Together Not The Same Ad Campaign

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Tiger8, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. Tiger8 macrumors 68020

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    I rarely fall for ads and I am 100% iPhone user for the past 5+ years... But I have to say Google's most recent Android Ads are very nice.

    'Together not the same' is obviously picking on iOS (iOs being the same), and we all know Android has issues but again, the commercials themselves are nice :)
     
  2. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    In for movie and popcorn on this one. Second showing for me, but it's a good one. [​IMG]

    This spot may be for sale soon. :D

    I agree though. Good campaign and one that's just calling it like it is. iOS devices are pretty much all the same from a hardware standpoint and iOS is pretty limiting in terms of customizations. Nothing wrong with that and in fact some people enjoy the uniformity and sameness. Others don't.
     
  3. I7guy macrumors G5

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    In for the popcorn. Some people like to wear the same undergarments as their neighbors, others don't. There's nothing wrong with that.

    Some people like stuff that just works, others don't. They need to spend days to make it work.
     
  4. jamezr macrumors G4

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    Look at the history of mankind.....those that truly made a difference did not follow the herd. Instead they were not the same as all the rest. They found a better solution. They were not happy with being the same.
     
  5. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Your right on...Steve jobs was one of them. Producing a device the masses can use easily and yet be different then your neighbor. The definition of following the herd is not about driving the same car as your neighbor.
     
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I really don't care for them. They're too loud and typical America. Sorta remind me of typical soft drink and alcohol ads.

    Your cellphone doesn't and shouldn't define you. It's just a tool that is used for multiple things in our everyday lives. Put it in your pocket and forget what other people think.
     
  7. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Intelligent people understand that point very well. A cell phone is a tool, like a screwdriver.
     
  8. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    yes/no. his concept is great, just like open floor plan homes with brick fronts and street lights throughout the but what he did is equivalent to implementing an HOA that tells you the color your house can be, what fence you can/can't install and if you can have a basketball hoop out for the kids or a shed in your back yard, etc.

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    It's not about a phone defining you, although ironically if you ask my 11yr old, him and his friends want the iPhone because to them it's cool. They can't tell you why they all want the new iP6 other than it's new and again, cool.

    It's about having choices in lifestyle and uses. Sony touts splash proof, others like removable media, larger screen, brand names, different camera's, different price points, etc. Also in terms of core apps and what can and can't be installed from a functionality standpoint.

    I consider myself a power user of my phone more so than many at my office even other Android users. Not because it's a Note Series, but because of what I use it for and how it does things for me that their phones don't either because of limitations by their phone, OS or even their lack of installing a specific application.

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    Some have more bits, a built in light, are magnetic and include a screw top to store bits, while ratcheting a the same time, some don't. I wonder if Sears should market an Android Line of Screwdrivers.....thread derailment in place.
     
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    The thread is already derailed with psychoanalysis based on the type of phone you own. I wonder what Freud would say about that?

    As far as Steve Jobs, my analogy is more like providing the blueprint for exquisite custom mansions that can be customized(apps). You can choose the same app as your neighbor or from a million different apps. Android is more suited to your HOA analogy.

    Id rather be part of herd, it seems the rich and famous prefer iphones.
     
  10. jamezr macrumors G4

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    Prime example of why most people think apple fans are snobs and view themselves as elitist.....
    They portray the phone and status of the device onto themselves and somehow it give them importance.....
     
  11. I7guy macrumors G5

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    No sir, I don't get to decide who buys an iPhone. With hundreds of millions of IOS users, maybe the rich and famous want an iPhone because it's easy to use. For sure the rich and famous don't follow a herd mentality and maybe petty jealously toward success is driving what you believe are elitist comments.

    In addition, I don't know who MOST people are. I guess if you are not happy with your life the world is elitist. Oh well.
     
  12. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    most common reason I hear when I ask a typical coworker or client or friend why they chose the iPhone is because their significant other or a close friend uses one. like many they love it and feel it does all they need and they are probably right.

    then they reciprocate by asking why I chose what I did. I follow up by asking them if they are familiar with Android based phones or the Note, etc.... and most say no. Such well informed consumer decisions.....:rolleyes: Not surprising really.
     
  13. jamezr macrumors G4

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    No...... pretty sure it was what you wrote... the prevailing theme of your posts.....

     
  14. gotluck macrumors 603

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    I like the campaign, lighthearted

    Don't understand why one would say they are loud? That dubstep macbook air commercial is loud :p

    Nice to see android generic advertising, rather than the usual oem commercials
     
  15. jamezr macrumors G4

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    Its funny....I work in IT security. At my work I am one of the few people that have Macs at home. I have to defend against the stereotypical Apple fanboisms seen in this thread. They think that all apple fans are that way.
     
  16. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I'm fairly sure you just make things up when you don't really have a good answer.
     
  17. gotluck macrumors 603

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    IT as well, I own no macs, but I know sane guys like you exist (however rare they may be :p )
     
  18. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Wow you must work with a bunch of rabid close minded people. Not good.
     
  19. gotluck macrumors 603

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    You must not work in the field if you dont think most hold that viewpoint ;)
     
  20. jamezr macrumors G4

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    LOL.....thanks. I honestly do see both sides and prefer to use both platforms.

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    Exactly.....the consumer side of things is only a small portion......We have VPs that want to use Macs as their primary machines. MBA or MBP.....nice machines. But hard to manage and integrate in the enterprise. Apple seems to make it this way on purpose. They don't play nice with directory services in an existing environment.
     
  21. gotluck macrumors 603

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    Oh yes they are wonderful machines, but we couldn't use them here even if we all wanted to.
     
  22. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Only from the way it was posted. No I don't think most hold that opinion. I have a high level it job and honestly don't belive a lot of what I read. If I heard anybody say some of the things that I hear on this forum....
     
  23. jamezr macrumors G4

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    We do have a couple of guys that have an Apple tattoo on their foreheads....they wear it proudly! :)
    But they work in project management...again the consumer side of things....
     
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    As opposed to the portrayal of Android as somehow "open" and "techie", making each individual somehow unique, when the majority of Android users won't change a thing from the default setup, thereby becoming exactly the same.
    Sure, you'll get the 5%-10% actual techies and adjacent to techies that will change it based on their friends recommendations, but again, that's a small subset of the entire Android system.
    For me, my iPhone is a tool I use to get work done. My old Android phone seemed more like a tool I had to work with in order to get ready for the job I wanted to do. I know which way I want to work.
     
  25. jamezr macrumors G4

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    Sources? Why so defensive? This was aimed at 17guy and his comments. Does that describe you too?

    Glad you are happy with your iPhone......its a great phone.
     

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