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Jul132009

New Palm Pre Ad: Creepy Girl?

I've been seeing literally hundreds if not thousands of tweets about how the girl that plays in the new Palm Pre ad is "creepy" or "weird." I didn't find her disturbing or creepy in the first ad, so I was quite muddled. Then today I found the 'new' ad, the one everybody is talking about on Twitter. And to be honest, I don't find her creepy at all, well, maybe just a tiny bit...

What you think?

Update: Here's the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Creepy Palm Pre ad in the series. Don't forget to subscribe to our RSS feed for up-to-date Palm Pre news, or bookmark us.

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Reader Comments (110)

Actually I think she is supposed to look like a Renaissance painting. The Pastoral setting and her look, reminds me of mayny portraits I've seen in the past. It may be a subtle hint a cellular Renaissance or change. Honestly I think she's cute, lol.

July 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJust Some Guy

She creeps my wife and I out. If this was in a horror movie she would pick up a little white mouse by the tail and eat it in one gulp between scenes of her using the Palm Pre. She seems like an escapee from the dark side of Pan's Labyrinth.

July 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

Tamara is awesome

July 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLway69

zax is right, the Lexus voice guy is creepy--every character he plays on TV (Star Trek in particular) is weird and psychotic.

another Star Trek comparison, she has the slick hair of Data, and acts like a robot or hologram. the actress Tamara Hope is lovely in other stuff though, I just Googled her.

Always blame the director! Michelle Ryan was crap on "The Bionic Woman" on NBC, but was fantastic on Doctor Who.

July 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstrangway

director was brilliant to cast that girl, look at all the buzz it has created.

July 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersharon harper

Whats the name of the song in the background?

July 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoe

what is the song and whois the band on the commercial

July 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkelpie 13

She is way creepy. the ad is just terrible. What agency is responsible for this?

July 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

I found this blog by Googling "new palm pre commercials are creepy." I'm glad I'm not alone...

July 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

creepy much?

July 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthuperduper

disturbing

July 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermidnight twinkie

Ms. Palm Pre bears a striking resemblance to Chloe Sevigny ("Big Love")

July 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAllan

No, She is not Creepy and I think the Ads are fantastic! I think all the "Fan Boys" are the one's with the negative posts. I love my Pre. Enjoy paying an extra $600 per year for your iphone or $1,200 over your 2 year contract! Great job Palm and Sprint. A fantastic combination!

July 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNo

What is wrong with you "guys"? She is a very hot chick. I'm riveted to the screen when she is on. And I want a Pre too. On Verizon.

July 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMissing Link

I think the Palm Pre girl is unbelieveably beautiful, and extremely desirable. Maybe it's just my Scotch /Irish heritage or something , but I can't get enough of her. Unusual ? I hope so ! I'm so friggin sick of of the 99% of women on TV that consist of a bunch of hip hop, tarted up whores and "people of color" that this naturally beautiful "white girl" is like a breath of fresh air. Thanks Palm. Thanks Tamara.

July 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHahn

I think the Palm Pre girl is unbelieveably beautiful, and extremely desirable. Maybe it's just my Scotch /Irish heritage or something , but I can't get enough of her. Unusual ? I hope so ! I'm so friggin sick of of the 99% of women on TV that consist of a bunch of hip hop, tarted up whores and "people of color" that this naturally beautiful "white girl" is like a breath of fresh air. Thanks Palm. Thanks Tamara.

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHahn

She's just so... WHITE.

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTyler

It's her damn forehead that freaks me out. It looks like a man's forehead. That's what makes her look mannish. She looks like she has a receding hairline. No, not like Tyra Banks, or other celebrities with huge foreheads, but a middle aged man with a receding hairline. Ugh

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterR

yes, i think she's very creepy!!

August 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterk

She's a TOTAL CREEPER. The first time I saw the commercial, I thought, what do smartphones have to do with Children of the Damned? Terrible, terrible ad campaign. The agency should be fired, because I am positive smartphone shoppers out there have actually been turned off of the palm pre because of the creep factor alone. My god, a phone's not supposed to scare you.

August 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAJ

Like the phone: lightweight, and pretentious without much to back it up. (And a disappointment.) Also, to echo others: who on earth is the target market for these adverts? 20-something women who joke about being crazy and make everyone nervous because it may not be a joke? I

August 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenga

This is so funny. This girl is as scary as the girl in Orphan.

August 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShawn

HOT!!! Double HOT!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CREEP

August 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGogolo13

TO AJ----OMG F*ING HILARIOUS!!!!!!

August 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGogolo13

TO THE FUNNIEST QUOTE

She's a TOTAL CREEPER. The first time I saw the commercial, I thought, what do smartphones have to do with Children of the Damned? Terrible, terrible ad campaign. The agency should be fired, because I am positive smartphone shoppers out there have actually been turned off of the palm pre because of the creep factor alone. My god, a phone's not supposed to scare you.

LOVE IT!!!

August 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGogolo13

Is she computer generated?

