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Welcome to London Heathrow Airport Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5

By Scorpus
May 16, 2014
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  1. Yep, the title of this article is not a joke: if you're heading to London's Heathrow International Airport in the next two weeks, you mind end up passing through Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5. That is to say, Samsung has used...

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  2. Well isn't that retarded.
     
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,929   +569

    They should have lavished that kind of money into the product itself, so it wouldn't be such a soporific update as it turned out to be.

    Reminds me of movie Hancock when the guys painted his campaign logo on the moon. Way to go, loud and ballsy, just nothing to do with the product's merits.
     
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,439   +557

    I generally don't take issue with 101 marketing tactics, but in-your-face product placement has become epidemic in recent years. I speculate that within the not-so-distant future, ad-free space becomes the next hottest product....and people will eagerly pay handsomely for it.
     
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,178   +764

    Disgusting. This is in really bad taste. You'd think they'd throw money around where it matters. Samsung has gone down a good few points in my book. After buying their phones for years now I'm gonna look elsewhere when replacement time comes.
    The world spent $1735 Billion on war in 2012 while it would take approximately $135 billion to totally eradicate poverty. Samsung's money wastage reminds me of it.
     
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  6. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Maniac Posts: 1,173   +243

    " That is to say, Samsung has used their gargantuan marketing budget to rebrand Terminal 5 to include the name of their flagship handset."

    So this Gargantuan marketing budget is what $10billion.... $100billion... $2.5trillion??? come on guys give us a number Gargantuan could mean $10 or even $30 so please update your article to provide the correct information before just baltantly writing stuff that isn't true.

    Remember its not a Gargantuan Budget if it doesnt exist...
     
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,178   +764

    Even if lavished the kind of money they wasted on the terminal on the product itself they would have still walked away with a healthy chunk of change. It's nothing short of absolute revulsion as far as I'm concerned. Check out my post below.
     
  8. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,929   +569

    Because wars make money, that's their sole purpose. Check out movie "The International", which explains very well how it works ;)
     
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,178   +764

    It's a really sick, materialistic world we live in where absolutely nothing but money counts. Welcome to the real world.
     
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  10. Apple users, please be careful as you will be immediately kicked-out from that terminal as soon as you enter Samsung terminal :D
     
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  11. Railman

    Railman TS Enthusiast Posts: 655   +95

    I don't mind providing they gave away a free S5 to each visitor to the airport!
     
     
  12. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,439   +557

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  13. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,026   +913

    Yeah this is hilarious.
     
  14. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,178   +764

    There's very little to laugh about. I'm not having a go at you JC but Samsung really disgusted me with their poor taste, ostentatious display of wealth:mad:. I think I'll look into Apples phones next. Wait... don't take that comment seriously. ;)
     
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