Go Boring Go

Young + Rubicam/SoCal has launched a contest for Toshiba pitting two small towns against one another–Boring, OR vs. Normal, IL.

According to OC Weekly, the idea is to have viewers decide which town becomes more exciting thanks to Toshiba laptops, with the winning town receiving $15,000 in technology upgrades for their local school system.
Learn more at BoringVsNormal.com (which forwards to a MySpace page). Y+R is also making Twitter updates, although not on a page dedicated to the promotion.

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.

Comments

  1. Now THAT’S a fun idea. I love how the money is pretty boring too. $15K is kinda just meh.