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Samsung uses YouTube video ads to promote the Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit

Samsung uses YouTube video ads to promote the Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit
YouTube video ads - the ones embedded at the start of whatever you intend to watch - can be quite annoying. But sometimes they might present a product that you’re actually interested in. We discovered that Samsung is willing to bet on that, as the company is now using this type of video ads to spread the word on its new Galaxy S5, as well as on its Gear 2 and Gear Fit wearables.

A couple of days ago we told you that Samsung released an official promo video detailing the features of the Galaxy S5 (the 16MP rear camera, the built-in heart rate monitor, the Fingerprint Scanner and so on). Well, this exact video is the one that’s being used as an ad. Samsung also released a promo video showing off the Gear 2 and Gear Fit - this, too, is being used as an ad. We were greeted by both videos this evening, while casually browsing YouTube. Of course, both are also available as standalone videos on YouTube.

The Galaxy S5 will be launched around the world (in about 150 countries) starting April 11, while the Gear 2 and Gear Fit should be also released next month. This means that there’s plenty of time for Samsung to heavily promote them. 

For more details on the price and availability of the new Galaxy S5, see this post. You should also check out our Samsung Galaxy S5 hands-on here.

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posted on 06 Mar 2014, 20:37 7

1. GeekMovement (Posts: 1501; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I personally like watching smartphone related ads :P

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 20:38 6

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Especially on TV. I never change the channel lol.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 20:50 6

5. GeekMovement (Posts: 1501; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


ha I wouldn't either. I don't care where I see the ad. If I see a smartphone anywhere I'm like *_*

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 21:13 1

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


By far the Nokia Lumia 1020 commercial last year was one of the best. Oh and the Microsoft wedding ad too - can't forget THAT one haha.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 21:53

13. Scott93274 (Posts: 1058; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I can't say that I've seen any of these.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 21:53

12. Scott93274 (Posts: 1058; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Including LG's G Flex with the hairy hand phone?

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 22:08 1

14. GeekMovement (Posts: 1501; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


lol! No. That didn't even show the phone until the very end. Horrible. Didn't show anything except the mouth on the hand and the man making out with it.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 20:37 1

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Holy hell Samsung has already spent over $30 million just to promote the S5. Just imagine how much they'll spend by the time of launch.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 20:43

4. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Have they?

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 21:12 2

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Well the new Galaxy family. $20 million from Oscars and a few million for other ads.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 21:18 1

9. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Oh that makes sense. Still wondering why this is newsworthy though lol, I'm pretty sure I have seen a galaxy ad on youtube before or it might have been a carrier promoting a new galaxy device still don't think it's newsworthy

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 22:09 2

15. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2991; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


The author might be trying to start another flame war Samsung Vs The World with this article. lol

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 22:28

16. maccess (Posts: 612; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


honestly i was thinking the same way.. lol..

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 00:06

17. GTR722 (Posts: 236; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


And still the actual phone looks like a plastic toy...

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 20:53 3

6. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3317; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Thats a breaking news worth mentioning i guess.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 21:34

11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Well yeah.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 21:23 2

10. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3317; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Where are the hilarious the next big thing ads

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 00:49

18. mokhtar (Posts: 225; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


also sony xperia z2 .. SAMSUNGARENA

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 06:16

19. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3317; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Btw the expressions on the cover image are a bit d@g@y stylee awkward.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 10:48 1

20. joonyboy (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Nov 2010)


Even though those pictures were snapshots of the Youtube ad, my muscle reflex instinctively hovered over the "skip ad" icon to click it LOL

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