Mar 03

Apple’s share of the U.S. PC market jumped to 8.1% in the third quarter of 2007, a 37% increase from the previous year.  One reason for Apple’s surging success is its catchy “Hello, I’m a Mac” commercials starring Justin Long as “Mac” and John Hodgman as “PC”:

 

As you might expect, these successful Mac vs. PC commercials have spawned a legion of spin-offs and parodies. 
 

United Kingdom

Did you know Apple customizes its commercials for each region?  Check out “The Naughty Step” commercial showing in the U.K.:

 

Japan

And the Japanese Ninja version:

 

Christmas Animation

Apple used stop-motion animation to honor the classic Christmas TV shows:

 

South Park

Speaking of animation, here is the South Park version:

   

Web Ad

This commercial never made it on TV:

    

Parody

Comic Chris Elliott busts on file sharing:

  

PC’s Revenge

In this animated parody, PC finally gets its revenge:

 

Political

In the upcoming U.S. presidential elections, the Democrats represent change, and what better way to show “change” than with a Mac?

  

Anti-Mac

Rumor has it this funny anti-Mac rant originally inspired the Mac vs. PC ads (warning–adult language):

 

Mac in Love

And in real life, the “Mac” guy is apparently in love with the “E.T.” girl, Drew Barrymore:

Drew Barrymore and Justin Long

“Mac phone home…”

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Article published on March 3, 2008




7 Responses to “Hello, I’m a Mac”

  1. Irishman Says:

    These are so good that I am seriously considering a Mac for my next computer. Name another ad campaign that has affected the American lingo so much. The last one that I can think of is the Tastes Great / Less Filling wars of a decade plus ago.

  2. Lithuanianman Says:

    Nice adds 🙂 Love them

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  7. My Mac is Running Slow Says:

    Hello i’m Mac, lol was all great marketing, I remember these ads and I think it was around that time I switched. Once you go Mac you never go back… And now my Mac is running slow sigh…

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