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Apple Running Web-Only Get A Mac Ad

Apple’s is running a pretty smart website ad, one that puts a banner atop the page and a video in the sidebar. It’s another in the series of “Get A Mac” ads (you know, “I’m a Mac” “and I’m a PC”), with the video interacting with the ad at the top, and it’s kind of funny. Here’s a video of the whole page in action:

While I kind of like the ad (even if it contains the same smugness and inaccuracy of the entire ad campaign), it isn’t working out so well for Engadget. The ad has been causing audio problems, browser crashes, and wasting system resources, which appears to have caused them to take down the ad today. Microsoft should run an ad about how Apple sits around claiming everything they make is perfect and flawless, but tends to come riddled with stupid little problems.

*COUGH*iPhoneheadphonejack/safarifontrendering/timemachinedriverequirements/scratchedipodnanos/ipodsdeletingeverythingwhenpluggingintoanewscomputer/iphoneinternationalroaming/ipodtouchmissingfeatures/iphonefirmwareupdatesbrickingdevices*COUGH*

Sorry, just clearing my throat. What was I saying? Oh, yeah, saying everything your company does is perfect is just stupid, since no one can create perfection. Microsoft screws up, Apple screws up, but only one of them claims to be just perfect. It’s becoming a bad joke at this point.

November 21st, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Advertising, Apple | 3 comments



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3 Comments »

  1. Who ever said marketing was about the truth?

    Comment by Jamie Thomson | November 21, 2007

  2. I thought Apple stopped with the “Get a Mac” ads awhile ago. They’re iPod and iPhone ads were pretty nice and simple, even though I would never get one.

    And I thought Apple would learn from its mistakes and stop with the “Get a Mac” ads. But nope. They’re doing it again.

    When will they stop.

    Comment by Michael | November 22, 2007

  3. Microsoft claims they’re innovative. So everyone bends the truth, don’t they.

    Comment by HG | November 23, 2007

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