Apple to make Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan an Indian brand ambassador - report

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  • Reply 21 of 31
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 20,238member
    Brilliant move by Apple.
  • Reply 22 of 31
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 20,238member
    cnocbui said:
    I have a suspicion that the Indian government had a bit more in mind than employing one person part-time, who hardly needs the work, as a condition for allowing them to dump used iPhones on the Indian market.
    I have a suspicion that you do not know what the phrase "they're not substitutes" means.
  • Reply 23 of 31
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 5,778member
    maestro64 said:
    Ask Samsung and Motorola how well it work for them getting big time Stars to be their brand ambassadors.
    To be fair... their "brand ambassadors" were always caught using iPhones.  How often do you hear (if ever) of an Apple ambassador getting caught using a Samsung?
  • Reply 24 of 31
    kiowavtkiowavt Posts: 88member
    First photo I have seen of him without his 12-pack abs showing. Did not recognize him. :)
  • Reply 25 of 31
    sreesree Posts: 140member
    FIrstly, it is a very good move. He is very popular, and he has done something similar for Hyundai Cars (known as Kia in the US) in India. A company entering the indian market with their first car in 1998 are today the second largest car maker in india. And Shah Rukh Khan played an important role in marketing it to the indians. He has the recognition and brand value to do this.

    Now that that is done, coming to shah rukh khan, he is horrible !! He is like Tom Cruise on steroids, and his acting and his movies are amazingly atrocious!!! 
  • Reply 26 of 31
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,001member
    Steph Curry is a "brand ambassador" for Apple? Since when?
    Who would be a better brand ambassador for India then someone with Curry as their last name?   :D
  • Reply 27 of 31
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 23,256member
    OOPS, I guess Shah Khan is an Apple Ambassador...

    ... until he isn't.  Another rumor biting the dust?
    edited June 2016
  • Reply 28 of 31
    SoliSoli Posts: 10,031member
    Soli said:
    "Hello, I'm a Mac."
    "And I'm an Untouchable."
    I realize you're trying to be cute and possibly funny, but that's a fucking moronic post. 
    I support your right to defend the caste system, but I also reserve the right to lampoon it for its inherent bigotry.
    SpamSandwich
  • Reply 29 of 31
    the.bear said:
    So the Shah Rukh Khan's advertising campaign versus ... Sundar Pichai and his effort to train 2 million Android programmers in India by 2018. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Google-to-train-two-million-Android-developers-Sundar-Pichai/articleshow/50219545.cms It will be curious 5 years from now to see to what extent each approach yields fruit for its respective platforms. Google's previous India strategy, Android One, was a massive failure but that was not a Pichai project.
    Pichai's project to train 2 million Android developers seems to be the better idea of the two. It's a country that buys based on price not based on celebrity endorsements. Therefore automatically people will be buying more Android devices and then creating an environment with so many developers will make it that much more favourable to buy an Android device. 

    I think Apple needs to learn more about how the India market works rather than just hoping that brand status and marketing will do the trick.
  • Reply 30 of 31
    gatorguy said:
    Steph Curry is a "brand ambassador" for Apple? Since when?
    I think it was just an ad or two, but perhaps that's what is meant by a "brand ambassador" in this story? If so then the new guy is doing some Indian TV ads for Apple? 
    He is not a new guy, you can search the biggest actor of the world and see what you got. He is an inspiration to me. He is just amazing.
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