What do you do if you are HTC, are barely hanging on for dear life in the mobile race, have zero marketing budget, and just released your latest phone that needs to be a winner in order for you to survive? Apparently, you hire Gary Oldman and have him say nothing related to your product other than “Blah blah blah” and “Ask the internet” about it.
I wouldn’t say that the spot is worse than those embarrassing Robert Downey, Jr. “Hipster Troll Carwash” commercials, but it’s not giving us much. I know that HTC needs to do something different while spending wisely, but talking about your product might help, you know, sell it. Maybe a feature mention or two? At least take it out off the dark and actually show it off? (more…)
I’m mostly speechless after watching this new ad for the LG G Flex, but in a fantastic way. It is so completely, 100%, can’t-be-argued, brilliant on a number of levels.
Talking bearded hands that can be fed cheesecake while attacking you with a crab claw? That awkward moment where you take your sexual conversation over garlic too far, resulting in a kitchen counter hump session? “Wolverine, like a BAAWSS.”
Yes to all of it. Do more of this LG, do more.
Samsung kicked off a new marketing campaign this morning using ads that show off both the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 up against Apple’s latest and greatest. They are to the point in their praise of the features filling up their Galaxy products while making sure we all know the same can’t be said for the iPhone 5s and iPad Air. They are casual in tone, at times silly, and will certainly help reinvigorate a battle we have been watching for years now. (more…)
And the oddest match-up of the century goes to, T-Mobile and Tim Tebow. In the UnCarrier’s latest commercial, the out-of-work quarterback pokes fun at himself, as he continues life without an NFL contract. Get it…T-Mobile and no contracts?
During his time without one, Tebow has been able to deliver babies, save puppies from burning buildings, do his own stunts in B-movies, call out Iceland during a world peace meeting, throw actual moonshots, and take selfies with Bigfoot. Who knew that being out of work could be so awesome for Mr. Shirtless-in-the-rain.
I seriously can’t tell if it’s meant to be as bad as it is because it just keeps going and going, but you know what, I just don’t care. This is hands-down, without a doubt, Samsung’s finest commercial to date even if it was unintentionally made to be so. As our reader put it, “so cringeworthy it’s newsworthy.”
I hope Aimee and Jack can make it to the Galaxy S5 unveiling to relive this on-screen magic like only Jack and Aimee can. Please, Samsung, bring them. Please bring the single man’s guide to picking up women with a Galaxy Gear too.
“Want to see something cool?”
So, are you GEARed up? Haaaaaa. (more…)
Motorola created a “first of its kind” ad for the Moto X that will run in the January issue of WIRED magazine. The ad is fully interactive, giving readers the opportunity to see what it’s like to customize a Moto X in real-time, and in a print magazine. Yes, I know that sounds impossible, but when you create an ad with a battery, LED lights, a keyboard-like button membrane, and other paper-thin materials, anything is apparently possible. (more…)
Google posted these two new Nexus 7 commercials last night, both of which are as good as any of Google’s previous spots. We thought you might enjoy them, even if they are commercials.
Oh, and no, we still don’t think that “today is the day” for any sort of announcement of anything new out of Google. (more…)
Maybe it’s a secret-Verizon-ready Google Play Edition? Or not. Cute Star Wars family, though. (more…)