Why Just Check In, When You Can Check In And Win?

My friends at BFG Communications in Hilton Head Island (where I once worked) recently won the Buffalo Wild Wings’ social media marketing account. It didn’t take them long to strike. According to today’s New York Times, Buffalo Wild Wings is embarking on a geolocation campaign, called “Home Court Advantage,” in hopes of engaging customers at […]

How Brands Might Steer “The Controller”

Wes Keltner of Gun has lots of ideas about how brands can best enter the new Kinect for XBOX 360 gaming space. “Gamers are a highly interactive, socially driven community of early adopters with acute sensitivity to bullshit,” advises Keltner. In other words, a brand can’t place a billboard inside a game and expect anything […]

War, Children, It’s Just A Shot Away

Sam Machkovech of The Atlantic doesn’t care for the TBWA\Chiat\Day-produced commercial above. I couldn’t have asked for a more disappointing game-related ad. These aren’t the video games I play. Even at their highest levels of action and violence, video games play like sophisticated games of Cops & Robbers. They’re silly; they require colorful, funny-shaped controllers; […]

Jets Bring The Game (And Their Social Strategy) To Facebook

The New York Jets, with help from Arkadium, have entered the social gaming space on Facebook, with the launch of Ultimate Fan. From rooting for their favorite team to predicting game scores to holding a virtual tailgate with fans all over the country, there is a component of the game for everyone, no matter which […]

Someone Tell Bjork, Iceland’s Full Of Fake Guitars Now

To the surprise of my friends, I don’t own/play Guitar Hero or Rock Band. I suppose I’d like it, I just never got the inclination to spend money on a fake guitar with no strings. Apparently the folks at PowerGig, makers of a real six-string guitar that’s also designed for video game use, feel the […]

American Family Is Pioneering Trackable Advertainment, Proving That It Helps Sell insurance

American Family Insurance has no gecko, but they the company’s marketing pros do have a clue. According to Ad Age, the brand’s content play, “In Gayle We Trust,” is now entering its second season with an even stronger focus on targeting and tracking new customers. American Family is also bring gaming to the forefront with […]

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