Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Didn’t know what else to call this post other than that because while the spot actually makes a few relevant points, it makes a dumb one that undermines the cause. Yeah, I get it: AT&T’s Motorola *Backflip* is reinforced by people *flipping* on decisions made in their status updates. (It’s such an easy connection to go after, but, whatever.) Going a little further in though, the overall vibe seems to be yet another major brand taking a shot at social networks. First, it indirectly *pokes* mainstream media for increasingly relying on social media as a source for stories. Secondly, it condescendingly points out some of the more admittedly banal aspects of social networks. Both points, well, true more often than not. Where it undermines however is that it then features all the networks on the device that it just got done making fun of you for... being on.
Posted 3:43 PM