I love such lack of supervision. Gimme a break. It ran only once? I bet. They buy ads in blocks dude. Often done via outsourcing. Anyhow, that was a good one. What was that anyhow, I want to say a iBook - but the screen looked a little thin for that. Likely is though...
I also remember a gateway TV ad that had the guy with all the photos of himself with famous people. When he closes the laptop he is making his images on, i could clearly see an apple logo on it, it was a G3 PB!
I remember seeing the Gateway ad of their iMac "knock off" jumping over an iMac and thinking "I don't think the screen is able to do those sorts of movements." I had a grand time practicing with the various screen levels I might utilize, along with various resolution settings, on a friends new iMac. My wife said that she would want to get a 15" screen and mini-AlPB if we won the lottery....along with another two doxies!!!! When Hussein gets a free tour of Disneyland will this happen!!!!!!!!! (not the Macs, but two more doxies!!!!!! They are great dogs, but when doxies outnumber humans in a house, one needs to sleep lightly all the time.)
I have seen this before
Pretty stupid on all parts.
You think someone would be more responsible at the Ad firm or Gateway.
I bet gateway wouldnt even notice if it wasnt brought to their attention, because once youve seen one PC youve seen em all.
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MacDaddy: I also remember a gateway TV ad that had the guy with all the photos of himself with famous people. When he closes the laptop he is making his images on, i could clearly see an apple logo on it, it was a G3 PB! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I saw that too. Pointed it out to my girlfriend. She didn't care. Glad someone does.
So much for product placement. Gateway/Dell like the look of Macs, so to sell their own computers, they utilize the good looking product of their competitor. Smart.
I have seen Vice Principal Gruber on "Boston Public" utilize a Mac laptop, with the Apple logo clearly visable, and not just for a fleeting moment. I would be interested if Apple actually pays for this indirect promo of their laptops?
Not sure this ranks as a dumb advertising mistake...more like a clever coup on Apple's part. Last week, the msn.ca main page featured an ad that read "the PC you really want" featuring an iMac and a link to you-know-who.
Just checked out the MSN piece about "the PC you always wanted" with the little jpeg of the new iMac. Maybe there is a secret movement afoot, with intentional placements of Mac computers as a subliminal way of getting people to switch.
Yes, master.........I shall send my Dells to Macspectrum............buy a Mac......must have a Mac...............make mine a Mac.....
I recall a few months back an ad for Windows XP...unfortunately it was running on a Mac, an old 7600 no less! That one got pulled pretty fast.
The source of these errors is clear: graphic designers make ads. Most graphic designers use Macs.
What about the prevalence of Macs in movies and on television (e.g., Carrie Bradshaw on Sex in the City)? I explain it this way...cinema and television describe worlds where all the people are beautiful and everything works out in the end, i.e., a fantasy. What could be more delightful than a world where everyone uses a Macintosh?
Heironymus, that is a logical speculation re the graphic designers who create these ads on a Mac utilizing the means of their creation in the ad itself. Do you think that if Apple had a stranglehold on the computer market the way Wintel-based computers have, they would be as innovative as they are currently (and in the past)?