General Why is Verizon NOt Marketing their best phone? The Incredible.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Fantasma, May 10, 2010.

  1. Fantasma

    Fantasma Well-Known Member
    58

    Mar 17, 2010
    143
    12
    58
    What happened to the Incredible marketing I think I've seen like one boring commercial which does not even show the phone and one or two radio ads, thats it? WOW~

    when you have the best phone out in the market shouldn't they be marketing it? The motorola is still be marketed as the best phone in all the radio ads and commercials they have...

    Its so annoying I'd like to see the incredible being marketed everywhere.
     

    Advertisement

  2. TheDanishDanger

    TheDanishDanger Well-Known Member
    18

    Apr 8, 2010
    85
    10
    18
    trying to make a few more bucks off of the palm and Moto Droid before people realize there is something better available.
     
  3. zanza

    zanza Well-Known Member
    43

    Apr 13, 2010
    201
    36
    43
    they are, ive seen it. They are marketing "Droid" which now sums up Moto Droid and Incredible.
     
  4. nekoki

    nekoki Well-Known Member
    36

    Dec 13, 2009
    190
    3
    36
    Female
    TX
    Well seeing as they have very few of these in the stores I dont think they need to at this point. I am hoping the uproar dies down soon and there will start to be some locally soon.
     
  5. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member
    213

    Apr 13, 2010
    3,688
    761
    213
    Planet Earth
    Sales 101, gotta get rid of current stock.
     
  6. wonderbread

    wonderbread Well-Known Member
    113

    Oct 28, 2009
    703
    297
    113
    I'd say cause they are already back ordered online. And what ^^ he said.
     
    SCARLETnGREY likes this.
  7. esn

    esn Well-Known Member
    68

    Dec 21, 2009
    566
    48
    68
    construction
    South Jersey
    They will only market products that need it not ones that are selling. In advertising you only market when needed especially in this economy. The droid incredible will sell itself for the most part.
     
  8. Rubik76

    Rubik76 Well-Known Member
    93

    Feb 10, 2010
    546
    158
    93
    There are availability issues with Incredible, and a surplus of Droids. The two phones have the same functionality, so they aren't losing anything by advertising an older device.
     
  9. tsanuri

    tsanuri Well-Known Member
    68

    Apr 5, 2010
    541
    44
    68
    They have paid alot of money to Lucas films to use the name Droid. They will market that name not the one they did not have to pay to use.
     
  10. travisvn1

    travisvn1 Member
    35

    Feb 25, 2010
    21
    0
    35
    IT
    San Diego, CA
    They still have to pay those fees it is called the DROID Incredible
     
  11. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)
    VIP Member
    333

    With the amount of money they've invested into the Moto Droid, they want to make sure they have maximized their returns. Also, as others have stated, if they start advertising the Incredible, what happens to the remaining Moto Droids? Remember, they were on a BOGO sale, so VZW was essentially giving them away at half off. Once they clear stock, I'm sure we'll see more advertising (we are STILL seeing advertising for the Moto Droid even though the release date was almost 6 months ago, so VZW has plenty of time to push the Incredible)
     
  12. ryanx27

    ryanx27 Well-Known Member
    38

    Mar 27, 2010
    91
    11
    38
    1) AMOLED supply chain issues are causing shortages of the Incredible

    2) Motorola pays Verizon to air the Droid commercials featuring the Moto Droid. Maybe if HTC starts ponying up ad cash, Verizon will start running Incredible commercials on TV.
     
  13. wonderbread

    wonderbread Well-Known Member
    113

    Oct 28, 2009
    703
    297
    113
    Personally I don't mind seeing moto droid commercials. They are about 100x better than suffering through those "this is what i did with mah iphone today" commercials.


    Has this been reported some place?
     
  14. ksfrogman

    ksfrogman Member
    36

    May 8, 2010
    12
    8
    36
    I too have seen commercials for the HTC "Droid" Incredible by Verizon, but they certainly do not compare with the Moto Droid ones that looked like mini-movie trailers.
     
  15. DonDraper

    DonDraper Well-Known Member
    63

    Apr 5, 2010
    226
    30
    63
    Windows System Admin
    South
    Why? They are out of stock with phones. I don't think they need much advertising... :thinking:
     
  16. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)
    VIP Member
    333

    Why would Motorola pay VZW when VZW depends on their products to get contracts? Where did you see this? I'm pretty sure most, if not all, advertising is through VZW's budget.
     
  17. LancerzEvo

    LancerzEvo Well-Known Member
    36

    Feb 27, 2010
    105
    7
    36
    Bay Area, CA
    The Droid Eris commercials were pushed by HTC not Verizon. Maybe HTC will promote the Droid Incredible as well?
     
  18. DenverRalphy

    DenverRalphy Well-Known Member
    53

    May 1, 2010
    440
    85
    53
    Aurora CO
    I see Droid Incredible marketing all the time. I think most people are just used to the Moto Droid commercials and don't realize they're watching a commercial for the Incredible. They look very similar.
     
  19. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)
    VIP Member
    333

    This may be true for the Eris, however, it did not apply to the Moto Droid. There was a figure floating around on the net about how much VZW spent (I believe around $100 million?) on advertising.
     
  20. tsanuri

    tsanuri Well-Known Member
    68

    Apr 5, 2010
    541
    44
    68

    Yes but if they just advertise Droid they pay the fee for the license and anyone that comes into the store and asks for a Droid the sales person can show them all the phones in the line. It makes perfect sense.
     
  21. nunyabizness

    nunyabizness Well-Known Member
    68

    Mar 24, 2010
    264
    103
    68
    Female
    O-H...I-O
    I hear commercials on the highest rated morning show in the state (which, curiously, is sponsored by AT&T!), see them on TV, and there's even an ad in the current issue of Marie Claire - haven't seen an ad in a woman's magazine for a specific phone for awhile until this!
     
  22. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member
    213

    Apr 13, 2010
    3,688
    761
    213
    Planet Earth

    Pocket change.

    They spent $55 billion dollars nationally since 2009 on 3g towers.

    Now they want to switch to 4g already?

    Ouch.
     
  23. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member
    213

    Apr 13, 2010
    3,688
    761
    213
    Planet Earth
    Since 2000**
     
  24. gbenj

    gbenj Well-Known Member
    43

    Apr 8, 2010
    222
    35
    43
    NY
    The phones are gone in the northeast, at least thats what ive heard.

    However, I'm watching the Yanks game tonight, theyre in detroit, and theres a verizon sign on the right field wall that says "The NEW Droid Incredible"

    So they appear to be advertising it at comerica.

    And I have started to see commercials for it more often on TV. Not very frequent, but starting to pick up I think. In upstate NY at least.
     
  25. DonDraper

    DonDraper Well-Known Member
    63

    Apr 5, 2010
    226
    30
    63
    Windows System Admin
    South
    I give this thread a 1 star rating, because 0 wasn't available!
     

Share This Page

Loading...