LG wants you to make a smart choice with hilarious new G Pad Series ad

LG wants you to make a smart choice with hilarious new G Pad Series ad
Using humor to make a point is a reliable, age-old playbook, and it generally works. In LG’s case, its new ad for the G Pad Series of tablets is merciless.

It is plain to see that LG ripped a page out of the well-played marketing plan, but why try to fix sometime that is not broken? The ad cuts right to the chase, “People sometimes make dumb choices.” Indeed, that is true.

As far as comedy goes however, this poor soul runs the gauntlet of abuse in a manner that would send any of us mere mortals to the hospital. Whether it is almost getting hit by a bus, walking into a lamppost, falling into a manhole, or getting shot in the head with darts, this is a tale that exudes the concept of being ridiculous to a new level.

In the meantime, LG does manage to share a little bit of functionality of the G Pad, at least the part that links the LG smartphone to the G Pad so you can make or take phone calls on it.  So, which choice are you going to make?


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14 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I'll wait until the G3 design team works on a tablet. So far, LG tablets are bland and uninteresting.

10. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

The display which samsung offered in tab s series are unriveled... LG is also good in displays but cannot matching the sharpness and crispiness of tab s series.... so in my view for tablets tab s are better choice

2. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

They really should release a flagship tab. The G Pab 8.3 is good, but old. Looking forward to LG's next tab considering how good (or decent) the mid-range G Pad series were.

3. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

make it thin bezels like their phones and laptop for the "thinbezelphillia"

6. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

how are you going to hold a 10 inch tablet with thin bezels, really uncomfortable...

4. engineer-1701d unregistered

how do they expect to sell tablets in the United States or most of the countries when they are just so stupid in the commercials no wonder asian marketing does not work for any other part of the world, this is just bad marketing

5. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

If I hadn't bought a G Pad 8.3 I would have bought one of these just because of this ad. A masterpiece.

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I think this is a fail.

8. parthoman

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

phonearena is the best.

9. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

no led flash...pass.

11. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

You care about the camera on a tablet? You USE the camera on a tablet?

12. JohanSteyn

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

I think the point is that this is seen as a replacement of your phone, aka phablet or tablet phone. Therefore the camera should be replacing the camera you would like on your phone. Then having a flash is a very valid point I think, especially since there is more realestate to work with.

13. VyktorJonas

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

except tablets should not be used as replacement for phones

14. Scorpion

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

The interesting part is that the "old" Gpad 8.3 has superiour hardware and most notablly a superiour screen. I guess that's why we are stuck on the old G2 interface... Would love to have double window.

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