NEW iPod TV Ads!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Daveway, May 7, 2005.

  1. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Apple is airing new iPod ads. The new ads feature the same sihouette style with people on rollerblades. It seems the new ads first aired on SNL tonight.
     
  2. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    Nice, too bad I missed them

    They're not up on the site yet, hopefully they will put them up.
     
  3. Daveway thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I was not impressed, infact I didn't like it. :(
     
  4. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I saw it on SNL too. Same junk, different song.

    Apple's ads are useless IMO, they don't advertise the product and make it seem the only feature of the iPod is that it makes you dance around to flashy colors.


    In other news, System of a Down's performance on SNL was great (which is the only reason I endured 30 minutes of not-funnyness beforehand)
     
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    Bummer. I am not an SNL fan, so I missed them as well. :(
     
  6. yg17 macrumors G5

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    You didn't miss much at all.
     
  7. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    Any new colors in them? I'm so used to seeing green with the Shuffle ads.
     
  8. Daveway thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Agreed. Probably the least stunning of all iPod ads.
     
  9. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    too bad SNL isn't on here for another umm HOUR! spoiling my surprise!

    - Ed & his Chile Born wine!
     
  10. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    I have to disagree with that. They're not so much advertising the product, but rather the thing you get from the product. I mean people don't want an iPod because "it's an iPod" (ok well maybe some do :D), they want it because it plays music, and the ads show people having fun listening to music and if you get an iPod, you can do that to. This is really with most products. You don't buy a BMW because it's a "BMW" you buy it because of the quality and style, etc. It's not so much the product we want, it's use of the product and what it can do for us is what we want. Thus I think Apple's iPod ads are very useful and effective, if they weren't the iPod line probably wouldn't be as successful as it is now. So the ads must be working to some degree.

    That's just the way I see it.

    EDIT: And I would agree with you if the iPod were a new product. But most people already know what the iPod looks like, they don't need ads to tell them that. Concentrating on how the iPod can make you feel and what it can make you do is more effective now.
     
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    Quicktime file missing on all of them when I try to load them up. In my opinion, they need to stop resting on their laurels and get to some new advertising. There is nothing new to these anymore, they have lost their novelty.
     
  13. Balin64 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with you.

    They need something new and fresh: a real-life visual would be nice; people everywhere know about the iPod: know they need to convince those who are hesitant to buy one. The early adoptors were hip to the ads, but now they need to sign up memebers of teh older domographics...
     
  14. macdaddy121 macrumors 6502a

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    i enjoyed it....

    I personally like them. No one skates anymore so it was fun to watch people that know how to do it well. I also liked the music.
     
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    yep, i haven't heard that song before and it sounded great. just got it from itms. :)
     
  16. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    wah??????

    I don't get it, why do you guys hate this commercial. I love it. Sure the roller skating is kinda gimmicky, but you remember the commercial don't you. That's the point of a commercial guys. Plus they have the new Gorillaz song "Feel Good, Inc." which I love and fits perfectly, you will feel good with an iPod :)
     
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    hhmmmmm... So the ad does work afterall! ;) :p
     
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    That was indeed rather disappointing. I thought it was quite stupid, really. They are clearly marketing to tasteless PC users at this point. It's really starting to bug me.
     
  19. russed macrumors 68000

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    the song doesnt really seem to fit in with the ad, but as said above, you remember it so it does its job. apple are not advertising the ipod any more, htye are instead building a brand and they are doing that sucessfully.
     
  20. bentley macrumors 6502

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    better than the U2 adverts which made me want to hit my iPod with something heavy.
     
  21. slidingjon macrumors member

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    It's nice that there is a new commercial out. I was getting so sick of "Walkie Talkie man", but again with the same theme. You can really only go so far. The iPod is already a pop icon. Where are the new Mac ads?

    (I really don't want to see color inverted people dancing around holding a new Dual 2.7 Powermac with the AC cord staying white) New concept, please.
     
  22. Maxiseller macrumors 6502a

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    Am I the only one that thinks they should stop this junk?

    What about the macs? What about advertising that, for example, Airport Express brings families closer by allowing everyone to do their own thing and sit in the same room...what about advertising the Mac Mini as a media station, what about making music, writing, editing, the new OS???!

    I'm fed up of the adverts. This is all Apple seems intrested in placing on our television. the iPod is not a long-term revenue earner. While the word on the street is still about the iPod, the word in the business world is what a success it was.
     
  23. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I don't really like the silhouette ads (except the Ballmer spoof, of course :D)... and this one was not better nor worse than the rest...

    I think they should run some Mac ads, and not provoke Apple Corp by running new iPod/iTunes ads with the Apple logo so close to the next chapter in the ongoing soap operasque struggle between Apple Inc and Apple Corp...
     
  24. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    Didn't like it at first. After watching it again it seems to have grown on me a little bit. The song is catchy and i like the rollerblades. There diffenitly gearing it towards Highschool/ College People.
     

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