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Satirical iPad Commercials

iBuddy Hilariously Promotes Steve Young Football App

— June 21, 2012 — Pop Culture
To launch the promotion for the Steve Young football app for the iPad, this commercial hilariously advertises the game with a cheesy 1980s twist.

Entitled 'iBuddy,' this commercial shows an overgrown man playing with his iPad and treating it like his best friend; this overgrown man is wearing overalls and rides his tricycle, plays hide-and-seek and spends quality time with his iPad. The 1980s commercial theme is a comical method to poke fun at the retro commercials. The song also has a touch of corniness, which adds to the laughs.

The clever sing along song is chirpy and includes lines such as "I grab my iPad and I'm instantly glad and I only wish that Steve Jobs was my dad!"
Trend Themes
1. Satirical Advertising - Companies can use humor and satire to promote products or services, giving them an edge over traditional, serious ads.
2. Nostalgic Marketing - Using nostalgia in advertising can tap into consumers' emotions and create a sense of familiarity, ultimately leading to greater brand loyalty.
3. Celebrity Endorsements - Partnering with a celebrity can help increase a product or brand's visibility and credibility, ultimately leading to increased sales.
Industry Implications
1. Marketing - Marketing agencies can embrace humor and nostalgia in their branding strategies, potentially disrupting the industry by offering more unconventional approaches to advertising.
2. Mobile App Development - Using unique ad campaigns or working with celebrities can help promote mobile apps in a crowded marketplace, potentially leading to increased downloads and revenue.
3. Consumer Electronics - Partnering with celebrities or using nostalgia in advertising can help drive sales and increase brand loyalty for consumer electronics companies, potentially disrupting the industry by standing out among competitors.
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