A Look at the Microsoft Meet Me Tour
I recently had the pleasure of
visiting the Microsoft Meet Me tour which stopped by a local shopping mall
near Pittsburgh, PA. Of course, I cannot make it to the shopping mall
without taking my significant other with me (even with all the poor
excuses I conjured), so it eventually ended costing me some dough even
before I made it to the end of the mall near the booth.
As I walked towards the Meet Me booth,
out of the blue I was promptly greeted with a nice Windows Me bag full of
brochures and received a nice Windows Me pen (although somebody else I
know received about twenty from a different guy, see above).
I started perusing the booth, and it
was evident to me that Microsoft was emphasizing on Win Me's main points;
home networking, Internet, digital media and user experience. Microsoft
does set out to impress! I could see new consumers were amazed the
different media features that were being displayed and could tell some
customers (although they weren't selling the product directly from there)
were being gained by their show. There was a plethora of people willing to
help and show users about all the different features of the product.
Staffers were also pushing the Meet Me Sweepstakes
I also had a chance to talk with Chris
Preston, Group Program Manager of Marketing for Consumer Windows. He was a
very nice fellow who seemed to be a bit exhausted from the weekend's tour.
We discussed how the Meet Me tour was doing, and customer's reactions to
the product so far which varied but for the most part were good. He showed
me the Windows Me fanatic video (the fanatic was a band member from the
Win Me launch party), which shows even Microsoft has fun sometimes. He
talked about the success of the Windows Me Launch event and some of the
different ideas that went into that to make it happen. It was surprising more people tuned into Windows Me than the Windows 2000 launch. I
could tell that he was very dedicated to his job and enthusiastic what he
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