Palm Pre ad criticized for being too creepy

Tue, Aug 4, 2009


For the great job the Palm did in copying features of the iPhone for its Palm Pre, it hasn’t been nearly as successful at replicating Apple’s advertising prowess.  Palm recently released a commercial for the Pre that has been criticized for being creepy.  AdAge describes it thusly:

The campaign features actress Tamara Hope speaking directly to the camera in near-robotic tones and sharing strange observations about traffic lights, jugglers and reincarnation.

Check it out below:

Now we wouldn’t really call this ad creepy, but we do think that it’s kind of stupid and pointless, and does nothing to sell us on the Pre.

For more on Palm’s advertising campaign for the Pre, head on over to AdAge for the full scoop.



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