Xbox Launches Super-Weird Marketing Campaign Creating Sick Notes that Would Get You Fired

on January 25, 2015 4:50 PM

At times marketing produces some very weird results, and that’s arguably the case of the latest marketing campaign launched by Microsoft, named Xbox Sick Note.

What does it do? Exactly what it says on the tin. It creates an Xbox themed sick note that you better not bring at work, because it’d get you fired unless your employer is a gamer himself or has a quite developed sense of humor.

The website basically prompts you to enter your name, your game of choice and the reason of your sickness, and creates the sick notes, prompting you to download it or to spread it via social media.

Below you can see mine. You can bet your next monthly salary that it didn’t work.

XBox Sicknote

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.