Tag Archives: Advertising

T-Mobile’s Increased Ad Spending, Addition Of iPhone Hasn’t Led To Increased Market Share…Yet

While Kantar Worldpanel announced yesterday that the addition of the iPhone 5 to T-Mobile’s network has bumped up Apple’s total market share, the same can’t be said for T-Mobile directly. According to their findings, T-Mobile’s share of the wireless space was 10.1 percent in the last three months against 13.5 percent over the same period last year. … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Mother’s Day Advertising Features Existing “$0 Down” iPhone 5 Trade-In Offer

T-Mobile’s advertising for Mother’s Day weekend will focus heavily on the iPhone 5 and the trade-in promotion that has been ongoing since April 12th. That advertising itself will see three national newspaper insertions as well as papers in the top 20 markets. The offer allows both new and existing qualified customers to trade-in an iPhone 4 or 4S and receive a trade-in amount that helps wipe out the down payment on the iPhone 5. … [read full article]

Microsoft Pokes Fun At “iSheep” And “One Trick Pony” Samsung Galaxy Owners

Sure the ad is for the Lumia 920 and it’s AT&T branded in the commercial, but this is a Microsoft ad and one of the best marketing spots I’ve seen in some time. Between the “iSheep” insults, the “one trick pony” Samsung Galaxy Note insults and the guy with the Apple logo tattooed on his chest, Microsoft hits a home run with this ad. I had to watch this twice just to catch-all the fanboy insults the … [read full article]

HTC Drops “Quietly Brilliant” For James Van Der Beek And A Bachelor Parody

Look, I generally love Funny or Die parody videos and I have high hopes for the HTC One, but this video doesn’t do justice to either. This James Van Der Beek “The Bachelor” inspired parody gets in some highlights of the Zoe camera feature and long battery life, but for the most part this is the exact opposite of the direction we hoped for HTC. The bottom line? This was a video with great potential for a smartphone … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s First iPhone 5 Marketing Spot Is Live As Stores Gear Up For Friday Morning

Well, what can I say about this other than to hit on the notion that T-Mobile’s marketing team is truly getting aggressive. This is perhaps one of the most aggressive ads I’ve seen T-Mobile run in recent memory and while it may be about the iPhone in particular, it’s sending a message regardless of the device. I’ll admit to being skeptical that T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s iPhone Marketing Campaign Blitz Kicks Off Thursday As Store Reps Finalize Training

As T-Mobile employees wind down their training for the iPhone 5 launch hour nears, we’re ready to see T-Mobile unveil it’s reportedly “massive” iPhone advertising campaign. Expect to see the words “screaming fast” play a major part as the ads begin Thursday night. We’re even going way, way out on a limb as there’s a rumor swirling around … [read full article]

When It Comes To Marketing Dollars, Samsung And Apple Dominate…We Feign Surprise

While there’s no question the actual numbers here are interesting on their own, it’s no surprise whatsoever that Samsung and Apple run away from the pack when it comes to marketing dollars. In fact, the most interesting takeaway here is just how much more Samsung and Apple spend against their three largest competitions in HTC, BlackBerry and Nokia. For its part, Samsung leapfrogged Apple in 2012 with spending from $78 million in 2011 to … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Czech Republic Branch Discovers How To Properly Market Waterproof Smartphones (NSFW)

Generally speaking, I don’t usually look at T-Mobile news outside the US, but this marketing campaign used by T-Mobile in the Czech Republic is just awesome. It’s definitely NSFW by American standards and this kind of promotion would never, ever be tolerated by parents, mall security and the politically correct police we have stateside. Unfortunately, we don’t know when or if the Xperia Z will ever land on T-Mobile US and given the … [read full article]