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Samsung’s top marketing exec says ad campaigns mocking Apple were ‘relevant, bold and right’


Samsung’s executive VP for global marketing Younghee Lee has told AdWeek that its ad campaigns mocking Apple products were ‘relevant, bold and right.’

In North America, we were aggressive with our marketing toward competitors—we went at them head on. If you think about the “Fanboy” and “Wall Hugger” (Galaxy S) campaigns and the approach we took there, we tried to be flexible, relevant and bold.

Lee said the company’s approach to advertising was the same as its approach to technology.

If we think it is right, we pursue it relentlessly.

Samsung has a long history of ad campaigns directly mocking Apple products and customers, from ‘The next big thing‘ poking fun at iPhone customers for waiting in line, together with a later variation in 2012, through ‘fanboy‘ and ‘wall huggers‘ in 2014.


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