August 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

Sorry I didn't finish, I think she's HOT. But is she computer generated

August 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

I'd hit it.

August 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSwingnuts

She's pretty Hot actually XD Just not the way she looked in the commercial, which i agree was horrifyingly bad. it didnt even really advertise the phone. it showed her turn the screen on, tap the screen a few times, open pandora, then scroll through some cards. not great advertising :|

August 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMax

oops, i watched the flow commercial *slaps forehead* nvm!

just watched this one though, not great either

August 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMax

@rafakoy LOL somebody called you and said "7 days"?

don't watch when you're alone at 12 midnight the Screen will shut off and turn on again and it will show a WATER WELL for 5 seconds and the girl will go out from that water well and sings "I want nobody nobody but you.. I want nobody nobody but you!"

August 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLexa Nartleb

Completely and totally horrifyingly creepy. Did they photoshop out her eye lashes? There's so many eerie, wrong things about her, her voice, the music, the commercial in general. Palm is in big trouble, and this ad won't fix it.

August 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

I actually googled "palm pre girl" to see what other people were saying about this commercial. I saw it non-stop on BBC America during the Torchwood mini-series.

What struck me immediately was a resemblance to Clapton's "Blind Faith" album cover. That girl is probably close to 60 years old now, and the album cover itself was pretty controversial.

This commercial keeps popping up as I'm watching Torchwood. Non-stop. And yes, it's really starting to creep me out. I have to admit, I haven't even listened to what she's saying. All I can think of is Blind Faith and that kiddy porn album cover.

CREEPY!

So I guess if you're a U2 fan, you get a blackberry. If you like kiddie porn, you get a pre. Not sure if that's what the braniac advert execs wanted, but that's how I interpret it.

August 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

I say CREEPY.

August 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterD

Nah, the girl makes me want to chop of my ears and put bleach in my eyes so I don't have to see or hear her.

That's why in the new commercials she isn't speaking, and I don't think it's her voice. If it is she's changing it from the previous ads.

Seriously...who thought this girl would be GREAT for palm pre ads?

August 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThey're right

This is typical of the way advertisers try to target an audience that's already over-saturated w/ media. Most ads now almost try NOT to advertise the product, because they figure that people have become too wise to traditional advertising tricks. So this ad intentionally gives very few details about the phone because they are using the trick of association... whatever it is people associate w/ this girl- artistic, esoteric, dancer, modern futuristic hipster chick- they figure that people will want the phone because it will signal to others that you are the same type of cool, ethereal, futuristic bohemian that this chick is trying to convey. I think that's why people are pissed off...the advertisers are assuming the target audience is the type that think they're cool and hip but are ultimately shallow without knowing it!

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPalmPretentious

creepy. and a crappy ad

August 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthering

I think she's hot, I'd tap her

August 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterme

The girl is hideous, pasty-looking, and creepy looking. I throw up a little in th back of my mouth everytime I see the ad.

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMoliie

At my house we call her "The Alen Girl". She clearly is not one of us.

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJSmith

I want her dead

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeeee

What commercial are you all watching...this girl is captivation personified...angelic and fresh...man...you guys gotta get out more...

September 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiketheknife64

Not only is she not the least bit creepy - though certainly intriguing - but she almost made me want a Palm Pre, and I've not been at all interested in one. Reminds me of Tilda Swinton, the actress.

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdutchie

She's nasty. All red headed freckled Irish/Scottish people need to be lined up and shot. Gross. Nice red pubes and pasty disgusting skin. Gingers go away.

September 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChud

creepy

September 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYeah

I don't think she is "Creepy" per say.... but there is just something off about her. she just gives off a bad vibe.

October 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthe dubbed mime

Creepy as hell

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterregsese

SHE ISNT THAT CREEPY TO ME. I WASN'T GONNA POST ANYTHING BUT I WAS READING SOME POSTS THAT PEOPLE LEFT....IT'S VERY SAD TO SEE THAT THERE ARE SOME OF U THAT ARE RACIST!!!! THIS IS AMERICA....ALL DIFFERENT ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS!!! MAYBE YOU SHOULD BE LINED UP AND SHOT FOR EVEN THINKING THAT WAY! HATE ON HER ALL U WANT....BUT U DON'T HAVE TO MAKE RACIAL SLURS!!

October 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKellz420

Palm should at least learn MARKETING from the iPhone people. Apple keeps saying THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT... at least the consumer gets the message that iPhone has many different uses. The Palm commercials need to show the functionality of the Pre IN ACTION. Palm should show commercials about daily power-users in action so that it can differentiate it's multi-tasking from all the other phone manufacturers. The girl commercial is awful at best.

October 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRick

My (very white) husband first pointed out this chick in the commercial as creepy... and I have to completely agree. She's very droid-like and lifeless, not natural at all. Is that a smug smirk or what? Natural beauty includes a smile and an open, friendly face that readily shows joy. She freaks people out, just accept it...

October 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBoingBoing

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