New Verizon Ad FAIL: iPhone beautiful / Droid kludge, which side are they on?
You know what makes iPhone ads so great? It’s just 30 seconds of someone actually using the product. (Being rated as the best consumer and business smart phone by J.D. Power and Associates doesn’t hurt either.) Here is an Apple iPhone ad:
In contrast, Verizon wireless insults successful, beautiful people as clueless. Calling iPhone “pretty” in a disparaging way, while advertising its own Droid phone as “pretty.”
Verizon also implies they promote animal cruelty. In addition, the best analogy they can come up for Verizon’s newest phone is a comparison to decades old soviet technology, modified by rogue state dictators to kill civilians and U.S. soldiers.
Like that’s not enough, Verizon wireless also implies that Droid phones are as non-user-friendly as homicidal robots.
Verizon innovation: BEST anti-iPhone ad. Ever.
Great Responses to the Verizon Droid Pretty Ad
Some witty comments from macnn / electronista for your enjoyment:
“So, Verizon’s marketing department is essentially saying that the Droid is as fast and unreliable as 1960’s-era Communist-designed, short-range missile with 1400 pounds of weight attached to it. That’s an insult to horses. Horse owners everywhere must be so pleased and rushing right out to Verizon stores right now.” – Dudeit
“I think the duct tape, horse and SCUD missile image is probably right on. In other words, the thing’s an outmoded, outdated, taped-together kludge. They even emphasize the tape!” – eddd
“I have always loved duct tape and missiles, but I would rather carry a beauty pageant queen with me at all times, hold her in my hand whisper in her ear and caress her gently.” – ggirton
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