The New York Times and Adfreak are highlighting this self-promo campaign from Ogilvy One. Ogilvy execs apparently believe that salesmanship is a lost art. One they intend to find and revive. Rory Sutherland, vice chairman for the British operations of Ogilvy & Mather, said, “There’s an interesting case to be made that advertising has strayed […]
According to Ad Age, Kraft Foods has scored a hit for its Lacta chocolate bar in Greece by crowdsourcing a 27-minute branded-entertainment film, involving the audience in everything from writing the story to casting the film and styling the actors. Lacta “Love in Action” – η ταινία from LactaFilms on Vimeo. The plan was to […]
Shannon Stephaniuk of Glossy was just saying the other day how tired she is of Doritos’ user generated videos. So when her friend, director Aleysa Young, shared her spot for Doritos Viralcity, she was worried that she’d hate it. But she didn’t.
The Rocket Project, created for Sony by 180/Los Angeles is world’s most literal product launch. Eight high school science students are being given Sony VAIO CW series laptops to design and build a high power rocket. The rocket will be 25 feet tall, weigh over 500 pounds and be capable of reaching the stratosphere. It […]
Walgreens is asking consumers to send in photos of themselves kissing as part of the chain’s Valentine’s Day promotion. Starting today, couples can upload their best kissing photo online at shareakiss.walgreens.com, or get their picture taken in-person at One Times Square. The image will then appear for all to see in Times Square. The billboard […]
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Pepsi isn’t going to air any commercials during the Super Bowl this year, but Frito-Lay, the $12 billion unit of PepsiCo will, via their annual consumer generated Crash the Super Bowl campaign. Last year, two unemployed brothers from Batesville, Indiana received $1million from the Frito-Lay’s Doritos brand for trumping the Madison Avenue-made commercials and ranking […]
Sony’s Singing in the Car campaign relies on consumers vetted by a contest, not actors, in the following spot to promote the nav-u, a vehicle navigation system. According to Japan Trends, the nav-u has all the usual map and GPS functions, plus live updates on traffic and congestion. It can also be taken in and […]