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By Joe Kukura on Dec 17, 2014

Tough times at Samsung these days as profits are down a whopping 74 percent in their mobile division and 60 percent across the company. But despite Samsung selling fewer smartphones and mobile devices, they've got a little silver lining in this season of "Silver Bells." People love the commercials for these Samsung phones whose sales are lagging. A Mountain View, California company called Ace Metrix puts out an annual report of the year's top tech TV ads based on viewer polling of "creative attributes such as Persuasion, Likeability, Information, Attention, Change, Relevance, Desire and Watchability." More than 500 viewers were polled and Samsung mobile device commercials took both the No. 1 and No. 2 spots for top tech commercials of the year. Overall, Samsung won seven spots in the top 1

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