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Apple Responds To Samsung Ad Push By Thinking Beyond Different
2014-06-11 12:25:56

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Thirty years ago Apple created one of the most iconic TV commercials ever for a computer. The now infamous "1984" ad, which featured a young woman throwing a sledgehammer at a large screen depicting "Big Brother," aired during the Super Bowl and it cemented Apple's iconic "Think Different" tagline in the public consciousness. This was a not so subtle dig at IBM's tagline "Think," and its well-known moniker "Big Blue." It showed that...

2011-04-13 10:30:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The N.C. Hall of Fame, based in the UNC-CH School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has awarded David Oakley with the 2011 Next Generation Leadership Award. Oakley, co-founder of BooneOakley agency in Charlotte, is only the fifth recipient of the awarded since its inception in 2008. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/CL80757 ) "David's portfolio of creative work is smart and relevant and his client roster is deep and...

2010-02-05 21:35:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1984, Apple launched the Macintosh computer with a Super Bowl ad. Based on George Orwell's "1984," one of the most influential books in western literature, the epic commercial ignited a revolution in the computer industry and transformed the Super Bowl into arguably the country's most significant popular culture event. Jump ahead 26 years. Much of this Sunday's pre-game chatter surrounds Careerbuilder.com's failed attempt to run an ad in which a...

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