Apple's latest iPhone rollout wasn't a game changer. Samsung's was a disaster. That leaves room for another phone maker to swoop in and claim its device is the future of mobile. And that's exactly what Moto is looking to do with its first television commercial since 2011. The new work, from Ogilvy & Mather, plays off the lack of enthusiasm and innovation in the mobile phone market this year. The 60-second spot uses a bold color palate to get the viewer to see Moto as the solution to that drudgery.
In the mid-aughts, Motorola's Razr was the it phone. Until the iPhone came along. So, it's easy to imagine Motorola's excitement when the competitor that knocked it down seems to be faltering, and it can jump at the chance to fight back. That's exactly what Motorola, now a Lenovo company, has done with a full-page print ad from Ogilvy in The New York Times.
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If you dig into the history of the cellphone, you'll find that from roughly 2004 to 2006, the Moto Razr was king—this was after the Samsung Sidekick but before the launch of Apple's iPhone. So it makes sense then that when it comes to marketing for the potential re-release of that very phone, the campaign would be steeped in mid-aughts nostalgia.
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