Flipping the Script: Samsung Outspends Apple in Advertising
It's money well spent. Samsung's "The Next Big Thing" ad campaign is now familiar to most people, and as a result, it's selling more smartphones in the U.S. than Apple. According to comScore, Samsung's share of the smartphone market towards the end of 2012 was more than 8 percent higher than Apple's.
In addition to heavy spending on ads, Samsung was aggressive in getting its devices into the hands of all four major carriers. The Galaxy S III, for example, is carried by AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, and to prevent confusion, Samsung made all four use the same name.
Looking ahead, Samsung is likely to keep spending big bucks on advertising, especially as it gets ready to launch its highly anticipated Galaxy S IV handset.