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The popular “Get a Mac” ads, are only the most recent example of Apple’s excellence when it comes to their advertising. Since the company’s inception, the advertising for Apple has been exceptional. Watching the most recent, and hilarious, “Get a Mac” ads, I felt compelled to look over the ads from Apple’s past and, as luck would have it, YouTube made that pretty easy.
So, without further ado, Apple Gazette presents, the Top 10 Apple Commercals of all time…
NUMBER TEN – “Power”
What better way to describe the Macintosh computer?
NUMBER NINE – PowerMac G4 Cube
Apple wanted people to stand up and take notice of the PowerMac G4 Cube when it arrived, and this simple, but very effective ad, did just that.
NUMBER EIGHT – “HAL 2000”
In 1999 the entire world was terrified of the Y2K bug…well, the entire WINDOWS World anyway. This simple Superbowl Ad serves as a nice little jab, and a gentle reminder that Macs have been – and always will be – safer, more reliable computers.
NUMBER SEVEN – “Nightmare Before Christmas”
A very funny Apple ad, that finally shows us a way we can make a Windows PC useful. Good stuff.
NUMBER SIX – “Dinosaurs”
This ad does a great job of make a Windows PC seem like the most confusing, unusable piece of crap on the planet…ahem…anyway…
NUMBER FIVE – “SWITCH” Ellen Feiss
The “Switch” campaign is probably my favorite ad campaign that Apple has ever done. When these ads came on, I was still a Windows only guy, and these ads, along with a few others on this list, did a lot to convince me to give Macs a try…and boy am I glad I did.
NUMBER FOUR – 1984
One of the most famous Apple Ads, this Superbowl ad ran only once, but gave viewers a glimpse at Apple’s vision for the upcoming Macintosh computer.
NUMBER THREE – Crowd Control
When Microsoft launched Windows 95, Mac Users (and Apple itself) were upset at some of the more blatant rip-offs that were all over the OS. This great Apple commercial takes a stab at Microsoft’s OS, and is one of my favorite Apple ads ever.
NUMBER TWO – “Self Pity”
I could probably fill at least 5 slots on this list with “Get a Mac” ads, but I decided to only select one, and it happens to be one of the most current ads. John Hodgman is a comedic genius (and a Mac User), and this ad shows him at his best.
NUMBER ONE – “Think Different”
This ad is inspirational all on its own, even without the Apple logo at the end. In 1998, Mac Users were leaving left and right, and the company was going to have to change things to keep the users they had, and continue to survive. This ad was a mission statement from Apple, and one of the first ads I remember from the company that made me take a closer look at what they had to offer. It is a tribute to everyone that appears in it, and it’s statement (and follow-through from Apple) has led the company to produce the greatest computers in the world.