Lame Advertising: Motorola’s Moto Yuva W230 — Seriously, This Is Not The Way To Make Your Shareholders Happy

by Vinaya HS on March 22, 2008

in India Advertising Blog

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Three months back, we analyzed why Motorola’s shareholders were a unhappy lot. The trend continues with another honestly lame ad:



If you hold Motorola shares, would you as a shareholder approve such cash-burning efforts by management? On a broader note, what’s the message Motorola’s conveying to the Indian youth?

Finally, here’s a great opportunity to see a lame advertisement dissected. Just use the form below to submit what you think is a lame advertisement. I’ll grab the ad and dissect it for you.




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Anoop March 23, 2008 at 7:28 AM

On a broader note, what’s the message Motorola’s conveying to the Indian youth?

Message: Purchase our mobile phones & mess up your home, life & careers.

I believe that’s the message they are giving us with such an ad :D

Anoop March 23, 2008 at 7:30 AM

http://www.wilkinsonsword.co.uk/?video

This is an excellent ad of innovation, u would love it, but do analyze it & let me know…

Vinaya HS March 24, 2008 at 12:37 PM

@Anoop: Dude, I need you to suggest a lame ad.

Anoop March 24, 2008 at 6:12 PM

I knew the above one was not a lame ad, btw did u c that ad?. I will send u the links for lame ads

Guy May 12, 2008 at 12:28 PM

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Do let me know your feedback. Tks

ssy October 19, 2008 at 12:47 PM

I am kind of lost. Is the title it? or is something missing from this post.

Take a look at http://www.thump.in we keep reviewing a few ads every now and then.

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Want some tips to start advertising videos blog. please share some Ideas. Thanks.

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