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Friday
Jul172009

Palm Pre Ad: Even Creepier Ad

Click here if you're on your Palm Pre.

Juggler. Was very Good. More Balls. The song is "Tunnel" by The Dining Rooms.

I just hope these ads with the "Palm Pre Girl" (Tamara Hope) is attracting new Pre buyers and not scaring them away...

What you think of this one compared to the last?

[Thanks for the tip, dragx25]

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Reader Comments (17)

Halp! http://twitter.com/PalmPreGirl

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPalm Pre Girl

I still don't think she's "creepy"....

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterQbertGrey

I think that the ads are extremely memorable, and that this is what ads are all about. I don't find her creepy, exactly, but she's definitely recognizable. There's no doubt that all of these ads are about the same product, and that the product has a certain mystique about it. Ultimately, I find the ads very effective, albeit not really for tech geeks like us.

Then again, we're not the target for the ads.

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMark

What is creepy about that? The setting is very bright and ambiance is serene feeling. How is that creepy? The other "flow" ad is kinda creepy, but only because she is facing away from the camera to begin with, then turns around.

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

Why can't we see embedded Youtube videos on the Pre? Thanks for link.

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Doc

She reminds me of the blonde replicant chick from Blade Runner. Just Fuglier.

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergremlin

I think the music is creepy. Like it should belong in a scary movie. I do agree that she was creepy in the last one, but not so much in this one. My opinion is that they should show off more features on the phone. I love my pre n want palm to show how great it is in their commercials.

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVega

Is this a real ad or is it joke?

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrishio

would not make me buy a pre.

July 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdubya

I don't think the girl's creepy, but I do think the ad (like the first one) leaves a lot to be desired. Once again, Palm goes for artsy instead of informative or, God forbid, demonstrative. People don't care about clever little allegorical stories. Show the product, and let it sell itself!

July 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Hartman

This ad is just null. Its saying nothing,She is just there, blabbling and well I dont care. If I saw that on TV it would make me zap the next channel. Ultimately, I would be ashamed buying a device with such an image. Whats the message? Jugglers are lifeforms? Jugglers do juggle in the jungle? Jiggle? If someone buys because of this ad, then the marketers are geniuses, otherwise stupid.
Creepy? Nah, this ones just poor.

July 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPreliker

she reminds me too much of micaule culken in home alone the way she talks? i'm expecting her to slap her face after putting aftershave lotion on!

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbg

these ads stink. theres not enough exposure for the pre itself. palm would do better to do like iphone "theres an app for that campaign" but focusing on the pre capabilities just showing the smartphone and a pair of hands flicking away at the screen. Even the new sprint commercials are way beeter and give you the sence that the phone can multitask and such. but these ads with tamara just don't seem to drive a point home until the end. and then it still doesn't impact well.

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbg

I bet she is super pink and tasty!

July 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStixx3969

Very subtle Max Headroom twitchyness. Eye catching...
If you find it distrurbing go back to Leave it to Beaver. Every thing doesnt have to fit into a box you happen to have handy. Seems to me though to be a success. People remeber it.

If you think ads have to have substance to be valid maybe we should be talking about apple instead...

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMax

Yeah, I can think of lots of artists who got "naysayed" when their stuff came out too, and theirs wasn't offensive either (hundreds of years back). People think "The Scream" is creepy (it is), but it's still beautiful. Picasso had his share of naysayers too. These ads seem creepy because they go beyond just ads, they are connecting the Pre with a way of life that's very non Western (in the midst of western culture), which is GOING to seem odd. IMHO that's a stretch to say that technology can change your life, but it has, and the ads are beautiful. No one said coloring outside the box was ever fun or welcomed. When will we embrace life in new ways instead of backpedaling and saying "Oh, we can't cause we haven't ever done it that way before?" The Christian Church is a perfect example of holding on to "the way it's always been" (and I say that professing to be in the midst of that belief system). The ads are cool, provocative, and artsy. It's very eastern, and that's the model technology of the future should follow. I just think the pre is blazing a trail no one ever wanted to go down.

August 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercopasetic

Creepy???? I feel she has a very distinctive beauty. She is gorgeous in an Elizabethan way. Thta may be what the were looking for,.

November 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDG

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