You Don’t Fight Apple With Funny

I’m somewhat baffled by this spot for Samsung’s Galaxy Mobile tablet.

I’m baffled because this spot fails to tell me why Samsung’s tablet is better than Apple’s iPad. It looks smaller and I’m pretty sure it’s less expensive, which are two big advantages. Advertising has to find creative way to play to a brand’s and product’s strengths. Instead, we’re lost in South America with a bunch of clowns.

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.


  1. don’t want to sound like a troll, but i’m pretty sure they did show a few benefits. 1)speed typing 2)camera 3)video conferencing, not to mention that they showed the galaxy was capable of doing everything an ipad can.