Samsung commercial

Samsung has some sort of new smartphone wristwatch. It sort of reminds me of something Judy Jetson would be into. To advertise this little gadget they have a new commercial made of retro-futuristic clips of ’80s and ’90s TV and film characters utilizing similar products. LCD Soundsystem’s “Someone Great” soundtracks the ad. Check it out below.

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  1. Samsung are the biggest try hard in the tech game. Seriously, I love LCD Soundsystem and everything James Murphy touches, but still, Samsung try way too hard with their excessive advertising of the Galaxy (Magna Carta Holy Grail, anyone? Lebron James?).

    Seriously, Samsung, if you have to have this many ads with celebs and cool hip stuff, theres clearly some short-coming of your product you’re trying to over compensate for. It’s not a good look.

    • Also apple literally had the exact same add for the first iPhone (iPhone AD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmiWTKZzBLY), just with people answering phones instead of wristwatches.

    • I don’t know why you’re getting downvoted, because this gets straight to the point of A LOT of ads. We should always ask the question: “Why are you trying so hard to get my attention?”

      The quick answer is to make money. Or maybe the real answer is they have TOO MUCH money and have nothing else to use it on than a gamble to make MORE money. The latter seems more likely, especially for big companies like Samsung, McDonalds, etc.

      Or maybe Samsung thinks a lot of ads will be the ticket to overtaking the iPhone? I think they seriously believe they can overtake it in popularity, and maybe they’re right? But to think the way to do that is to use a song that I KNOW EVERYONE on this site is a HUGE fan of makes me wonder how effective it really is, as oblivion pointed out. I mean, we all love it, so are we all going to buy Samsung phones now? I’m not, but is anybody else?

      I hope James got some mega $$$ for this ad space, because lord knows JAY Z did for his “album”

    • I feel the same with the Nintendo ads which are basically just celebs using the products, a little unenthusiastically even. If the product won’t sell itself, wheel in the celebrities.

  2. Donny Tilla, is that you @:39?

  3. Go, go Power Rangers!

  4. The clips aren’t just from the 80s and 90s… some are from the 60s and 70s as well.

    But anyway, this is a pretty dumb idea.

  5. “Our product is a sci-fi cliché! Look at this! Talk to your wrist!”

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