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#1 ACTIONpack

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 23:15

Established in 1963, Comcast is a global media and technology company and it operates two main businesses. The first, and what most people associate the company with, Comcast Cable — although it’s not called Comcast Cable, but Xfinity — which is the the largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider for residential and business use in the U.S. with a combined 50.8 million customers. Under the Comcast name there is also venture capital firm Comcast Ventures and sports and entertainment company Comcast-Spectacor. The other primary business is NBCUniversal, only one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies that manages the namesake television network and movie production company, as well as specialty channels like USA Network, Syfy, E!, CNBC, MSNBC, Bravo, and more. In other words, Comcast is huge and influential. Yesterday, without any fanfare or release, Comcast flipped the switch on a fancy new website that features a new corporate logo.

In an extremely surprising move, Comcast has adopted the NBC peacock as its own logo. This is mind-blowing for a number of reasons. (1) When NBCUniversal redesigned, the decision was made that this corporate mark should have neither the peacock nor Universal’s globe; a decision I commended and still do; and now you have a corporate name that doesn’t even include the word NBC and there, like a crown, it sits on top of Comcast. It’s impossible to look at the peacock and NOT think NBC, forcing you to read the logo as NBCComcast. (2) Moving the peacock into corporate territory where it now becomes an ambassador for a technician making you wait at home for a window of 4 hours to repair your cable or internet connection is absolutely counterproductive: The NBC peacock logo should stand for television entertainment alone and focus on elbowing its way back into its equally iconic networks logos and their ongoing rivalries. Diluting that brand — which stands for Today, the Olympics coverage, The Voice (hey, I don’t make the ratings), Parks and Recreation and all the way back to Seinfeld and Friends — in favor of corporate appearances feels like a mistake. And (3) just look at the Comcast logo and name line-up below: This is one of the most confusing brand architectures where names and logos are crudely interchangeable — it makes Mr. Potato Head look organized.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 23:30

Wow... what a clusterf*** of logos.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 23:45

Oh here's my try at it:

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 00:12

When I saw the logo, NBC was the first thing I thought too.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 00:23

When I saw the logo, NBC was the first thing I thought too.

It's inevitable unless of course you're just a plank of wood with two nails as eyes...

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:46

They probably hired the same people that MS used to pay for their branding...

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 13:54

They probably hired the same people that MS used to pay for their branding...

Well, at least Microsoft's new branding is consistent.
Shi**y and giving up a traditional logo (lol @ that), but still, at least consistent.

That crap above is just a mess.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 14:05

Hell I'm from England and even I thought of NBC as soon as I saw the logo. I didn't quite think "NBC Comcast" as I did "why is Comcast using NBC's logo"

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 14:13

Comcast...now with extra ****tyness.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 14:04

Not a good move in my opinion, their marketing is very fragmented now. As is the difference between Xfinity and Comcast is pretty confusing. 



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:41

Not a good move in my opinion, their marketing is very fragmented now. As is the difference between Xfinity and Comcast is pretty confusing. 

 

That is true it's very fragmented but Xfinity was done to think they were 2 companies because the bad PR Comcast has.



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:20

Comcast...now with extra ****tyness.

 

This. I had 600 ping on a good day when I lived in Nashville and I had them as an ISP. Tech came out and managed to knock out the whole apartment complex's cable/internet (around 700 some units) to fix it. FAIL. 

 

When I went to drop papers off at the leasing office the next morning it was jam packed full of people complaning. 

 

The ping problem still was never fixed. Neighbors were still complaining as well even as I was moving out of the place 2 months later! 

 

 

*Note I even changed modems, routers, cables, reinstalled OSes and everything. 

**Note also this was back in 2005



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:23

still looks better than yahoo's



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:25

Yep thier new logo is terribad and it looks like it's mad at you. 



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:20

I'd prefer just a hint of NBC...

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