Apple kills the "Get a Mac" ad campaign

By on May 21, 2010 at 2:23 PM.

Apple kills the "Get a Mac" ad campaign

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The deed is done…Apple has finally killed off the “Get a Mac” ad campaign. Nowhere to be found on its website, all of the roads that once led to the ads featuring Justin Long and John Hodgman redirect visitors to a page entitled “Why You’ll Love a Mac.” Curiously enough, the “Why You’ll Love a Mac” pages feature basically the same talking points that the TV spots went over ad nauseum. What Apple has planned next is unclear, but let’s hope it actually shows the product in use and doesn’t just go over tired old clichés that only appeal to smug Apple fanboys that suffer from confirmation bias.

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End of an era: "Get a Mac" ads rumored to be finished

By on April 8, 2010 at 8:47 AM.

End of an era: "Get a Mac" ads rumored to be finished

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Apple’s “Get a Mac” TV spots featuring Justin Long and John Hodgman may soon be a thing of the past if the suspicions of its two stars are correct. During an interview with AV Club, Long was asked about the future of the now iconic commercials that have been on the air since 2006. His response? “You know, I think they might be done. In fact, I heard from John, I think they’re going to move on. I can’t say definitively, which is sad, because not only am I going to miss doing them, but also working with John.” It’s a bit of a shame considering how hilarious they once were, but on the other hand Apple is in serious need of a fresh approach to all of its ads. We mean, if Palm can do it

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