Microsoft’s has created a piece of art a new holiday spot that aims to promote positivity and spread harmony by bringing together inspiring individuals. They want to lift people up and remind them that ordinary people can make a difference.
Their message focuses on the spirit of the holidays, portraying people coming together and celebrating what is good and right with the world—by uniting people.
Microsoft commercial’s includes people in news this year, such as Florida police officer Bobby White, is the “basketball cop” for this video where it shows him playing with local kids rather than getting them in trouble after a complaint.
Other participants in the commercial to name a few include poet and activist Mona Haydar; teenager Jazz Jennings, who documents her trans experiences on TLC’s “I Am Jazz”; Migrant Offshore Aid Station emergency relief worker Christopher Catrambone; elementary school student Zea Bowling, who became famous for defending a teacher during a Pride celebration; the famous nine-year-old Zianna Oliphant, whose speech on equality plea to the Charlotte City Council following violent protests related to the shooting of Keith Scott , West African refugee artist Hawa Diallo.
Kathleen Hall, corporate VP of brand advertising and research at Microsoft mentioned that since this has been a rough year where people have gone through so many challenging issues, from this ad they hope to bring some positivity in this holiday season.