Turkey of the Week: Samsung's new spot makes Zoomers feel old

The word 'awesome' has lost all meaning.

Samsung: ad focuses on phone's perks for TikTok users
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October saw Samsung launch two Galaxy 10 smartphones into the world’s atmosphere to create "space selfies" – a move later described by FKTRY founder Jules Ehrhardt as "everything wrong with marketing today".

While the space selfie satellite found itself upended in a garden in rural Michigan, at least the concept was clear: bring selfies to the stratosphere.

As a 23-year-old Samsung user, I have virtually no clue what is happening in Samsung’s latest spot, "Awesome is for everyone".

The ad follows a group of twenty-somethings as they document everything and nothing for the masses, all to the repeated mantra of "awesome screen, awesome camera, long-lasting battery life".

While Samsung’s consistent slating of Apple’s lacklustre battery life is to be applauded, everything else about this spot is nothing short of migraine-inducing. 

Title Awesome is for everyone
Brand Samsung
Agency Wieden & Kennedy Amsterdam

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