To drum up the interest for the One, delayed in most markets, HTC is kicking marketing into high gear, with new ads and music video appearances.
HTC is having problems bringing its 2013 flagship to market, with the One being delayed in most markets until late April. That’s a massive problem for the ailing phone maker, given the impending arrival of the One’s biggest competitor, the Samsung Galaxy S4. HTC can’t even dream to compete with Samsung when it comes to marketing budgets, so it has to make the most of the slight time advantage it still has over the Galaxy S4.
While HTC can’t afford to fill ad breaks with its commercials or plaster the world with billboards like its Korean competitor can, the Taiwanese outfit has begun releasing promotional videos centered on the One’s biggest selling points.
We’ve already seen two promos showing off the One’s Flipboard-like BlinkFeed homescreen replacement, and now HTC unveiled a commercial for BoomSound (the marketing name of the One’s stereo sound setup). The ad will air in Germany, one of the few markets where the HTC One will start selling as soon as next week.
Moreover, the HTC One stars in a music video from the Dubai-based electronic duo Hollaphonic. Check it out below.
What do you think about HTC’s ads and promos? Do they work?
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I love HTC but this is #Fail on top of #Fail
So… Windows 8′esque flipboard and loud speakers. And a bright screen. Going to take more than that.
I’ve never seen this much Lack of creativity eveeerrrrrrrrr!!!
Good phone, not so interesting ads. I’m going for it anyway.
It looks more to be a night club promo than a smartphone promo !!!
TOTAL FAIL, HTC DOWN AGAIN !!!
lol at the idiots thinking the video clip is an ad, it’s indirect marketing in a video clip every brand does that
the song in the club is cool, the 1st 1 is shit, ive already got my htc one and i really think they will sell good because its so sexy and cool. plus its not plastic hahahaha
Still not buying it
The ad for the butterfly it’s funny
A better love story than twilight lol.