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Fri Aug 23, 2013, 08:02 PM

This Samsung Promo Video Was So Bad, It Was Pulled A Day After Reddit Found It

Hilarious.



Samsung might have a 10-figure advertising budget, but it still managed to create an ad with such bad acting (and horribly sexist undertones) that it was pulled shortly after being spotted--and relentlessly mocked--by Reddit members Thursday.

The promotional video, which highlighted the Samsung 840 EVO Series solid state drive in Korea, featured various actors talking about their computer usage, including a woman, who is painted as being a technologically illiterate, child-rearing housewife.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3016306/fast-feed/this-samsung-promo-video-was-so-bad-it-was-pulled-a-day-after-reddit-found-it

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Reply This Samsung Promo Video Was So Bad, It Was Pulled A Day After Reddit Found It (Original post)
onehandle Aug 2013 OP
AsahinaKimi Aug 2013 #1
onehandle Aug 2013 #6
NYC_SKP Aug 2013 #2
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Cooley Hurd Aug 2013 #3
Johnny Noshoes Aug 2013 #4
madrchsod Aug 2013 #5
Cooley Hurd Aug 2013 #7
vaberella Aug 2013 #12
Enrique Aug 2013 #8
Squinch Aug 2013 #9
BlueJazz Aug 2013 #10
vaberella Aug 2013 #11
KansDem Aug 2013 #19
vaberella Aug 2013 #20
Bucky Aug 2013 #13
Merlot Aug 2013 #14
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Aug 2013 #15
tclambert Aug 2013 #16
stlsaxman Aug 2013 #17
KansDem Aug 2013 #18

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 08:09 PM

1. wow.

The ad was totally lame, though the device looks interesting.. anything to boost computer speed and memory, I am up for.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 08:33 PM

6. Solid State Drives (SSD) are made by many companies.

It's not a new miracle product like portrayed in this ad.

A year ago I dropped one in my three year old MacBook Pro, and it was like night and day.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 08:11 PM

2. Pretty bad. They mentioned something called "formatting". What is this formatting thing all about?



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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 08:12 PM

3. .



Don Draper must've had the week off!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 08:32 PM

4. nt.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 08:32 PM

5. that`s not as bad as the crap samsung phone my wife and i bought...

lg or moto is the next phone for us....

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 08:34 PM

7. Hey now... I'm a Galaxy Note guy...

It's a tablet that fits into my pocket and one that has been trouble-free for the length I've had it.

Yes, they make lower-end phones that suck, but so does Motorola and LG and HTC and even Apple.

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 10:41 PM

12. Samsung and LG are not that different. I love both.

I have a Galaxy but long live LG's. The commercial is crap but Samsung is normally great quality.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 08:51 PM

8. 1:10

"What?"

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 08:58 PM

9. What is UP with that shirt the woman is wearing? The ad was like an accident- I couldn't look away.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 10:33 PM

10. I've seen worse ads ....but not many.... Plus, Solid State drives can get just as cluttered up...

.....with trash, downloaded toolbars and assorted "not needed" crap as any drive.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 10:40 PM

11. Note the SEXISM!!! So the lady is an absolute fool..."What?" Looking lost.

While the two guys are like..."Oh, let's do this." Without needing an explanation. Oh and she's the housewife. Fuck that.

This is all aside the ridiculously bad acting.

I'm a heavy Samsung and LG user, so that won't stop me from using them. But this commercial is shite.

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Response to vaberella (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 09:13 AM

19. Reminds me a little of this...



"What's that?"
"An address?"
"Where is it?"

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Response to KansDem (Reply #19)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 11:40 AM

20. I have no clue. Look like an early version of Baywatch.

I used to love Troy Donahue...although he always had this plastic blank expression in a lot of his movies. I never watched his films for him though. I watched for everyone else and his face. I don't think I would have watched Surfside 6.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 10:51 PM

13. I appreciate the fact that their ad is appealing directly to me as a fucking idiotic consumer

This, my friends, is how you build brand name loyalty.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 10:51 PM

14. Now I know how samsung feels about women

Cringe-worthy indeed.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 11:11 PM

15. "It's easy to you (use)"

Is it possible that English is not this actress's first language?

Everyone in this video talks like The Sims.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:55 AM

16. That poor, poor woman. Why didn't her husband help her with those technical things?

Bad husband! Bad! Bad!

Hey, Mrs. Cleaver, maybe the Beave could help with your computer problems. Gosh, he'd prob'ly just cause amusing, but non-violent non-sexual problems with a computer.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 08:32 AM

17. 2:10... "cue the eyebrow- eyebrow in 3... 2... eyebrow GO!

DAMN IT!!! you MISSED the EYEBROW cue AGAIN! Okay, TAKE 27- stand by for eyebrow... okay eyebrow in 3... 2...

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 08:56 AM

18. Why do I feel like I'm in group therapy?

The music didn't help much either...

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