New Gateway Ads

Macmaniac

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I have never seen such wierd ads! Gateway has these new ads with this singer/diva singing about the new Gateway desktops. Then there are a bunch of girls dancing with big green things on their heads. I have never seen such dumb ads. The only funny line comes form the cow:
Man: The new desktops sure look nice.
Cow: What desktops?

I need a PC to turn me on? You have got to be kidding me!
 

mcrain

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Feb 8, 2002
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I'm hot for the desktop... Gateways new desktop... hot for the desktop!

Catchy stupid tune, but it took two or three times before I finally got a look at the computer.

Dell has had success in a ad campaign where they don't show the computer, Gateway is just doing something sort of similar.

HOT FOR THE NEW DESKTOP!
 

Macmaniac

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Actually they did show the comp with the womens lips on the screen, it was the only way to make it look good:eek:
The latest Dell Commercail features the Dell Kid posing as a security guard and paging a lost dad who can't find a computer. Then he does his normal "folks at Dell" speech before his supervisor gets angry at him.
 

Macmaniac

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In that ad when the kid says "dude your gettin a dell" He makes him shut up so you cant really hear Dell. It is a dumb ad, Apple should make an ad that makes fun of the Dell kid, Like we don't use dumb spokes people and not even show the computer we give you the low down with no gimics.
 

AlejandroGonzo

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The ad with the girls dancing is great. It is supposed to be funny. The hot chicks are needed to set up the punchline for the cow.

You are letting your anti-PC bias interfere with your evaluation of the commercial. If this were a Mac commercial, you would like it. I like Macs, but realize this is a well executed spot.

As for the cow, its their trademark. Lots of companies use animals. The successful Geiko and Taco Bell commercials use and used to use animals. Taco Bell sells Mexican food, hence the chiwawa (don't know how to spell that), Gateway is from North Dakota. Makes sense to me.
 

coolocity

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Can't wait for people to get really desperate.. the'll have to make PC pornos just to get people to buy the things. Now macs... macs are just plain sexy!

- John
 

Mr. Anderson

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Is there a link anywhere online with the ads? I haven't seen them and they don't seem to be on the gateway site.

D
 

voicegy

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Lesbian Cow?

I know cows can be heifers (girls) or bulls (boys), but I've always generally assumed that your typical milk giving "cow" was looked upon as being female.

That's why I found it odd that the cow in Gateways' latest stupid commercial seems to be more interested in the dancing girls than the computers.

Come to think of it, the silly blue cardboard hats that the gals wear are more interesting than the computers.

Come to think of it, anything is more interesting than Gateway computers.:p
 

IndyGopher

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Nov 3, 2001
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Re: Lesbian Cow?

Originally posted by voicegy
I know cows can be heifers (girls) or bulls (boys), but I've always generally assumed that your typical milk giving "cow" was looked upon as being female.
Heifers are young cows that haven't calved. And if you're getting milk from it... well... I sure hope it's a female.. or that ain't milk.
 

AlphaTech

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Originally posted by mcrain
I'm hot for the desktop... Gateways new desktop... hot for the desktop!

Catchy stupid tune, but it took two or three times before I finally got a look at the computer.

Dell has had success in a ad campaign where they don't show the computer, Gateway is just doing something sort of similar.
Ahh, the sign of a piss-poor ad... To have to watch it several times to get a view of the product they are trying to promote. :rolleyes: Why am I not surprised that gateway is following in dell's footsteps for crappy ads??

At least with the Apple ads, that have their hardware in them, you get a good look at it, and KNOW what the hell it is.

BTW, I still say someone needs to kill that 'dude, you're gettin a dell' f*cker... Make it an execution along the same lines as done in the middle ages... :D Long, slow, painful (for him) and public... Ain't payback a biatch?!?!?!!
 

strider42

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This ad is a rip off of a jack in the box commercial from abuot a year ago. In that commercial, there were a bunch fo women doing a snog and dance like a music video talking abuot ajck in box burgers. At the end they cut away to Jack and his marketing guy. Jack puts his ahds over his face and tells the guy, "you are so fired". That was funny. Gateway seems to say that the dancing and singing was a good idea. not so funny.