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Samsung has stopped airing Galaxy Note 7 commercials on TV

With all the bad press Samsung has been getting recently you would expect the company to go on a marketing blitz to reassure its customers and entice more people to purchase its products. It isn’t exactly doing that at the moment if the Galaxy Note 7 is considered. It turns out that Samsung has stopped airing Galaxy Note 7 commercials on TV even on home turf in South Korea, you can expect this to be the case in other markets as well.

One of the reasons why it may have stopped airing commercials for its new flagship smartphone is that sales of the Galaxy Note 7 have been suspended for over a week now. Samsung will not be resuming sales across the globe until it has enough inventory to replace all Galaxy Note 7 units that have been already shipped, some expect that sales might not be resumed until next month. It doesn’t make sense to air commercials for a product that you’re not currently selling.

KBS, MBC and SBS are the three top broadcasting stations in South Korea and on Samsung’s request, they have stopped airing commercials of the Galaxy Note 7. The ad slots Samsung had already purchased are now being used to run commercials for its other products like TVs and refrigerators.

Samsung poured a lot of time and resources into developing a big marketing campaign for the Galaxy Note 7 before the handset was launched and it’s now having to pull it due to the recall. We can expect Samsung to go on a marketing blitz once the recall is done with, but some argue that the damage to the Galaxy Note 7’s image is permanent, so Samsung would be better off by launching the Galaxy S8 earlier than schedule.

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asbogdan
asbogdan

It seems a decent exact answer eludes samsungs understanding of what they owe to their loyal customers. ” we will deliver starting x ” just doesn’t cut it anymore. They should give us a more exact timeframe for every country and subsequent carrier. I don’t even know how much longer I am stuck on a friends phone with a prepay sim just because they do not care to answer. THIS IS QUALITY SUPPORT FOR SOMEBODY WILLING TO PAY YOU 850 euros SAMSUNG!!!!! Better of with Apple. At least they deliver on time.

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

Delivery in the Netherlands seems to be postponed to at least the end of October…

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vbx

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vbx
vbx

How in the world did this happened?

Did Samsung source the battery from a 3rd party? If so, they need to be investigated. Could be sabotage. I mean, look at the timing. Just b4 the iPhone 7 release.

Also, this should be a wakeup call for Samsung. Instead of “rushing” to beat Apple to the release party, they need to take their time and make sure it’s PERFECT.

warlockba
warlockba

It was no 3rd party battery – those were fine. As Samsung stated, Samsung SDI was the manufacturer of the faulty parts.

Hoggington
Hoggington

All reviews and “best of” lists need to be modified as well.

You can’t have a phone that’s under a global recall….still have a review on a site, saying it’s the best thing since sliced bread.

Sammobile… time to officially remove your review and endorsement of the Note 7.

mantaka
mantaka

Why not? After 2-4 weeks it will be again the best thing that happened

j2001m
j2001m

What are you on about, the phone is being changed over for an ok ver with an ok battey, within days

Talalkh
Talalkh

I review should not be modified. Too many sites (including many news sites) change things (even the “news”) without properly marking it. The fact that a problem has been found and is getting fixed does not change the initial impression/review. In fact it says something when the company behind the product actually does the right and expensive thing, rather than claiming that users “did something wrong”. Samsung’s behavior is actually impressive and a good thing. Samsung has been put back on my list of phone manufacturers to look at for my next device, because they appear to be standing behind… Read more »