As I have always said: Marketing is King. He who markets best, wins. Period. Apple became king of the portable music player market, not because they had a better product. Most people who know anything about these devices know that the Rio Karma and the Creative Zen player were superior DAP's (Digital Audio Players). However, raise your hand if you ever saw a commercial for the Rio Karma? How about the Creative Zen? Samsung started to figure this out with that great Galaxy commercial where the guy waiting in line talks about the new features of the upcoming iPhone. I bet most of you can even picture what the guy looks like when I put this quote here: "The headphone jack...is on the bottom!" POW, *mind blown* HTC made some horrific commercials a few years ago and where are they now? Last I heard, pre-Pixel, they were less then 4% of the global market. Which brings me to... this: Just like the very first line of that commercial "What is it?" Well, it's a commercial for.... Google? Aha, no at the very end we see it is for a Google Smartphone. This commercial tells us thing NOTHING about the product. What's great about it? What makes it better then... any other phone? "Life by you, Phone by Google". Well, that's catchy. Compared to: I don't love this commercial by any means, however in the first 5 seconds we SEE the phone. At 15 seconds we see the phone has some type of water resistance. Shortly after that we learn it has a much improved low light camera. Then this came out: Yes, that little girl is totally adorable, but I'm still not sure what this phone does. Another horrible example: I can't find the other one I wanted to share which featured a dude riding the electric skateboard scooter thing for the entire commercial. Verizon makes better phone commercials! My point of this thread, really, was just to ask you young people: does this advertising really do it for you? Did any of these Pixel ads make you want to learn more about the phone? Is Google bad at advertising or I am just finally getting old and it's over my head now? Of course, anyone is welcome to reply and share your thoughts. Does anyone like these kinds of kitschy commercials? I like cool and funny and kitschy commercials, I just think you should showcase the product somewhere. To be fair, Google DID finally release a good commercial online showing off features of the Pixel. Viewed over 12 million times, it was obviously much more successful than the above referenced videos. Maybe that was the plan? Kill 'em with cute and then announce features?