SOURCE: Media Two

June 10, 2008 09:00 ET

Microsoft Taps Independent Interactive Agency Media Two for Global Office 2008 for Mac Campaign

Businesses Turn to Specialized Digital Shops for Nimbleness and Creative Innovation for Online Advertising Campaigns

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - Recent business practices point to a trend of large corporations selecting digital shops to lead online advertising efforts rather than larger traditional agencies. In keeping with that trend and based on its extensive online expertise and nimble infrastructure, advertising agency Media Two Interactive was chosen by Microsoft to develop display creative for the release of Office 2008 for Mac. The display campaign launched in mid-December 2007, to advertise a mid-January rollout of the product.

With this campaign, Microsoft was looking to create a globally recognizable ad platform, with campaign creative geared toward international recognition. The campaign was also developed to be compelling particularly to Mac users; a diverse, creative message for a diverse, creative audience.

In 2005, Media Two began working with Microsoft's Messenger division through a partner agency. Media Two conducted a small media buy on behalf of the company, which became one of the most successful campaigns they've run in terms of high conversion rates and low CPCs. Based on the success of that initial engagement, Media Two was engaged by seven additional divisions of Microsoft. Last year, Media Two began working with the Mac Business Unit, and has executed four promotions prior, many centered around special events/seasonal releases through the year.

Microsoft turned to Raleigh, NC-based Media Two because, based on their previous relationship, they knew Media Two had the ability to quickly turn around a top-quality creative design project due to its nimble infrastructure, dedicated and experienced creative/strategy team. The entire project, from contact to delivery, was delivered within a month. In recent years, Raleigh has begun to grow into a hub for interactive marketing and technology innovation. Specialized digital agencies in Raleigh are turning out a quality of work that was once only available on Madison Avenue, but in a fraction of the time.

"Media Two has been a great partner. When I need a project turned around quickly, the Media Two team always delivers," said Amanda Lefebvre, Microsoft Mac BU Senior Marketing Manager. "And while speed is key, a well targeted and effective campaign is always the goal. We have been impressed with their campaign optimization capability which is based upon immediate reporting and a highly engaged, easy to work with account management team."

About Microsoft:

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

About Media Two Interactive:

Media Two Interactive is a full service, advertising agency that specializes in the strategic planning, buying and design of interactive media while defining best practices for the convergence of traditional media. Our innovative approach and focus on "after the buy" optimization sets us apart from the herd. Celebrating ten years of success, Media Two works with such discerning brands as LasikPlus Vision Center, MF Global, Microsoft, True Results LAP-BAND® and many others. To learn more about our services and capabilities, please visit

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