New "Upgrade Nightmares" Get a Mac Ad

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by GodBless, May 8, 2007.

  1. GodBless macrumors 65816

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    When I visited CNET's download.com a few minutes ago I was presented with an all new "Get a Mac" video ad in the advertisement bar on the top of the screen. (I have included screenshots from the ad below.)

    The PC starts out in a depressed crouch saying Why--WHY--WHY!!
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    The Mac then says "PC--Why what?" PC then starts complaining about why upgrading to Vista has been so bad for him.
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    The Mac tries to calm down the PC while the PC walks over to the wall (or possibly a banner) at the edge of the ad and hits his head on it.
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    The commercial video ends with an image of an iMac and the phrase "No upgrade nightmares" and another phrase that says "See all the reasons why you'll love a Mac" that links to: http://www.apple.com/getamac/.
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    I've never seen this ad before so I am assuming that it is brand new since I've tried to keep up with all of the "Get a Mac" ads.
     

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  2. amoda macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure if it's new or not but i just wanted to say nice post! :)
     
  3. GodBless thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks--I try to make my posts interesting for the people who read them. I'm glad you liked it. :)
     
  4. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    Why does this remind me of the old Charlie Brown cartoons? :rolleyes:
     
  5. GodBless thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Maybe because I posted the ad like a comic strip? :D
     
  6. 4God macrumors 68020

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    That's a great one! :D I thought I read somewhere that it was posted on YouTube.
     
  7. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    I'm starting to get kind of sick of Justin Long. He's need to talk more about specifics and not always how macs can make movies.
     
  8. pknz macrumors 68020

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    Just getting Dell ads on download.com, can't see it on YouTube either.

    Link anyone?
     
  9. balamw Moderator

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    You must have some funny cookies, I got the ad at the link.

    "These banners are hard". Classic.

    I like the way Apple is tailoring the ad for the medium.

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  10. GodBless thread starter macrumors 65816

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  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    1. You start off with the option to turn ON the sound in this ad.
    2. Breaking the fourth wall

    Wow that was the best banner ad that I've ever seen.
     
  12. jimN macrumors 6502a

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    It's a good ad but it's a shame that they never actually showcase their products at all. I appreciate that with the iPod they never have to because there are so many around that someone you know is bound to have one; maybe it's just difficult to learn to appreciate the joys of using a mac (aside from the eye-pleasing design) without actually using one.
     
  13. jimN macrumors 6502a

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    There's a banner ad on the pcmag site too. I can't do fancy presentation but the gist of it is PC saying hi to all the pc users and telling mac he must feel out of place here, and then mac quotes reviews from pcmag. Not funny but at least it hi-lights the critical acclaim that macs tend to receive.
     

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