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 […]
Consumer Generated Media
California Travel and Tourism Commission is working hard to entice Brits to the Golden State via its new consumer-generated video promotion, California Calling. And what better organic carrot to dangle than the chance to be on TV!? This particular pitch also has an old-fashioned sweeps–the winner gets a seven-day VIP experience in Tinsel Town. Here’s […]
Want to create a new flavor of vitaminwater? Great. The brand is asking its fans to help develop the next vitaminwater flavor which will be sold in stores in the spring of 2010. [via Make the Logo Bigger]
The other day I mentioned that I’d look into Ed Cotton’s claim that Unilever brand, Peperami, dropped their agency of record in favor of a more democratic process. Indeed, they did. The pork sausage snack brand is now teamed with Idea Bounty of South Africa to crowdsource the concept for an upcoming campaign. Unilever has […]
According to The Boston Globe, Arnold Worldwide convinced Boston University to make its marketing and advertising students availabe for a McCafe commercial. Officials at Arnold, which handles McDonald’s breakfast account, believed the ad could serve as a lesson for students. Crews from Redtree Productions, the company that Arnold worked with on the ad, fitted three […]
I like promotions where the winner gets something he or she would likely never attain without the help of the sponsoring brand. For instance, anyone can book a trip to Hawaii, but it takes some connections to book a recording studio and all the talent it takes to make a record. According to BrandWeek, retailer […]
Panasonic’s Next Generation talent competition is back. Winners can “bag a priceless work experience placement” at one of Panasonic’s “top creative agencies” as well as a 42″ Viera with freesat HD TV.
Have you noticed how consumer generated media and sales promotions are now best friends forever? To take part in Ford’s Fiesta Movement, upload a 2-5 minute video to YouTube, tag it “fiestamovement” then sumbit the YouTube URL to fiestamovement.com by midnight March 23, 2009. Here’s the promo’s Twitter page.
The following spec spot for Trader Joe’s was shot on a Treo by Carl’s Fine Films in San Francisco. [via The Ad Class at Cal State, Fullerton]
Hey, I know. Let’s get consumers to humiliate themselves on our behalf! According to The New York Times, that’s what Air New Zealand marketing execs were thinking when they commissioned 30 “cranial billboards,” made with henna on newly shaved heads. Maybe that’s why it’s called buzz marketing. For shaving their noggins and displaying the ad […]