LG Takes Takes The Time To Try And One Up Samsung’s Times Square Marketing

2013-03-14 14.04.46

LG isn’t wasting any time getting the jump on Samsung with this billboard in Times Square. Classy or tacky marketing? I’ll let you be the judge but as I just hunted this down in Times Square after seeing it pop up online earlier this morning, it definitely had people stopping and talking. That likely serves Samsung better than LG since at least some of the people I overheard talking seemed well aware that Samsung has a big unveiling today. To be clear, I’m not saying they just read the signs and saw todays date, but genuinely aware that Samsung is set to launch something big. All that money Samsung is spending on marketing just continues to do wonders for word of mouth.

Begun this Times Square marketing war has.

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  • Paul

    I do love good competition.

  • atari37

    Good for them. Samsung trolled Apple all of last year in their commercials and ended up becoming a household name (Galaxy SIII). It’s only fair.

  • http://twitter.com/thehoyaboy Stefan Daniel Déçu

    Hahaha!!!

  • http://www.uragon.com/ Bogart

    I just love it.

  • mingkee

    Get out of there.
    Why the other three got Optimus G and T-Mobile only has N4?????

    • g2a5b0e

      AT&T & Sprint got the Optimus G. Verizon didn’t.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1586820069 steadymobb

    How does LG expect to compete with the Galaxy If the Optimus isn’t even on every carrier? just too bad the Optimus G Pro isn’t here for us “now.”

    • PiCASSiMO

      Exactly what I was thinking… make LG Optimus available across all carriers, then we can start talking.

  • Guest911

    As someone who has the Optimus, its a great phone. The battery life itself is amazing! I got it internationally but its worth every penny.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mrice.hill Mr. Hill

    First step for LG needs to be getting their flagship available across all 4 carriers.

    Good to see competition for Samsung though. Should lead to better phones.

  • sonny souvannarath

    The specs on the LG Optimus G are appealing, but there’s no doubt in my mind that Samsung is going to drop it like it’s hot, drop it like it’s hot, drop it like it’s hot. I can’t wait to sell the Galaxy S IV.

  • 21stNow

    It seems effective for Times Square, even if it is a bit tacky or corny.

    Maybe LG is taking a page from Samsung’s book with their marketing against Apple (Samsung was far better at it, though). A little over two years ago, some people thought that Samsung should just stick to televisions. Now, Samsung is a major player in the mobile device arena. Who knows what the next two years will bring.

  • galaxydude

    I think LG is going to overtake Samsung this year
    The Optimus Gpro is far superior device

  • Paul

    Like the comment, dislike the spam link.

  • galaxydude

    I am a proud owner of a nexus4 and a optimusG they. Are the best devices in
    2013 Samsung has got some catching up to do

    • superg05

      lol

  • Josue

    LG= fail

  • Jeff Martinez

    The only phone worth mentioning in LG’s lineup is the Nexus 4…and its more associated with Google rather than LG.