Apple Expands Apple Watch Marketing Efforts With New Multi-Page Spread in Vogue Magazine

Apple appears to be gearing up for a big marketing push for the Apple Watch ahead of its April launch, featuring the device on several magazine covers. The Apple Watch made its U.S. magazine cover debut earlier this month in the March issue of Self, and it's also being featured in a multi-page spread in the March issue of Vogue.

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The Apple Watch is shown on multiple pages of the magazine, depicting different watch casings and band designs in clean ads that feature nothing but the Apple Watch itself. The images are actual size, giving readers an idea of how big the watch is in real life.

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There's a heavy focus on Apple Watch bands, several of which are depicted in close up images that show off details on their construction. The Milanese Loop is featured on one page, while the navy-colored Leather Loop is shown on another page. The Apple Watch sport with a green band is also shown, as is the fitness interface for one of the Apple Watch's built-in fitness apps. Yet another page features the rose gold Apple Watch Edition with a Rose Gray Modern Buckle band.

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It's likely that several other publications beyond Self and Vogue will be featuring the Apple Watch in the coming weeks as the device's April launch date approaches. Apple has targeted fashion and fitness markets thus far, and is expected to market the Apple Watch to a wide range of potential customers.

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Up until this month, Apple's Apple Watch marketing has been somewhat reserved, limited to an appearance at Parisian fashion boutique Colette in September and the Vogue China cover in October, but the company appears prepared to begin more serious marketing efforts.

As we reported last month, Apple asked some developers creating content for the Apple Watch to have their apps completed by mid-February, possibly to have apps ready to go for marketing purposes or an upcoming event. Apple also invited select developers to its Cupertino headquarters to put the finishing touches on Apple Watch apps and the company may be preparing to launch a series of Apple Watch popup stores in various locations around the world.

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70 months ago
I've always liked Apple's print ads. They're so simple, and so bold.
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70 months ago
Beautiful adverts. When I design ads like that my clients asked me why I haven't used up all that free space that they're paying for. :o
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70 months ago
Apple has continually pushed the fashion item aspect of the watch because for many consumers, that is what the Apple Watch will be. This is also why Apple can get away with charging $5,000 or more for the Edition line of watches, because the people that buy the Edition, and many of the people who buy the Sport or Classic Apple Watch, do not want a small phone on their wrist, they want a device that makes people ask "what is that?"

Apple is correct in pursuing this goal. The Apple Watch will appeal to the average, every day, my-phone-does-everything-I-need-it-to-do person, while simultaneously giving a nod to the tech crowd. It can be used for fashion as much as function.

That is the genius of the Apple Watch: anyone can use it, so everyone will want it.
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70 months ago
They sure are exited about those bands..
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70 months ago
The images are actual size

Those bands are humongous! :D
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70 months ago
Love how Apple let's the product do the talking.
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