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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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Top 10 Reasons Why I Am Not Buying Globe's Iphone

10. i keep reading nasty problems with the iphone - battery life sucks, it shuts down on it's own, connectivity problems, turns into a brick, unstable software, etc. the iphone 3G is just on it's 1st year, apple products are always at their best on year 3 or year 4.

9. i already have a cellphone and it's doing great.

8. i have a nasty feeling globe will repent and will be forced to eventually reduce their prices. so why buy now?

7. globe's landline and internet services suck big time! many of their internet subscribers want to burn down globe. if they have not improved on this over the years, how much more worse will it become with a new product like the iphone that is very much into the internet?

6. i am not a techie. the iphone is a lot like a twin to the internet and very much into frequent upgrades and synchronization on the net. if something goes wrong, i don't think i can fix it. what if my computer crashes? i lose all the data and all the goodies. it will be a pain to transfer to another computer.

5. what if something goes wrong with the iphone? or i need to replace the battery? i won't have a cell phone for 2, 4 to 6 weeks!? argh!

4. what, deal with globe's customer service? that scares the hell out of me. how much do they know about the itunes and the internet? it's hard enough being able to contact them now, what more with additional iphone users?

3. battery life is one big issue. with all the other goodies in the iphone, i don't think i can stop myself from using it more on things other than as a cellphone like text or voice calls. and those other things WILL discharge the battery. i need a cellphone to send/receive text and voice calls and i want that available to me 24/7. using the other goodies in the iphone puts me at risk of discharging the battery and losing it's primary function of being a cellphone for text and voice calls.

2. i feel very cheated in having to pay the over-pricing of the iphone by globe. can't stand the thought i'm allowing globe to screw me. imagine, i would have the feeling of being screwed for 2 years, the lock up period.

and the number 1 reason why i am not going to buy globe's iphone is:

1. i already own an ipod touch and it's great! i am able to enjoy all the goodies of the iphone without having to deal with any of the current and future bad things about the iphone and most specially globe, read - # 2 to # 10, above. most of the coolest stuff on the iphone are on the ipod touch.

read WAWAM! posts on globe's iphone launch :

read WAWAM! posts on the iphone here :

1 comment:

  1. makes a lot of sense. what is the price of an ipod touch?


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