Paper copies iPod ad

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  1. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

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    I was reading the St. Louis Post-Dispatch today and I picked up the Arts & Entertainment section. On the front page I notice a 6" by 14" picture of a black shadow on on red background. The man in the picture is holding a white iPod and catching a white ball. Beneath the picture it says, "Based on Post-Dispatch Photos" The article is about what music the players listen to "pump them up" for a game and "many players say their iPods - Apple's popular mp3 player - are as essential as cleats or jockstraps." To me it seems like a complete rip-off of the apple iPod ads.
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  3. iLikeMyiMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Still I think a small caption saying the illustrarion was based on the Apple iPod ads would be nice.
     
  4. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

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    It's obviously an iPod in the ad, and the article talks about players using the iPod to pump them up. Hell, free advertising for apple!!

    BEN
     
  5. munkle macrumors 68030

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    The iPod ad style was obviously used to highlight the references to the iPod in the article. More free advertising for Apple and just goes to show how distinctive the iPod silhouettes have become...it's a good thing! :)
     
  6. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    I'm still finding it difficult to get past the title of this thread.
     
  7. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I wouldn't call it a rip-off. It's not a parody either. It's more of a tribute, or recognition, of Apple's iPod ad campaign.
     
  8. iLikeMyiMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I forget to run the spell checker. :rolleyes:
    Its fixed now.
     

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