GALAXY 11 - soccer stars vs aliens in Samsung's new ad campaign
So they decided to create the best soccer team in the world and name it "Galaxy 11". But how to combine soccer with smartphones, tablets and smartwatches? Well, according to the biggest smartphone manufacturer by volume, it's simple - we arm our soccer stars with Samsung Galaxy gadgets like the Note 3, Note 10.1 and the Galaxy Gear, and face them against aliens in an improvised soccer game that will ''determine the fate of mankind and our planet".
Sounds bizarre, right? Well, wait until you see the various teasers and events that prompt us about the upcoming match of life and death. Several promotional videos have appeared in the social networks for the last week or so, featuring mysterious crop circles and alien signs on iconic locations like the mountains near Rio de Janeiro, Times Square in New York, and several of the biggest stadiums in Europe. Moreover, various sources reported of eleven pale, mysterious, caped "aliens" attending different soccer matches during the Champions' League round last week. The mysterious figures caused some media confusion as nobody was aware what they were advertising, leaving room for a lot of speculations.
German soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer was the first star to appear in one of the video teasers as the coach of Earth's finest. Then, arguably the best soccer player in the world right now, Lionel Messi, also joined the Galaxy 11 as a captain of the team. This is not the first time we've seen the Barcelona player in a Samsung ad.
More soccer stars are expected to join the campaign's roster in the upcoming weeks. You can watch some of the video teasers in the gallery below.
Galaxy 11 teaser videos
1. Messi joins the Galaxy 11 team
2. Franz Beckenbauer announces the alien threat
3. The aliens attend a soccer match at Stadio Juventus, Italy
4. Citizens of Rio de Janeiro witness odd signs
5. The aliens attend another game at Allianz Arena, Germany
6. Mysterious alien signs in New York
source: Galaxy 11 via PhonesReview
1. rd_nest (Posts: 768; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
It's "FOOTBALL".. Not Soccer.
It's even written in the first photo "FOOTBALL WILL SAVE THE PLANET".
Is that so hard to read?
How many times we have to repeat this? It's football man, not soccer..
5. Topcat488 (Posts: 1140; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
In Germany it's "Fußball" not "Football"! This article calls it "Soccer", which is correct.
7. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 386; Member since: 24 May 2011)
FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL
2. h3nryvn (Posts: 25; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
hahaha funny you are. Football for british language but american call football as soccer. For american football is something like rugby.
4. rd_nest (Posts: 768; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
It's called English language. It's just not the British, but more like 263 countries in the world call it Football. If only the 'mericans call it Soccer, it doesn't suddenly become Soccer.
12. h3nryvn (Posts: 25; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
i cant call english for it. it may be the right word is uk english. not english language. because american also used english but american english. so many country use football term because they follow uk english language
3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2124; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Applien agents sabotaged the match and broke Messi's leg. The ref ordered penalty kick for the humans, but President Obama vetoed it.
We lost, run for your life.
8. Gaurav008 (Posts: 274; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Well, we can always depend upon Cristiano Ronaldo. Backenbeur chooses Ronaldo. NOW. SAVED. 3:)
10. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
Is this a good or bad job for the marketing team cuz I really think they're blowing it
14. androidrockzz (Posts: 51; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)
Are they going to make a movie Galaxy 11 vs aliens, cool! by the way is this ad for marketing note 3 and gear or something new coming ;-) ?