today's AMAZING TV AD : honda's "cog" 2 minute tv spot

for more on this, go to this post :; april 14 post.
the inspiration is mount pinatubo when some years ago, all of a sudden, after decades of being dormant, it decided to erupt, spewing debris and ash several kilometers high, blowing ashes to float everywhere, far and wide, turning the skies gloomy gray as far away as metro manila, hundreds of kilometers away, covering metro manila streets and rooftops with thick ash. the pinatubo eruption was so powerful that its ashes changed the color of sunsets not only in the philippines but also worldwide.

that's what happens when clients and advertising agencies decide to run ads not worthy to be called advertising. its dark, its huge and very irritating and unfortunately, everywhere!

all they are doing is wawam! what a waste of advertising money!

here is a first row view of Philippine Advertising and Philippine Marketing.

mount pinatubo erupts shooting ashes several kilometers high, then floating to blanket many other towns hundreds of kilometers away

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

other things to consider before buying globe's iphone

there are other considerations that consumers will need to look into when they buy globe's iphone. aside from it being overpriced, meaning globe is taking an almost obscene profit on handset sales, look into these things:

battery life seem to be a killer for the iphone. reviews have mentioned it's extremely short. to make it work well for you the whole day, you will need a charger in your office and in your car.

an internet connection and a computer is a must. the iphone is very popular for it's regular need to update it's software from the apple website.

you cannot replace the battery yourself, you have to bring your iphone to the apple service center for that. in the philippines, iphone batteries from apple itself are very expensive, something like P3,000 per battery.

waiting time for apple to repair anything is quite long, anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks. that includes replacing batteries.

getting the iphone serviced in the philippines will be very difficult. this is very much unlike the nokias that most people are familiar with. having a nokia serviced with almost every mall having a service center is still a real pain, what more for apple where it's service centers are too few?

read here an iphone owner's story:


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