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  1. #101  
    Why can't this be the first in a series of similar ads, each with a different person at the center of it?

    Either way, I don't think anyone can deny that they at least took a step in the right direction, and even if this ad isn't quite perfect, it's somewhere in the vicinity of where they should be.
  2. #102  
    Here's the deal, a lot of tech savy people will feel this is the wrong direction because it doesn't display the actual phone and os. The only problem is why should the viewer care if they happen to be flashed a phone with someone doing something on the os like managing time and switching applications. It doesn't establish a connection from A to C, you need that B factor to get that hook, that level where the viewer can somehow relate and make that connection.

    This new ad does this everywhere, first by adding a catchy rhythm, an attractive person moving to the beat (sort of like saying "Moving to the beat of life"). Then throwing in some type of technical function, and keeping that interest at the same time. It shows some basic holographic functions like switching to a different program to look for a good place to shop. Everyone loves shopping, which is the hook. The style is chic, modern and its still capturing interest of people who don't really care. In the end, its all about branding. Now that people seen the ad, they're going to ask themselves, "I liked that ad, I wonder what it has to do with Palm?" If they ask themselves that question, they're hooked and will research and go to locations listed at the end of the video.

    The problem is no body cares about a palm pre, or Palm for that matter because they don't really know what IT'S about. You can get a group of people who know some things about phones, and very little about palm, flash them a video of someone doing stuff that reflects what the OS can do. But it wraps right back to square one, nobody will care - and that's the true problem Palm is facing.

    I maybe sounding redundant, or not even making sense, but this is what Palm needs. Something fresh and upbeat.
  3. #103  
    Here's the deal, a lot of tech savy people will feel this is the wrong direction because it doesn't display the actual phone and os. The only problem is why should the viewer care if they happen to be flashed a phone with someone doing something on the os like managing time and switching applications. It doesn't establish a connection from A to C, you need that B factor to get that hook, that level where the viewer can somehow relate and make that connection.

    This new ad does this everywhere, first by adding a catchy rhythm, an attractive person moving to the beat (sort of like saying "Moving to the beat of life"). Then throwing in some type of technical function, and keeping that interest at the same time. It shows some basic holographic functions like switching to a different program to look for a good place to shop. Everyone loves shopping, and its not just shopping but the fact that this woman is using common favorite applcation; google maps, which is the hook. The style is chic, modern and its still capturing interest of people who don't really care. In the end, its all about branding. Now that people seen the ad, they're going to ask themselves, "I liked that ad, I wonder what it has to do with Palm?" If they ask themselves that question, they're hooked and will research and go to locations listed at the end of the video.

    The problem is no body cares about a palm pre, or Palm for that matter because they don't really know what IT'S about. You can get a group of people who know some things about phones, and very little about palm, flash them a video of someone doing stuff that reflects what the OS can do. But it wraps right back to square one, nobody will care - and that's the true problem Palm is facing.

    I maybe sounding redundant, or not even making sense, but this is what Palm needs. Something fresh and upbeat.
  4. #104  
    Quote Originally Posted by hparsons View Post
    Yeah right. That's exactly what he's said. That he worships the ground over at Palm HA, the air that Ruby breathes, etc.

    No wonder he takes you so seriously, you just so ... perceptive...

    Oh, and wise too.

    Yeah, that's it.
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  5. #105  
    this is good.
    a very good Ad IMHO
    far way better than the first one.
    At least they're NOW (not a little bit late???) focusing on the product and what can do.
    welcome palm.
    who was your prevoius ad specialist? mickey mouse?
  6. #106  
    Quote Originally Posted by groovdafied View Post
    Here's the deal, a lot of tech savy people will feel this is the wrong direction because it doesn't display the actual phone and os. The only problem is why should the viewer care if they happen to be flashed a phone with someone doing something on the os like managing time and switching applications. It doesn't establish a connection from A to C, you need that B factor to get that hook, that level where the viewer can somehow relate and make that connection.

    This new ad does this everywhere, first by adding a catchy rhythm, an attractive person moving to the beat (sort of like saying "Moving to the beat of life"). Then throwing in some type of technical function, and keeping that interest at the same time. It shows some basic holographic functions like switching to a different program to look for a good place to shop. Everyone loves shopping, and its not just shopping but the fact that this woman is using common favorite applcation; google maps, which is the hook. The style is chic, modern and its still capturing interest of people who don't really care. In the end, its all about branding. Now that people seen the ad, they're going to ask themselves, "I liked that ad, I wonder what it has to do with Palm?" If they ask themselves that question, they're hooked and will research and go to locations listed at the end of the video.
    Kinda like those uber-successful Palm Pixi commercials, eh? Catchy song, technical function, Google Maps, swiping....all in a chic and modern style that led to......

