file properties are examined. The images appear to be frames from the television ads that Microsoft will launch later today.

You know what this means, right?  Microsoft hired design professionals, who use Macintosh almost to a woman (he said, using the feminine pronoun to balance the QAing men thing earlier).

I mean, every last Web browser image you see on television or in a print ad is a Safari screenshot, or haven’t you noticed?

This isn’t the first time that someone has gotten document properties to embarrass Microsoft.

Also, remember that the public can get your filenames, so no more images with names like poopyhead.jpg, okay?

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