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Nokia Aeon concept phone hits the big screen with a lead role

April 9th, 2009

We know Nokia loves showing off its wares in movies and music videos but it looks like the Finnish handset slinger may have taken its obsession with film to the next level. Forget brief cameos like The Dark Knight and others — Nokia’s concept handset, the Nokia Aeon, apparently takes center stage as the star …

TiVo increasing on-screen ads, cable companies rejoice

December 9th, 2008

Sometimes you just have to sit back and wonder what TiVo is thinking. Apparently the biz dev team there doesn’t think the unending onslaught of television commercials is enough to drive the average television watcher completely insane, so it seems to be doing everything it can to place ads over every last square inch of …

iPhone 3G ad banned in the UK by Advertising Standards Authority

November 26th, 2008

Across the pond in the UK, they do in fact have something very foreign to us here in America called advertising standards. Apparently, in some cases at least, companies are actually held accountable for claims made in their advertisements. Crazy, we know. The body responsible for ensuring that advertising is up to par with UK …

Nokia allocates $150 million for Nseries advertising

November 14th, 2008

Sure, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll see Seinfeld score another easy $10 million like he did from Microsoft but it would definitely be an interesting ad run. Nokia is a big company with a big budget and even bigger problems. In 2008, the Finnish giant watched in horror as its smartphone market share dropped by …

YouTube to sell games and music in an effort to boost revenue

October 8th, 2008

As if Google-owned YouTube wasn’t making enough money in ad revenue, they’ve decided to start peddling music and games for a little monetary boost. For now, it’s an experimental project and they’ll be attempting to sell music, videos, TV shows… wait, iTunes, anyone? Actually, it seems YouTube will be partner with iTunes and Amazon so …

“I’m a PC” Commercials Made on a Mac?

September 20th, 2008

File this one under irony. It turns out that metadata within the creative copy images from it’s latest “I’m a PC” campaign has bitten Microsoft in the, umm, butt. A Flickr user has done some digging and discovered much of the creative content from Microsoft’s “I’m a PC” website was created on a Mac using …

Microsoft Releases First Round of “I’m a PC” Commercials

September 19th, 2008

Well there you have it. Microsoft did in fact ditch its Seinfeld / Gates campaign at least temporarily, in favor of a new run directly targeting Apple’s “I’m a Mac” ads. The new series of commercials features an eclectic bunch of people, all claiming to be PC users. The message in theory being that PCs …