    ?
  7. #107  
    We can argue all day about Apple style narration version sort of ambiguous styling, but the key Palm spending the money to run this commercial.

    In order for the campaign to be effective this commercial and any new ones have to run during primetime television on several different stations for at 12 weeks non stop.
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  8. #108  
    Quote Originally Posted by mikah912 View Post
    Kinda like those uber-successful Palm Pixi commercials, eh? Catchy song, technical function, Google Maps, swiping....all in a chic and modern style that led to......

    ?
    I kind of see where you're going, but those commercials were not very wide spread and they had a limited run. You have to bash consumers over the head. I see Apple commercials every night and several different stations. For the last several weeks I've seen Verizon Pre Plus commercials every night on several different stations. Palm Pixi commercials not so much. The point is that Palm has to bombard consumers with this new commercial. If they don't the campaign will fizzle.
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  9. #109  
    Quote Originally Posted by playboy View Post
    I kind of see where you're going, but those commercials were not very wide spread and they had a limited run. You have to bash consumers over the head. I see Apple commercials every night and several different stations. For the last several weeks I've seen Verizon Pre Plus commercials every night on several different stations. Palm Pixi commercials not so much. The point is that Palm has to bombard consumers with this new commercial. If they don't the campaign will fizzle.
    No one really knows if Palm has the cash anymore to do that sort of extended run, but I'm so thankful that Verizon does and now shows the phone in closeup with narration clearly explaining the unique features that make both WebOS and the Pre Plus on Verizon appealing without any sort of silly gimmicks.

    At the very least, they'll be able to outspend and correct some of this damage Palm is doing to themselves. Not enough, but it's a start.
  10. #110  
    If you're selling something general like beer, then it makes sense to add a gimmick. Usually a humorous or hip one.

    Thing is, palm isn't selling corn. It doesn't need to be that creative. The OS sells itself.

    Some of the best things about this phone was in car use (but of course I was using a touchstone which really isn't supposed to go in car) with a BT stereo. In the office on a touchstone. And tell me you didn't spend a lot of time just swishing away cards. The UI was fun.

    Those kind of things besides the synergy, notifications, and integrated apps like messenging just aren't coming across to the average mainstream user who (believe it or not) still has no clue the Pre has a multitouch browser.

    Hopefully anyone that is offended in this thread by me can see that i am a fan of this platform (and prior palm OS) and have been since it was announced. I'm not a fan of how Palm is selling it or basically executing it. It's a shame frankly to see them screwing up such a beautiful thing. I'm starting to wonder what fatal flaw Palm would give to a slab form factor..
  11. #111  
    Initially, I thought it was a great commercial. But the more I think about it, the only people who get the commercial for what it truly is are people familiar with the OS. For those fairweathered, or the average user, it's just a bunch of screens/cards moving in front of someone. If I didn't know about WebOS, I wouldn't know that she was sort of multitasking. I would've thought that she's just doing a bunch of different things on her phone, the Iphone can do that too! Pandora, google maps, texting, it's all on more popular phones too. Honestly, you have to dumb it down for most people.

    Honestly it would've been nice if they showed the different cards on the actual phone towards the end and had her swiping through them and then receiving the call.
  12. #112  
    Quote Originally Posted by agny6283 View Post
    Initially, I thought it was a great commercial. But the more I think about it, the only people who get the commercial for what it truly is are people familiar with the OS. For those fairweathered, or the average user, it's just a bunch of screens/cards moving in front of someone. If I didn't know about WebOS, I wouldn't know that she was sort of multitasking. I would've thought that she's just doing a bunch of different things on her phone, the Iphone can do that too! Pandora, google maps, texting, it's all on more popular phones too. Honestly, you have to dumb it down for most people.

    Honestly it would've been nice if they showed the different cards on the actual phone towards the end and had her swiping through them and then receiving the call.
    Well, this is what I and some other said earlier in the thread. Again, I like the general direction of this commercial. But as you have said, you have to dumb it down. To me that means that I have to tell you exactly what I'm doing and why it works.

    As you said, the people whom haven't seen webOS in person will ask themselves what is she doing not knowing that what she is doing is Palm's special brew of multitasking and swipe notifications. The general person will think that she is just playing around in different apps that are available on other phones.

