Instead of focusing on a single product, Samsung used funnymen Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd basically to say "Samsung" a lot while pretending to fight over who will get to be in the commercial.
They both brandish Galaxy Note smartphones, while LeBron James makes an appearance via the screen of a Galaxy Tab. But the main point here seems to be to continue establishing the brand as a fun alternative to Apple (which, notably, didn't buy Super Bowl TV time).
And to let the world know Rogen would wear a diaper for Samsung.
Fresh off unveiling its BlackBerry 10 operating system and two new phones, the company tried to keep its badly needed momentum going with a 30-second spot in which a guy uses the new BlackBerry Z10 to set himself on fire, grow elephant legs and magically turn an out-of-control big rig into an exploding pile of rubber duckies.
Uh ... yeah.
The point? In 30 seconds, it's easier to show you what the phone can't do than all the things it can.
We get it. And the important thing is to get people talking. But when Gizmodo asks if it's "the dumbest tech ad you've ever seen," maybe it wasn't exactly the 108-yard touchdown run of advertising.
Once the darling of the Android world with its Droid phones, Motorola has faded as Samsung's Galaxy S III has become arguably the chief rival to the iPhone. So, how to get back in the spotlight again?
Apparently by putting Megan Fox in a bubble bath.
She wonders what would happen if she posts a nudie shot using a Motorola Blur.
Cue montage: Among scenes of a power line exploding and construction workers looking distracted, there's a stereotypically sassy gay couple slapping each other and some implied ... well, masturbation.
Are we sure this wasn't another Go Daddy ad?
We're not sure how far this will springboard Motorola, now owned by Google. But people will talk. And ... you know ... other things, apparently.
More creepy talking baby. Please -- make it stop.