The Galaxy S8 unveiling is hours away, yet LG still has a few days to go before the G6 arrives in US carrier shops. To get out in front of the ridiculous wave of coverage and focus that is about to be laid upon Samsung, LG has dropped its first G6 TV commercial. It’s a 30-second TV spot, and no, it doesn’t contain Jason Statham.
It’s Super Bowl commercial season, the time of year where Americans put aside their petty differences and decide which company releases the best TV spot during the big game. Man, I love America!
Well, Sprint is throwing its hat into the ring this year, basing this somewhat morbid commercial on the claim we’ve all heard via the “Can You Hear Me Now?” guy, that its network reliability is just 1% under Verizon’s. Insert extremely small text here that indicates these findings are based on 3rd-party research of voice and data in the top 106 markets. (more…)
Solid effort, as always in the commercial department from Google. Will it get people to buy the Pixel and Pixel XL? Tough call, but the Galaxy Note 7 becoming an officially non-existent former bomb won’t hurt.
Also, you heard that Verizon plans to issue updates to their variants the same day as Google, right? Let’s hope they keep up with that for the life of the phones. If so, the Pixel and its bigger brother are going to be tough to deny in the coming months. (more…)
Because you watch a ton of “snackable” video on your smartphones, Google is introducing a new ad format for advertisers to use on YouTube that only lasts 6 seconds. These new ad styles are called “Bumper” ads and Google is hoping that advertisers will use them to get creative in showing you commercials in between video binges. (more…)
I honestly don’t even know which phones Motorola is trying to promote with these new “Moto Dojo” commercials – probably the Moto X Pure and Moto G – but they are at least entertaining, something that I don’t think most of us would say about LG’s Statham-filled G5 commercials. And hey, they also don’t star Ashton Kutcher, so there’s that too.
The spots star some random, un-athletic and uncoordinated white dude with a taped on mustache who takes his karate seriously. Each commercial features this guy doing things to a Motorola phone that highlights a specific feature (Moto Display, Actions, Voice, etc.), only in a really awkward dojo setting, with cat pictures on the wood-paneled wall.
Who doesn’t love a good karate spoof? (more…)
Remember the bad LG G5 commercial that we trashed on pretty heavily last week for being bad and a bunch of you acted like you were offended? Remember the creepy guy in the video that was way too excited to be watching donkey-sheep clips? Remember how some of you suggested it was Jason Statham? IT IS. It’s Jason f*cking Statham. (more…)
Hopefully, you enjoy Lil Wayne and champagne, because both are about to be all over your commercial breaks as the stars of Samsung’s new line of Galaxy S7 commercials. We first saw Wayne in Samsung’s Oscar commercials alongside a bunch of other celebs, but he seems to have emerged as the lead in the S7 and S7 Edge campaign.
The commercials aren’t bad. Lil Wayne can be a funny dude, especially when he’s mocking his own lifestyle and his friends and the thought of wasting really expensive champagne to show that his phone is water resistant. Will these help Samsung sell lots of phones? They might. I don’t know.
UPDATE: Weird, Samsung made two of the champagne videos private. (more…)
Who is doing commercials better than Google at this point?
Oh, and look at this Tweet that relates to this commercial. See any Android N hints? (more…)