Check Out This Verizon Commercial by Robb Dunewood | Feb 7, 2009 | BlackBerry | 10 comments I don’t know if this tops T-Mobile’s commercial in London’s Liverpool Street Station, but, it is close… Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related 10 Comments The Rock on February 7, 2009 at 6:31 pm Makes one think: A)Is this the best ad a advertising agency can come up with? B)Does verizon really feel there money is best being spent on this type of commercial? C)It’s awfully sexist in all these years, where is the “can you hear me now” Woman? It’s the responsibility of service providers to have service available where their customers go. Soon verizon will have that covered when they upgrade to GSM-LTE like the rest of the world, and won’t need to tout their current magical network. Until then why the desperate need for these stupid commercials with the “can you hear me now guy” and the “network”? Not only are these ad’s pathetic they beg the question why can’t a verizon customer operate a personal communication device without a weird looking guy with a crowd of extra’s loitering around? We all know verizon dumbs down, eliminates functions and applications, while raising the walled garden around their handsets. What’s funny is it wasn’t to long ago verizon didn’t allow it’s customers to use camera phones. Sure glad since then they have deemed camera phones acceptable for use by it’s customers. Ad’s like this make Sprint, T-Mo, and ATT customers glad and secure they can go about their business without worrying about a weird looking guy with a crowd of extra’s showing up desperate to draw unsuspecting verizon customers into their band of horrible advertisements. verizon we all know you can do much better please stop wasting money and hire a better ad agency which can properly showcase the products and service of verizon wireless. Verizon’s Style Book For Deploying “Can You Hear Me Now” Guy http://consumerist.com/consumer/leaks/verizons-style-book-for-deploying-can-you-hear-me-now-guy-301676.php They must have forgotten: “Test Man is not: Annoying, Goofy, Easily distracted, Aloof, Stupid” Reply Robb Dunewood on February 7, 2009 at 8:28 pm Seriously Rock, Regardless of if you hate Verizon or not, this is a cool commercial… Reply The Rock on February 7, 2009 at 9:33 pm Robb, I’ve watched it a few times now, saw a link for it last night somewhere. The word “cool” never came into my thoughts. Btw, I don’t “hate” verizon, but as you know IMO they could be much better if they focused on providing the best service and stopped all the other crap they do. Consumer freedom is always a good thing. To me “cool” does not equal a commercial of a weird looking guy with a crowd of extra’s loitering around stalking wireless customers. But hey that’s just me 🙂 RIM has some very cool commercials and ad’s out. Wish I could find some pictures of the BB ad’s around the Penn Station area. They are somewhat like this: http://www.blackberry.com/lifeonblackberry/ Verizon has some cool commercials and ad’s out, however IMO the “can you hear me now” stuff is tired, better to show the technology, devices. For example the BB Storm commercials were attention getting. Reply bluehorseshoe on February 8, 2009 at 1:48 am @ the rock Do you read what you write? LOL! As for the commercial, it’s classic and brings their marketing campaign to a new level without changing much. Although it’s with actors, I find it clever and entertaining while getting the point across in a humorous way. Reply h on February 8, 2009 at 9:11 am I wish they spent some time and money to get a new os out for the storm Reply joell on February 8, 2009 at 10:23 am “…..this is a cool commercial…” true, if you also think Steve Balmer’s “monkeyboy” video on youtube is “cool” “……it’s classic and brings their marketing campaign to a new level……” and maybe decades from now, it will be compared to the Apple 1984 commercial. LOL, LOL ,LOL…………………… Reply bluehorseshoe on February 8, 2009 at 11:25 am @ h The OS development comes from RIM, not VZW. Reply The Rock on February 8, 2009 at 12:12 pm Now if verizon was only “cool” enough for this type of ad… http://i.gizmodo.com/5148755/nationalistic-canadians-sculpt-giant-blackberry-out-of-ice A giant BB Curve carved out of ice is “cool” and cleaver without a weird looking guy with a crowd of extra’s loitering around stalking people. Reply The Rock on February 8, 2009 at 12:16 pm “The OS development comes from RIM, not VZW.” -Not quite. We only wish that was true. Hopefully sometime soon RIM will wake up and make it true. It would be a dream to be able to get OS updates direct from RIM without all the layers of service providers UI, feature and application changes. Reply Thought on February 8, 2009 at 3:29 pm I like the ad; it’s kind of clever and kind of funny. No…it’s not the greatest ad ever, but it doesn’t have to be. And remember, the smart thing about Verizon is that they keep hammering home the same point, which is that they have the best network. More importantly, they implicitly hammer home the same point that the most important aspect of mobile devices is the quality of the network itself. A good marketing campaign takes one message and keeps repeating it. Verizon has done that. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. 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