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The Sony Walkman celebrates 40 years reviewing its history

Sony Walkman celebra 40 años

The Sony Walkman celebrates 40 years of innovation.

Before Apple and Samsung, the technology was dominated by other companies. An era where hardware predominated over software, and companies fought to bring to the market the most innovative product possible. Thus, their competence made them evolve in order to reach the technological products we have now, where software dominates before hardware. Along the way have been overshadowed brands such as Panasonic, Sanyo, Phillips and Sony in favor of new players such as Apple, Samsung or Xiaomi.

One of these iconic and revolutionary products was the Sony Walkman. Its impact is only comparable to that of the iPhone in the smartphone sector. Now, the Walkman turns 40 with a nostalgic video of the popular Japanese gadget.

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TOP5: Sony best commercials of history

Best Sony Commercials of History

We analyzed the best ads throughout the Sony’s history

To talk about Sony is to talk about history. In 1946 Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita decided to set up a company to create and repair electronic equipment. From there was born the Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation, aka Totsuko.

They continued to operate until 1958 when they began to use the Sony brand, a word fruit of the combination of several concepts: From the Latin “sonus” and “sonny boy” of the popular expression that describes a free and avant-garde person in Japan. Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita began to expand their knowledge to create new markets.

Step by step they created a brand that reflected the vanguard of the Japanese country and became a reference company. It is known that Steve Jobs took Sony as a role model for Apple. Its minimalist aesthetics, sober design and corporate responsibility are elements that we can recognize in the Apple of this days.

The Walkman, Discman, Handycam, Playstation or the Triniton TV are some of the most memorable products created by the Tokyo company. And like big products, they needed big advertising campaigns. Today we are going to analyze the five best ads from Sony throughout the history.

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Top Commercials of history: “Bouncing Balls”, by Sony

Top Commercials of History: "Bouncing Balls" by Sony

We analyze the best commercial of the first decade of this century: “Bouncing Balls”, by Sony.

It was the year 2005 when Sony launched its Bravia TV, whose colors were unrivaled in the products of the competition. And his advertising campaign was not going to be left behind. The campaign “Color like no other” marked a turning point in the world of advertising, the kick-off to what we know today as “Branded Content” bringing together dozens of bloggers taking photos at the set.

More than 250,000 colored balls were used and the budget exceeded 25 million dollars. The objective? create a strong visual impact but convey a simple message: “Color like no others”. Today, in our top commercials of history, we analyze Sony’s “Bouncing Balls”: The best commercial of the decade.

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Spider-man grabs coffee in a Starbucks

To promote ‘Spider-Man Homecoming’, Sony Pictures and Starbucks have done this fun hidden camera prank in New York.

Spider-man grabs coffee in a Starbucks. The last marketing action of Sony Pictures to promote the Spider-man movie is a prank with hidden camera in New York.

Is there anything more normal than Spider-man grabs coffee at a Starbucks? The superhero of Queens has been willing to scare the customers of this coffee shop in New York.

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