We all know that Apple’s advertising is a cut above the competition, but sometimes Cupertino’s competitors stoop so low that all you can do is just shake your head in embarrassment.
That’s certainly the way I feel about Toshiba’s racist new ads. Released in Croatia, they feature a couple of slanted tablets that have been placed to look like squinty eyes, just like the way Asians have been stereotypically portrayed in Western media for centuries. Face palm!
Amongst Cupertino’s many other accomplishments, you can now chalk up Emmy Award Winner. Apple has just won the Most Outstanding Commercial of the Year award for its wonderful iPhone 5s ad, “Misunderstood.”
This sounds like what people who don’t live in California think people here do on dates: take a stroll around the Apple retail store in Palo Alto, then have some sushi and a little conversation.
Except that this isn’t a date, it’s the meeting of two businessmen. The Wall Street Journal recounts how Peter Bell decided to court iAd chief Andy Miller away from Apple in an afternoon they spent hanging out together.
The violations of Apple’s verboten on third-party iPad giveaways just keep getting better: it seems there’s now a push to incite women to strip in support of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s presidential bid.
The Telegraph reports that there’s a group of lovely young Putin backers bearing their fronts and other bits to earn him votes.
Lots of people want iPads, right? Well Téa Smith, 32, wants to meet men. So if you introduce her to her future husband, she’ll hook you up with Apple’s magical device.
Smith, a self-described “guerilla marketing consultant,” from Perth, Australia first tweeted a half-joking offer for “an iPad or $500 to the person who sets me up with the person I marry. GO, power of social media.”
Apple has provided us with some of the best ads ever created. The Mac vs PC Campaign ads have been some of the most memorably entertaining advertisements to grace the television. Unfortunately Apple pulled the plug on the fun banter between Mac (Justin Long) and PC (John Hodgman) last year. However, should you feel so inclined to walk down memory lane with the plethora of Mac vs PC advertisements, Adweek has compiled all 66 ads for your viewing pleasure. They’ve even got them ordered out chronologically.