ad Stories February 26, 2016

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Remember that great Monotune ad from a couple weeks ago? It was a great little jab at Apple, criticizing the monotony of its devices and praising the beauty that comes with Android phones being different. Now, Google has released an album on Google Play that keeps the joke rolling…

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ad Stories February 16, 2016

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Samsung just had a llama unbox, and then paint, the upcoming Galaxy S7 [Video]

In what may be one of the oddest (and funniest) marketing videos that Samsung has ever made, a llama is seen going into a room by itself, “unboxing” the upcoming Galaxy S7, and then painting a picture of what it saw. That’s all I need to say about this, right?..

ad Stories February 15, 2016

GOOG: 682.40

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Google’s latest Android ad is just as beautiful as it is simple [Video]

Google has today uploaded its latest “Be together. Not the same.” ad to YouTube, and it’s a profound statement of how the company views its mobile platform, as well as how it views competitors. In the ad, dubbed “Monotune,” an unnamed pianist plays a tune in two versions: one using all the piano’s normal variety of keys, and the other on a special piano Google rigged to play the same note on all its keys…

ad Stories August 15, 2015

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Samsung’s first Galaxy Note 5 commercial airs: It’s all about that S-Pen

Samsung pushed its first Galaxy Note 5 TV commercial to YouTube today, and no surprise, it’s all about what you can do with that S-Pen. Set to a fast-paced percussion soundtrack, with speedy cuts in the edit, it has been designed to make you excited at all you can do with the stylus as well as convey a sense of productivity and speed.

ad Stories August 3, 2015

GOOG: 631.21

5.60

Well this is overly aggressive but not terribly surprising: Owners of HTC One smartphones have taken to Reddit to report that they’re seeing an ad for Marvel’s upcoming Fantastic Four film on their phone in the form of a push notification. Here’s the first image of it that was shared:

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

ad Stories July 3, 2015

HTC is really struggling to sell its One M9 flagship, and personally, I don’t think that today’s new ads are going to help it very much. The company has released three new spots to show off some features of the One M9—selfies, sound, and speed—through “blind test” videos, comparing the handset to the iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6. Of course, the M9 wins in all three tests… expand full story

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