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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Daveway, Sep 16, 2004.
When do you think we will start seeing the commercials for the iMac since they are now shipping?
I'd say you probably WON'T see a commercial for the new iMac G5. Apple hardly ever does a commercial for its computers for some stupid reason! You'd think that since they advertise the hell out of the iPod they'd catch on and start advertising their computers! But what do I know!
I don't know what you know! I think that you've used your quota of exclamation points for the rest of the week!
I think that with Apple claiming the whole, "From the creators of the iPod" on their website, I think that they will do TV ads. At least I hope that they do. However, it does make sense that they will at least wait another few weeks before they are readily available before they advertise it.
If you'll notice though, they aren't really advertising much at all for the mini, and those are still selling like hot-cakes. Maybe it's not just the ads, but also that the iPod is so far ahead of the competition that they haven't even caught up to the first iPod design.
I like exclamation points OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I only used 2 anyways!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In past years, Apple has hardly ever ran commercials for their computers. If they do, they don't show it for only about a week. Just like the new PowerMac G5 commercial, it was only on TV for around a week or so. Same goes for the previous G3 iMac commercials.
I think the iPod mini sales comes off from the iPod commercials. When people go to www.apple.com/ipod they also see the iPod mini. Now I guess the same could be true for Apple Computers. When people go to www.apple.com/ipod they may also browse around to the other products that Apple makes, such as their computers.
I also remember the 12"/17" pbook commerical Big and small. Here it is.
You'll see commercials for the new iMac starting in early November.
Why, you ask?
Because that's when people start CHRISTMAS SHOPPING!
These ads should be cool! They can show multicolored silhouettes of people sitting at desks, quietly typing memos.
LOL. I haven't seen that before - pretty good.
Although Apple TV commercials are scarce, the company does see a fair share of press, newspaper, and magazine print advertisements, not to mention posters, bilboards, etc.
Like most others on these forums, I too feel Apple would benefit from television commercials; but, most people know how disenchanted Steve Jobs is of the TV.
I don't blame him.
Apple really needs to advertise this one
lol, or dancing around with their ipod and their boss walks in so they sit down at their desk and type, then their earbuds fall out and the boss hears rock music
I just hope they avoid that horrible "let's get it started" noise. I am sick and tired of rap and hard rock.
You consider the beat "hard rock"?
I hope I don't see a silhouette of a guy sitting at his desk. Kinda dumb ..... a mix of colourful and fun, with boring.
I hope they make commercials like those zany Dell adverts with those 3-4 office guys in their twenties acting all.....zany.
and please no Jeff Goldbum...
Well, it doesn't have to be shadows sitting at desks in every ad. They could also be shown properly carrying the machines.
When Apple advertises it, they'll do what they always do, fluff. We'll probably see some old lady, a la Clara Peller, squinting her eyes at the iMac G5 going, "Where's the box or Where's the cables?
Please Apple, advertise your computers and show real people doing real, everyday tasks more efficiently than on a WIndows box.
I actually made a 'fake' iMac G5 Advert a few days after the keynote;
http://homepage.mac.com/daniel.balshaw/.cv/daniel.balshaw/Public/Born to Reign.mp4-binhex.hqx
http://homepage.mac.com/daniel.balshaw/.cv/daniel.balshaw/Public/iMac + iPhoto.mp4-binhex.hqx
This one focuses on iPhoto... iMac will do for iPhoto what iPod did for iTunes
What do you think?
nice. i like the spinny dealie at the end, but if that were the only iMac G5 commercial it might not do so well; they might need one with users doing stuff
Over the years I can count on one hand the number of Apple Computer ads I've seen. I highly doubt that they will advertise the iMac simply because they are probably going to be swamped as it is. IBM is still having production issues with the G5, but thankfully it appears to be starting to clear up. That coupled with the number of existing Mac users who will most likely upgrade....I don't think so.
If they would even consider such a move it would be 2 or 3 commercials for the holiday shopping season. Beyond that? IMHO, nope.