Apple’s Commercials – What Are They Saying?

Apple has a new Ad called “Mayday.” It’s actually quite a cute commercial. There are several commercials like this one in their recent campaign.

So what does this new campaign actually sell?

It sells Apple Geniuses as the friendly solution providers to all technological quandaries, and Apple hardware and software products as the de facto standard.

These ads don’t talk about how much better they are than PC’s, in fact, they ignore PC’s and just focus on what they offer. But they also make you feel as if everyone uses Apple products now because they have become – ubiquitous.

… but therein lies a problem [Read more…]

Marketing – the Art of Bragging and Educating

The other day I was watching CNBC and I saw a commercial by a company named Payden & Rygel – an investment firm in Los Angeles, California.

When you think about the demographic they are trying to reach, the commercial is excellent! I’ve only seen it once. I looked around to try and show you the commercial so I could show how well they use emotion and knowledge of their target market to sell themselves. [Read more…]

Ruby Tuesday’s Marketing says: We don’t have chefs cooking our food

Ruby Tuesday Chef Inspired Commercial Review

Ruby Tuesday has a new commercial out called “Chef Inspired.”

Watch the Ruby Tuesday “Chef Inspired” Commercial here

Wait, what?

Did you hear her say “chef Inspired?”

Chef Inspired? Who’s in the kitchen cooking the entrees? [Read more…]

Doing it Wrong – KFC’s New Tag Line

KFC logo and tagline "Today Tastes So Good"

I don’t know how new KFC’s current tag line is, but I just saw it yesterday.

“Today Tastes So Good”

Anyone understand this? Anyone else think this could have been a lot better? It’s just nonsensical! Is today edible? I wonder what today tastes like?

I can come up with 5 better (not great, but better) tag lines in 10 minutes! Go! [Read more…]

Some Things Are Not Allowed! The Olympics are Important!

The Olympic flame from NBC coverage of the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony

The Olympic flame from NBC coverage of the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony

While watching the NBC coverage of the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony tonight, I became really aware that the commentators were annoying me. I missed the first half hour, so I Google’d the names of the hosts. It’s Matt Lauer and Merideth Viera!

I became more and more conscious of their snide comments about the proceedings. They both seemed Blasé about the whole thing.

Meanwhile, both Shelly and I were choked up a bit. This type of thing doesn’t happen very often. The whole world is watching. It’s quite fantastic!

Not only that, but a lot of people put their hearts into it. Meanwhile, Matt and Meredith’s attitude was: PFFT!

The worst part – they opened their mouths and that attitude came out. [Read more…]