    The commercial is a step in the right direction but Palm need precise execution at this point. Dumb it down and bombard.
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  13. #113  
    woohoo 6 pages for a 30-sec ad! one things for sure they have our attention now

    Hoping there will be more. More showing of what the phone looks like. with the cards and stuff. never mind ripping off apple ads, but show them what the phone can do!
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    #114  
    Quote Originally Posted by cardfan View Post
    Thing is, palm isn't selling corn. It doesn't need to be that creative. The OS sells itself.
    Agree, it just needs an all touch slab form. I bet if they release a new phone in that form, the sales folks inside the Verizon / Sprint / Bestbuy / Radioshack stores will sure promote it. They don't need no ads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbp View Post
    Agree, it just needs an all touch slab form. I bet if they release a new phone in that form, the sales folks inside the Verizon / Sprint / Bestbuy / Radioshack stores will sure promote it. They don't need no ads.
    I know alot of you guys would love a Slab device... which is fine if they decide to add that the family.... I know it will make alot of people here happy...

    But man, IMO half the reason I love the Pre soo much is the design of the Pre...It stands out... its not just a cookie-cutter slab design that EVERYONE has or is coming out with....

    I just want a solid slider, clicker keyboard, and larger (3.5" - 3.7" no more) higher Res screen in the same shape and style... (Bump the dimensions up by a 1/4 inch or so to fit the screen and I'm cool...)
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  16. #116  
    Quote Originally Posted by cardfan View Post
    Herbie, stick to flipping burgers
    Haven't you heard, I'm a professional ground worshipper. No burgers here.

    We just all wish we wuz smart like you.

    Seriously though, what is it with you guys? A person can't like their device without being accused of the nonsense you came up with. I know you don't like it, but that's the truth of the matter.
  17. #117  
    Quote Originally Posted by mrkalel View Post
    I just want a solid slider, clicker keyboard, and larger (3.5" - 3.7" no more) higher Res screen in the same shape and style... (Bump the dimensions up by a 1/4 inch or so to fit the screen and I'm cool...)
    This would make me very happy. And add a compass so people can have their virtual reality/augmentation/whatever apps that they'll never use.
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  18. #118  
    OK, let's stop ragging on Palm marketing until we've done our part. DO you realize there are only 16 total reviews for the Pre Plus on Amazon.com? Holy crap. We are all waxing poetic about viral marketing and social media, and yet the most powerful tool we have - user reviews - isn't being used.

    Everyone on this thread (or on this entire site) should toddle over to amazon.com, cnet.com, and the website for their carrier, and write a review on each site.

    Seriously, what an opportunity we are wasting...
  19. #119  
    Quote Originally Posted by Cantaffordit View Post
    OK, let's stop ragging on Palm marketing until we've done our part. DO you realize there are only 16 total reviews for the Pre Plus on Amazon.com? Holy crap. We are all waxing poetic about viral marketing and social media, and yet the most powerful tool we have - user reviews - isn't being used.

    Everyone on this thread (or on this entire site) should toddle over to amazon.com, cnet.com, and the website for their carrier, and write a review on each site.

    Seriously, what an opportunity we are wasting...
    So true. Done.
    Treo 600 > Treo 650 > HTC Mogul (*****!) > HTC Touch Pro (***** squared!) > PRE! > Epic
  20. #120  
    Quote Originally Posted by cardfan View Post
    If you're selling something general like beer, then it makes sense to add a gimmick. Usually a humorous or hip one.

    Thing is, palm isn't selling corn. It doesn't need to be that creative. The OS sells itself.

    Some of the best things about this phone was in car use (but of course I was using a touchstone which really isn't supposed to go in car) with a BT stereo. In the office on a touchstone. And tell me you didn't spend a lot of time just swishing away cards. The UI was fun.

    Those kind of things besides the synergy, notifications, and integrated apps like messenging just aren't coming across to the average mainstream user who (believe it or not) still has no clue the Pre has a multitouch browser.

    Hopefully anyone that is offended in this thread by me can see that i am a fan of this platform (and prior palm OS) and have been since it was announced. I'm not a fan of how Palm is selling it or basically executing it. It's a shame frankly to see them screwing up such a beautiful thing. I'm starting to wonder what fatal flaw Palm would give to a slab form factor..
    I think I understand what you're saying... Mr AveragePerson isn't going to see this new commercial and suddenly get what we've known all along about webOS and the UI and gestures etc. They'll see the fancy floating holograms but not really equate that with any real-world on-the-screen-in-your-hands actions that we here are all familiar with and love, the stuff that wowed us when we first used a webOS phone.

    This new commercial is better than the old ones, but not necessarily what is needed or what might help most. This might be great for people who are familiar with webOS but haven't bought one yet, but it might not effective for those who are in the smartphone market (or who could be but don't realize it yet) but are unfamiliar with webOS and it's advantages.

    At least, that's my take on what you're saying...
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