Looking In The MySpace Mirror

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USA TODAY is running a piece about brands trying to recreate the success of MySpace. Coca-Cola appears to be the most successful imitator to date.

More than 8 million people average five hours per month on the site, where they can write about their favorite bands, mix and share music, chat and upload short videos. They can post under “vegos” — pseudonyms, short for “virtual egos” — and rack up points to buy Coke products.

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.