Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jan 2012 18:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Hold on to your panties, because this should come as a surprise: I'm actually agreeing that Samsung is copying Apple. The Korean company just released a new entry-level Android smartphone, and it's called the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus. While Apple's previous complaints regarding Samsung's supposed copying were obviously nonsense, this Galaxy Ace Plus, on the other hand... It's almost as if Samsung is giving Apple the finger by copying the iPhone 3G(S) almost verbatim.
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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by JAlexoid on Thu 5th Jan 2012 10:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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It seems she was picked because she was in the Apple ad.

OMG is Touchstone copying 20th Century Fox? Because I'm sure that Johnny Depp got the role in Ed Wood with a dig fat "I was in Edward Scissorhands" on his resume... It's one thing copying an ad/product/design/packaging/whatever and totally another using experienced actors.

Edited 2012-01-05 10:51 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Thu 5th Jan 2012 11:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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One company makes an ad for a tablet, featuring a girl.

Another company, accused of copying the first company, makes an ad for a tablet, featuring the same girl.

A little girl, you call an experienced actor. It's not like she has many lines or actually acts. They could have picked any girl and there are many girls registered at casting bureaus. They didn't, they picked this girl.

You know Johnny Depp. Do you know what the girl's name is? Probably not, like most people do not.

Does she draw crowds like Johnny does? No, she doesn't.

Does Mr. Depp play a strange pirate for multiple movie studios? No, he doesn't.

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RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by JAlexoid on Thu 5th Jan 2012 12:15 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
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They didn't, they picked this girl.

Reality check - Samsung does not pick actors for their ads. Samsung does not make the ads. Ad agencies do that.

The outline of the workflow for an ad/PR campaign looks like this:
- A company decides to start a new ad campaign
- A company finds an ad agency
- The ad agency has meetings and pitches ideas to the company
- the company selects one idea and commissions the material to be created
- the ad agency then does what they do best - creative stuff; without interference from the company
- the ad agency then presents the finished material for sign off
(That's how I did it at a big US IT company. That is how most operate.)

Only nutters like you that noticed that it's the same girl(Did you even notice, or did you read about it on some other nutter's site?). Like you point out she's very much irrelevant, because she's not a "star".

I'm sure that Samsung's marketing reps that approved the ad made no connections to Apple's ad as I did, and most normal people would.

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