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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 11:25 pm    Post subject: New Apple TV Ads "Get a Mac" Reply with quote

http://www.apple.com/getamac/ads/?networking_large
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the exception of Better, they are all great! I really like Viruses, Networking, and Restarting.


Edit: By the way, I would rank them in this order.

1. Networking
2. Viruses
3. Restarting
4. iLife
5. WSJ
6. Better
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the iLife spot. "Clock and Calculator" Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

curt wrote:
With the exception of Better


Agreed. "Better" missed the targeted tone of the other spots--it's a bit too mean-spirited. "Network" and "Viruses" gets it exactly right.

Overall, though, a really, really good campaign. With 6 spots, it looks like they are going heavy into the May sweeps period with their marketing. Good move.

Finally.

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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, and how did they manage to get someone who looks so much like Bill Gates, but nerdier and more businesslike? Perfect casting.

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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think all the ads are great. Why you might ask? I am a new Mac user and they all spoke to me. If this doesn't increase Apple's market share by at least another percentage point, I don't know what will. Laughing

I have a question about them as well. Does anyone know who the actor playing the Mac is? He looks very familiar.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't wait to see the parodies start to show up on YouTube.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

simple.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weee wrote:
I think all the ads are great. Why you might ask? I am a new Mac user and they all spoke to me. If this doesn't increase Apple's market share by at least another percentage point, I don't know what will. Laughing

I have a question about them as well. Does anyone know who the actor playing the Mac is? He looks very familiar.


The Mac guy is Justin Long, from Ed and Dodgeball, among others:

http://imdb.com/name/nm0519043/

The PC guy is John Hodgman from the Daily Show.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1894655/

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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

picaman wrote:
[I have a question about them as well. Does anyone know who the actor playing the Mac is? He looks very familiar.

The Mac guy is Justin Long, from Ed and Dodgeball, among others:

http://imdb.com/name/nm0519043/


Oh yea Dodgeball. I was having a brain fart and couldn't place the face. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I had to pick a favorite it would probably be the "Viruses" one. I would really like to see is Apple run a montage ad with the iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Pro, iPod, iLife, and OS X all featured. We need to see more than an iMac flashed on the screen for a few seconds at the end. I think these ads are a little too cutesy and I'm not sure the average person out there is going to get the humor.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they are really cool, agree with the points made on the 'better' ad and the fact that they only show the imac at the end. I cant wait to show my friends these ads, i am at war with them on how pants pc's are, hopefully the simplicity of these ads will make them see sense. Good work from apple!!
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put them all together on one DVD with iMovie and iDVD and made the credits at the end say "this dvd made on a mac with iLife" Smile

Just to do it and to show my PC friends they'd have to go buy extra software to do it and even then it still wouldn't look as sweet. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kronos wrote:
I put them all together on one DVD with iMovie and iDVD and made the credits at the end say "this dvd made on a mac with iLife" Smile

Just to do it and to show my PC friends they'd have to go buy extra software to do it and even then it still wouldn't look as sweet. Smile


I heard they make nice Christmas and Birthday gifts too! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome!
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If I had to pick a favorite it would probably be the "Viruses" one.

That is my favorite as well.
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