Microsoft Calls for a Holiday Truce With Apple

Spot Is Less Confrontational Than Previous Holiday Ad

Published On
Dec 02, 2015

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Call it the Christmas Truce of 2015.

Last year Microsoft ran ads comparing its Surface pro 3 to Apple's Mac Book Air for its holiday push, but this year the marketer is calling for peace with Apple in a more brand-oriented ad for the holidays.

The spot, which will air on TV Dec. 3, features Microsoft store employees -- along with a Harlem children's choir -- singing "Let There Be Peace on Earth" in front of Apple's store on 5th Avenue in New York. It was created by Microsoft's agency, McCann's M:United.

The spot will air on TV in a 60-second version, while a 2-minute one will run online.

Read more about the campaign in the full-length version of this post at


Dec 02, 2015
Brand :
Client :
Agency :
Co-Chief Creative Officer :
Sean Bryan
Co-Chief Creative Officer :
Tom Murphy
Executive Creative Director :
David Banta
Executive Creative Director :
Lew Willig
Creative Director, Art :
Roberto Baibich
Creative Technology Director :
David Cliff
Art Director :
Nickie Thongton
Copywriter :
Brett Barnett
Senior Copywriter :
Chauncey Hollingsworth
Senior Art Director :
Christina Ta
Junior Copywriter :
Elina Rudkovskaya
Junior Copywriter :
Scott Barrows
Junior Art Director :
Joo Kong
Director, Integrated Production :
Aaron Kovan
Executive Producer :
Carolyn Johnson
Producer :
Mel Senecal
Junior Producer :
Monique Fitzpatrick
Interactive Producer :
Rick Segal
Music Executive Producer :
Eric Johnson
Director Team :
Tool of North America
Director :
Erich Joiner
Managing Director, Live Action :
Oliver Fuselier
Executive Producer :
Oliver Fuselier
Executive Producer :
Lori Stonebraker
Line Producer :
Lindsay Skutch
Music Producer :
JSM Music
Music Director :
Joel Simon
Composer/Choir Director :
Doug Katsaros
Editorial Team :
Rock Paper Scissors
Executive Producer :
Eve Kornblum
Post Producer :
Charlyn Derrick
Editor :
Damion Clayton
Audio Post :
Sonic Union
Mix :
Steve Rosen
Studio Director :
Justine Cortale

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