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All posts tagged "get a mac"


Friday, May 21, 2010

Get a Mac Changed to Why You'll Love a Mac

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.macrumors.com/2010/05/21...-a-mac-feature/

"Last month, actor Justin Long revealed that Apple's long-running "Get a Mac" ad campaign, in which he appeared as the "Mac" character, appeared to have been discontinued. The last set of "Get a Mac" commercials had been released in October 2009."

Every ad campaign comes to the end of it's life at some point, but I sure liked this one. Wish they would have left them up on the Apple site, but now you are directed to the "Why You'll Love a Mac" page shown above. It's well done of course, with nice, but very simple, rollover effects. I sure miss the ads though.


Friday, April 9, 2010

Top Ten "Get a Mac" Ads

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 10:28 AM

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Mash...~3/TqhOw-bK96k/

"Love them or hate them, Apple's iconic "Get a Mac" ads have made a huge impact on pop culture. Today, we've learned that the campaign is slated for the deadpool."

That really is too bad they are ending this 4 year campaign but it was inevitable I suppose. Here is my favorite one, not so much for what they say but for who is in it. Doesn't seem right to call her Mrs. Brady does it?


Friday, January 22, 2010

Get Your "Get A Mac" Ads Fix All in One Place

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Articles & Resources" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/145...l?lsrc=rss_news

"I'm an unapologetic Apple fanboy, so of course, I'm a fan of the company's long-running "Get a Mac" ad campaign. In fact, I'm so taken with the spots, I've been collecting the commercials since the campaign began four years ago with the intent of one day publishing them altogether once the "Get a Mac" series reached its conclusion."

Ah but AdWeek beat him to it, displaying every single "Get A Mac" ad made since they debuted in May of 2006 on their blog. Yep, all 66 of them. They have them neatly displayed by year, and even left room for expansion so who knows how many more we have coming our way. 


Monday, October 26, 2009

New Get a Mac Ads

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.macnn.com/articles/09/10...s.shortcomings/

"Apple has released several new "Get a Mac" ads, each specifically targeting Windows 7."

First in a series of three new Mac ads, this one called "PC News." The others are "Teeter Tottering" and "Broken Promises," which are here after the jump for your viewing pleasure.

Read more...


Friday, September 11, 2009

Get a Mac Ad: Innovation

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 12:00 PM


Monday, September 7, 2009

Apple Ad: Surprise

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 07:00 AM


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Apple Ad: Trainer

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 08:00 AM


Monday, December 29, 2008

UK Advertising Regulators OK With Get a Mac Ads

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Talk" @ 12:00 PM

http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2008/...-regulator.html

"Britain's strict ad-standards regulators offered a Christmas gift to Apple yesterday: it ruled that ads claiming Windows is less stable than OSX--and more vulnerable to infection-- were truthful. Despite a history of correcting Apple's hyperbolic marketing, it did not uphold a round of complaints filed against the "I'm a Mac" campaign. 'We considered that people would understand [the ad] to mean viruses that infected Windows based PCs would not infect Macs and that Macs were less likely to be infected by viruses than those PCs; not that Macs would never be infected by viruses and did not require virus protection. ... We concluded therefore that the ad was not irresponsible or likely to mislead.'"

Most people using their God-given common sense understand the distinction, and thankfully so do the regulators in the UK. The key in their ruling is that the ads do not give the impression that viruses never would infect a Mac. Most Mac users know that it's only a matter of time before we have to deal with viruses just like our Windows brethren, but that time isn't now and may not be for a long time. It could also be tomorrow. It just isn't today.

I think it's time we stopped arguing the truth of ads, lest I haul out the utter stupidity of the "Mojave Experiment" where users were advised to watch an expert use Vista instead of using it themselves and then show how they formulated the conclusion that it was "easy to use." I mean, if you want to go deceptive, isn't it a bit deceptive to have someone say something is easy to use when they never laid their hands on it?

Just sayin'.

For more insight, hit up the link above. The ad standards folks had a thing or two to say about those ads and their voracity.


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