Too Many Mac Commercials

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by seabass069, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. seabass069 macrumors regular

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    Am I the only one that is now getting really bored with the Mac commercials. They were great until this holiday season. Now, it seems that every major news website has a Mac commercial on it. I think Apple has over done it with the commercials. Once in a while is fine, but not all the time. They are advertising too many times. It is losing the audience with Mac overkill.
     
  2. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    No - I love to see them. Don't you think Dell has gone a little overboard?
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    As long as they keep the content fresh, it should be okay.
     
  4. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    All campaigns seem to go like this. We see Apple everywhere now, but six months down the line, we might not see them anywhere. It reminds me of the McDonalds ads that come an go with the tide.

    Anyways, isn't a little mental anguish worth knowing that someone might have just purcahsed, and is now happily using a Mac?
     
  5. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have a problem with them running the commercials so often, as long as they don't go too stale. A few of the ads just haven't been very funny, or they have left us sympathizing with PC, but I think on the whole it remains a good campaign.
     
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    yeah the mac commercials are great..keep em coming! :eek:
     
  8. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Apple UK are following the Nintendo method of advertising, IE not doing any.

    In fact you see more Macs in other people adverts trying to push the whole lifestyle issue, and having an iMac in the background.
     
  9. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    The point of a campaign is to saturate your mind with thoughts of Apple.
     
  10. Quboid macrumors 6502

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    I heard the "i'm a mac" guy was not going to be doing those commercials again? I'm sure i saw him i a new one.........
     
  11. sthpark7791 macrumors regular

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    I rarely see Apple ad's! But then again...I don't watch much TV.

    Speaking of the Dell commercial..that ad with the guy on a couch going on a ride thru the dell warehouse is really getting annoying.
     
  12. Neonguy macrumors 6502

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    I like most of their Ads, just fews they assagerate too much.
     
  13. ddekker macrumors regular

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    gotta love Tivo, I can skip by those... I thought they canned the mac guy cause he was too cocky.. people didn't like him and were feeling sympathy for the PC guy
     
  14. Neonguy macrumors 6502

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    Haha that's is true, I did notice that too.
     
  15. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Being cocky in the commerical or in person? If cocky in the commerical then isn't that Apple's fault?
     
  16. Neonguy macrumors 6502

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    I love that phrase where he say "He know that I'm better then him." That pretty cocky there. I don't know the guy in person, I seen him in Herbie he seam alright. I think he is just cocky in the ad.
     
  17. seabass069 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't see the commercials much on t.v., just when I am surfing the net. Seems like all the news websites are advertsing macs. Which is great, don't get me wrong. The more awareness of macs, then better we are.
     
  18. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Yeah i dont see the tv ads on tv, only on the web and i see alot of nano posters on the tube (underground/subway). Don't really bother me that much.

    Would like to see the gisele ad more though. Thats the best ad i've seen thus far.
     
  19. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    If I've seen a company's advert too many times, and it starts to bother me, I avoid their product and consider the competitor's product more closely. I hate "try-hards", and that goes for companies as well. :eek:

    It's not cool to over-advertise.


    But anyway, I have never seen an Apple advert.
     
  20. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    Over here in the UK I have seen precisely no Apple adverts at all. I think Hollyoaks (*spit*) has done a better job of advertising Macs than Apple UK has done.

    On the other hand, Dell have really gone out on the town with their ads. They seem to be on everything.
     
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    http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2006/11/20061113133631.shtml
     
  22. phungy macrumors 68020

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    How much TV do you watch? lol
     
  23. Selenolycus macrumors regular

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    Read a book.
     
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    Between Adblock and Tivo, I have no idea what you are talking about. ???
     

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