New 'Get a Mac' Ads: Vista, Party, Genius

05elstonc

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Sep 21, 2006
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Choose a Vista had me laughing. These seem as if they would have worked better with a Leopard Release, I guess the Ad agency did not get the memo on the Oct. Delay. (I kid) I wonder how many more they have.
 

queshy

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Apr 2, 2005
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wow, the ads are getting more and more daring! theyre really trying to get at MS....they shouldn't be gloating so much though because of the Leopard delay. But I guess they're acknowledging some legitimate problems Vista has.
 

Mgkwho

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Mar 2, 2005
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I still wish they would just focus on their own true strengths...more specific reasons than "it just works" or PC bashing.

-=|Mgkwho
 

aLoC

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The funny thing is "PC" is the star of the ads. They are about his troubles and adventures and Mac just sits there making snide comments. Shrugging excessively does not change the fact that he's not being very nice. That's why the "genius" one was good, because the roles were reversed.
 

EricNau

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Apr 27, 2005
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Looks like Mac got a haircut. ...12" MacBook Pros on Tuesday! :D


Choose a Vista is the best out of the three, followed by Genius, and lastly, Party is Over. I really like the first two, but the third is lacking.

Hopefully Knocking wasn't posted on Apple.com because it will never air on TV - it just makes no sense.
 

lancestraz

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Nov 27, 2005
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These aren't Mac commercials anymore. They are a Vista attack campaign. If you are going to beat the competition, you have to give it a little respect. Even professional athletes get this.
 

flopticalcube

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Looks like Mac got a haircut. ...12" MacBook Pros on Tuesday! :D


Choose a Vista is the best out of the three, followed by Genius, and lastly, Party is Over. I really like the first two, but the third is lacking.

Hopefully Knocking wasn't posted on Apple.com because it will never air on TV - it just makes no sense.
I agree. The third ad makes more sense than Knocking and alludes to the same thing vis-a-vis drivers and such. Knocking blows chunks, IMHO.
 

DeaconGraves

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Apr 25, 2007
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I thought PC hated fun? But here he is playing a game and throwing a party! (granted, neither ended up being much fun)

Can't wait for the spoofs where Mac can't play the Choose a Vista game because the Mac OS version hasn't come out yet. :p
 

psycoswimmer

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Sep 27, 2006
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These were much better than the last batch. I especially liked the Choose a Vista one as well. There needs to be more Mac-praising and less PC-bashing imo.
 

alansky

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Jan 17, 2007
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I don't think so...

..."they shouldn't be gloating so much though because of the Leopard delay."

A delay of a few months is not even slightly comparable to a delay of five years! If Apple wants to gloat, I say "Let them gloat!" :cool:
 

bigmc6000

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May 23, 2006
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This isn't sports

These aren't Mac commercials anymore. They are a Vista attack campaign. If you are going to beat the competition, you have to give it a little respect. Even professional athletes get this.
Granted, while it would be nice to take the "high road" that's not how advertising works in America. Just look at the massive success AllTel has had bashing T-Mobile, Cingular, Verizon, AND Sprint. I do believe they beat their Wall Street estimate quite handily. There's also another company around where I live called Metro PCS and they do the same thing. And yes, they make tons of money by doing it. That's just how American advertising works - if you're a really tiny guy you attack the big guy. Doesn't mean it's "morally" right, that's just how it is.

Also, I'd doubt Apple would continue to make these commercials if they weren't doing their job.
 

DMann

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June 11

I thought PC hated fun? But here he is playing a game and throwing a party! (granted, neither ended up being much fun)

Can't wait for the spoofs where Mac can't play the Choose a Vista game because the Mac OS version hasn't come out yet. :p
Wouldn't be valid after June 11 though - After Apple releases the Leopard beta on 6/11, we'll all have a copy of an OS which is far more stable than any Windows/Vista GM release :p
 
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