Adidas Cancels $10 Million iAd Campaign Because Jobs is a Control Freak?

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Adidas has reportedly canceled a $10+ million iAd campaign because Steve Jobs is too much of a control freak, according to BusinessInsider.

Adidas supposedly pulled its $10+ million ad campaign from the iAd program because Apple CEO Steve Jobs was being too much of a control freak. According to one industry exec, Adidas decided to cancel its iAds after Apple rejected its creative concept for the third time.

In August it was reported that advertisers are becoming increasingly frustrated at the slow start of the iAd network due to Apple's tight control of the ad-making process. Apple is not allowing companies to develop their own ads yet; rather, it has an internal team that is responsible for producing the creatives.

At the time, Chanel was thought to have pulled their campaign and now it seems Adidas has joined them.

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carlsbadBOY - October 4, 2010 at 10:47pm
\"F\" Adidas. It\'s a german company that acquires American companies and layoff the american workforce. They did it with Taylormade, Reebok and Ashworth. I will no longer purchase anything from adidas, taylormade, reebok or ashworth. not a single cent goes to an american company when you buy this crap. I\'m now buying Nike, Converse and Callaway.
Sunil Issac - October 4, 2010 at 6:17am
Hey,Android is no way near apple ios... And now every other company is copying exactly what Apple does... Now I cant imagine a phone without the multitouch... Remember HTC and Google copied it without shame and never bothered to ask Apple for their patent technology... And listen to the series of ipads from other companies that are being launched... And the giant windows mobile recognised that they were not focused on customer,but on carriers only after the success story of apple! No one else other than apple cared for user friendly OS updates or phones before Apple made Iphone... So be ashamed to blame apple for their deeds and be happy with whichever other mobiles you own...
Gabe - October 3, 2010 at 7:55am
I use my ifart app to fart in your direction. Take that android freaks. For real now, look how apple kick-started this whole phone biz. I\'m sure they are not sitting still, they are always working on the \"next\" big thing. Can\'t stop the big wheels of apple. Cheers
KnightHawk - October 3, 2010 at 9:29am
Enough man! Now get going! Apple will do everything for your life! Happy? Sick!
Joe Cole - October 3, 2010 at 12:26am
No Kidding! You don\'t say!
KnightHawk - October 2, 2010 at 4:25pm
Apple era is over! Android era begins!
Serg - October 2, 2010 at 4:35pm
Android??? I can only laugh at that. Android is got long ways to go to get to where Apple is at?
DinkoolDarling - October 2, 2010 at 4:51pm
Good! Keep laughing.. by the time you stop and fart, android will do something revolutionary. ;) I had this iphone shit for 3 years! .. with great expectation bought the iPhone 4! terrible disappointment.. Pre-ordered the HTC DESIRE HD! Hulk is there!
Serg - October 2, 2010 at 5:28pm
From your reply I hear a low life getto so I now see why Android appeals to you much better.
Kevin Nunez - October 2, 2010 at 5:42pm
As an iPhone user, I agree that Android will eventually overtake the iPhone with the wide expansion of markets it\'s making. But my question to you - if you hate the iPhone so much and love Android, what the hell are you doing on a mostly Apple-centralized blog?
Sergi - October 2, 2010 at 5:57pm
Totally agree
Jasim Javed - October 2, 2010 at 6:50pm
Which Android are you talking about? One comes with HTC phones which has Sense UI or the Android Motorola ships with their crappy phones, mixed with their MotoBlur thingy. Are you talking about that ugly-interfaced stock Android from Google?? Theres a modified Android that runs on some MP3 players. So lets first decide what Android are you talking about then we\'ll see if that thing comes even close to beat iOS.
Hithere - October 2, 2010 at 7:41pm
A bunch of apple freaks! like parasites! Before you conclude, I own an iPhone 4 32 gig and have been using iphones from the time they came in to existence. But I was fascinated by looking at and operating the new Desire HD at the London Event. To be frank, the handset felt so futuristic whereas i definitely I feel my iphone 4 was lagging behind on some way or the other. iOS for sure is fantastic but I dont see futur for apple if they dont do something more from now. Has anyone above have ever used android for a month or two?! If yes then you wouldn\'t be giving immature replies! Please don\'t be obsessed by the iPhone.. I like my iphone 4 but it definitely does not satisfy my needs when the android market is being so open and highly customisable.
Harper - October 2, 2010 at 7:45pm
Well said! Makes sense.
DinkoolDarling - October 2, 2010 at 7:48pm
@ Kevin Nunez I am using an iPhone 4 :)
DinkoolDarling - October 2, 2010 at 7:50pm
@ Serg I am poor enough to own two iphone 4s, Galaxy S and have ordered 2 Desire HDs.. :) What a freakin low life eh :(
DT - October 2, 2010 at 9:34pm
@DinkoolDarling, @Hithere, @KnightHawk-- You sad, pathetic, powerless fools! You have to go to a Mac rumor site to work out your aggression and failures in life. I fart in your general direction... Take that!
JC - October 2, 2010 at 9:43pm
Whoa wat\'s with the violence? Chill, people, chill!
Serg - October 2, 2010 at 9:44pm
I agree with you! Farting is all you can do when you try comparing iPhone with a stinky android
Noman - October 4, 2010 at 1:55am
So what more you need to do with your phone than is already possible with iphone4? Do Apple need to rewamp the ui everyone is trying to copy to make ios look futuristic!? Hell im happy that i vpcan do so much with mobile phone corfortably that not missing anything... Maybe if Android will be able to do coffee in future i might think off swapping... At the moment the only advance they got over iphone is tweakability - that is if you are more into fiddling with the settings than using the phone itself. Android is just cheap copy of ios - a one for the nerds. Compare Windows to OSX and you get my point.
JohnJ - October 4, 2010 at 2:04am
The reason why these Android boys are on Apple-focuced forum is that they actually are Apple-user-wannabes. They come here to drool to the cool nice Apple related releases but also they ease their frustrations not been able to afford Apple products by trolling this Anti-Apple shit in every second news. Get a job so you can enjoy these fantastic Apple products. Written using my iPad :P
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