(Correction: The name “Droid” was originally misspelled in the headline.)
Verizon Wireless is bringing its considerable marketing and promotional resources to bear on the Droid Razr from Motorola Mobility, kicking off an advertising blitz this week for a gadget that the once-mighty cellphone maker hopes will make a splash this feastive season.
The campaign launched ironically just a few hours after Verizon’s executives were honored guests at a splashy event to launch ReZound, a rival phone from HTC (pictured on the left). “Today we’re focused predominantly focused on Rezound“, Verizon Wireless spokesman Howard Waterman said.
But he went on to describe how Verizon Wireless will kick off sci-fi style teaser television ads for the latest Motorola phone that same evening. While Verizon is offering several new phones for the holidays, it plans to promote Motorola’s ahead of rivals Apple Inc’s iPhone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus – and HTC’s Rezound.
Razr “is clearly going to be the phone we’ll focus on and have tremendous adertising weight on in the fourth quarter,” said Waterman.