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  1. k0de's Avatar
    I am just curious about MSFT ground level advertising. By ground level I mean billboards on highways, ads on buses and bus stations, trains and train stations, movie theaters, local news papers etc.

    I'm in New York and sadly I haven't seen any for MSFT or Windows Phone. But plenty for IOS and Android.

    What about you. When was the last time if any that you saw a MSFT ad at ground level?

    Your thoughts?
    Last edited by k0de; 08-16-2014 at 01:09 PM.
    08-16-2014 12:57 PM
  2. LBLEIJE's Avatar
    In the Netherlands Microsoft advertises with the Lumia 630 for 130 euros. They not only advertise in Amsterdam but also in small towns (30.000 inhabitants). They advertise manly at bus stops.
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    08-16-2014 01:03 PM
  3. sameermehta2's Avatar
    In India people know WP devices but Microsoft is not aggressive as Samsung or now iPhone also (in India)
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    08-16-2014 01:11 PM
  4. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I don't see any where I live. Would love to see something every once in a while. Worse still, is the fact the places that sell Microsoft/Windows Phone products barely even advertise in the stores. Every time I go into Best Buy, every single tablet running Microsoft is powered off, not logged in, or completely drained of power. Same for our AT&T store. Recently, our AT&T store had a Surface 2 on display that was just showing the log in screen. I asked a rep if they could log in for me, but was told that they didn't know the password. Seriously?? lol In comparison, all other brands are powered up, and ready to play around with.
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    08-16-2014 01:12 PM
  5. prasath1234's Avatar
    In India people know WP devices but Microsoft is not aggressive as Samsung or now iPhone also (in India)
    Ya I second that samsung keeps on advertising the hell out of galaxy grand 2 or note 3.it is harassing indian youth by constantly displaying ad.which inturn tempts folks to get one of those.

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    08-16-2014 01:20 PM
  6. sameermehta2's Avatar
    And I also think with respect to India's market every tom,**** harry has an Samsung cheap android phone which is just used for video watching or song listening,the thing android has penetrated so badly that everyone wants to be on the same bandwagon
    08-16-2014 01:26 PM
  7. sameermehta2's Avatar
    I think the sharing of media and information freedom has given tremendous boost to Android
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    08-16-2014 01:28 PM
  8. prasath1234's Avatar
    No the fact that we Indians think that Google is god nd are invested into Google ecosystem nd services we don't want to try wp.we miss apps like Google maps,Google plus,hangouts which are popular in India.

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    08-16-2014 01:33 PM
  9. prasath1234's Avatar
    India is nearly 90% android which is sad.hope wp atleast get 25% market share.then only all indian developers care for wp.nd we need a device like Moto g.

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    08-16-2014 01:35 PM
  10. Torcher Death's Avatar
    Have seen absolutely no ads on billboards or buses & so, but yes to newspapers & TV ads (terrible ones though).
    Another thing worth pointing out is that, it feels like companies that advertise are almost ashamed to admit that they have developed apps for WP as well, cause I always see that the apps for iOS & PlayStore are displayed on the ads, but not WPstore, even when their app is available.
    A promising fact though is that I have seen phones like the L620 & L1020 popping up in a lot of other ads.
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    08-16-2014 01:42 PM
  11. prasath1234's Avatar
    Ya but here also in India iPhone are displayed in advertisement not even Droid.I think this way iPhone is advertised in India rather than iPhone 5s ad.

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    08-16-2014 01:45 PM
  12. sameermehta2's Avatar
    As far as apps are concerned every bank has got the app also every other major app is there on WP as far as I only consider India market
    08-16-2014 01:47 PM
  13. sameermehta2's Avatar
    Really man I can do everything on my WP what I used to do on my android phone which was live with Walkman ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    08-16-2014 01:50 PM
  14. prasath1234's Avatar
    What about local apps like call taxi app.fast track call taxi has an app same is not for windows phone.

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    08-16-2014 01:50 PM
  15. prasath1234's Avatar
    And new device xiaomi mi 3 is making people go crazy because it has snapdragon 800 for a throw away price.then Asus zenfone gives u 2 gb ram for as low as 10,000 now android is advertised hell nd lot.

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    08-16-2014 01:52 PM
  16. sameermehta2's Avatar
    Well I am just roughly taking all the major app, if I go in too much depth then many local shops are not present for is or android also say for example local banks , also I think for cabs that would depend on the city in Mumbai you have an app by meru cabs and some others also.
    08-16-2014 01:56 PM
  17. sameermehta2's Avatar
    But in general Microsoft should be more aggressive in sales department of WP(man I love this flow keyboard)๐Ÿ˜‰
    08-16-2014 01:58 PM
  18. dhugos's Avatar
    IMHO, I think MS some other work to do before they start advertising on billboards. I love my Lumia 920, but why MS can't get phone salespeople to actively sell them or any other WP, even with all their carrier exclusives - I have no idea. It's like MS doesn't want to gain market share.
    08-16-2014 02:07 PM
  19. sameermehta2's Avatar
    Bang the sales managers for revenue generation and product awareness programs ๐Ÿ˜‰
    08-16-2014 02:10 PM
  20. Wam1q's Avatar
    There is a lot of negative perception created by phone vendors. I own a Lumia 1020. I found that a friend of mine had a Samsung Focus. I was seeing how WP7.8 was like. Another friend of mine saw that phone and said "What's that? A Windows Phone? It is so difficult to use! There are no apps. There is no customisation! How do people even use that? Bla Bla..." He hadn't even tried WP. I asked him where he got all that from and he said that a phone vendor told him. I showed him the phone myself and he saw that the old phone worked really great. He was impressed by the fluidity of the OS. MS should try to remove the negative perception in the ads.
    08-16-2014 02:15 PM
  21. sameermehta2's Avatar
    @prasath the life cycle of an android phone is way less if you compare with WP(software upgrades). Only some of the phones are guaranteed u update others suffer. Future proofing is not there with android. That's a big plus with WP, also some new devices should be announced fast which is where Microsoft is slow again post Nokia saga.
    08-16-2014 02:18 PM
  22. prasath1234's Avatar
    @prasath the life cycle of an android phone is way less if you compare with WP(software upgrades). Only some of the phones are guaranteed u update others suffer. Future proofing is not there with android. That's a big plus with WP, also some new devices should be announced fast which is where Microsoft is slow again post Nokia saga.
    But still people buy android phones instead of WP.that's the state even in India.

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    08-16-2014 02:33 PM
  23. sameermehta2's Avatar
    Yes that is the problem information circulation about the product people are having half knowledge infact sellers are also having sometimes half knowledge so they cant explain about any problem solution
    08-16-2014 02:40 PM
  24. sameermehta2's Avatar
    If you actually sit at mobile retail shop a customer puts his specific need or budget where all the requirement are fulfilled to the retailer if they don't how a product work what will tell they will give you another option
    08-16-2014 02:43 PM
  25. Mahdi Ghiasi's Avatar
    Here in Tehran, there's a few Nokia X ads on highway billboards, but sadly nothing about Windows Phone.
    And of course there's many Samsung, LG and Sony on highway billboards.
    k0de likes this.
    08-16-2014 03:04 PM
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