This Samsung 'Appropriate' Campaign Teaches Mobile Etiquette

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Dec 14, 2011 • References: & adsoftheworld
The approach that this Samsung 'appropriate' campaign has taken is a rather unusual one, communicating its message in a somewhat patronizing way. The public is used to seeing cellphone ads that emphasize the freedom and possibility that go hand in hand with possessing a cutting-edge handset, but this set of prints actually informs of some restriction.

The Cheil China advertising agency of Beijing have illustrated three different scenes in a church, a theater and an auditorium, with audiences who are meant to be focusing their attention on a wedding, a stage performance and a speech. However, the typical scenario has been altered because each of the pews and seats have been reoriented to face a single spectator who is talking on his cellphone. This Samsung 'appropriate' campaign explicitly requests that people use their cellphones appropriately. Stats for Ogling Audience Cellphone Ads Trending: Older & Chilly
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Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Samsung Appropriate Campaign
Related: 46 examples / 35 photos
Segment: Neutral, 12-55
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