Billboard Disrupted

When a giant technology company releases an innovative new product, the creative community must experiment with it to see what the technology can do, and how it might be used to entertain or inform customers. McCann Lima, for one, has Google’s Cardboard figured out. The agency created a breakthrough sampling program and virtual-reality experience for […]

No One Reads Long Copy

Folkoperan, an opera house in Stockholm, is currently presenting God Disguised (Förklädd gud), a lyrical suite composed in 1940 by Swedish composer Lars-Erik Larsson to lyrics by Hjalmar Gullberg. The production features EU citizens who helped promote the show by holding signs about their performance and offering free tickets to passers-by. This is what happened: […]

You Can Rest Now. O&M Has Integrated Marketing for the Digital Age All Figured Out.

Sampling is the oldest play in the book. Sampling works where ads do not, because people often need to “see it to believe it,” or taste it, as the case may be. Take Coke Zero. How can it possibly be as good as full-calorie Coca-Cola? The idea defies logic. It’s a problem that requires new […]

Content Overload Warning: Don’t Make Me Read This

Remember a few years ago when Guerilla was a big deal? Then Buzz and Word-of-Mouth were all the rage. Then Social Media. Now, it’s Content’s day in the sun. Problem is, the sun is a blistering force that withers all memes and movements alike. There’s enough content. Please stop. — Reeder (@thatreeder) April 9, 2013 […]

TNT’s Belgium Video Blows Up Big

I have to admit, I’m usually nonplussed by videos like this showing guerrilla stunts, but this one, done in Belgium for TNT, is pretty fun: With over 5 million hits, it’s certainly spread beyond Belgium. The townspeople watching all this don’t seem to have much of a reaction. And with the unfurling of the banner […]

Will “Occupy Madison Avenue” Have Well Art Directed Signs?

Thanks to George Tannenbaum at Ad Aged for posting this amusing leaflet he got this morning. I can definitely get behind that last point of protest. I’m sure if this develops into anything, genuine or snarky, we’ll hear more about it.

The Mafia Might Whack You But San Francisco Will Sue You

Here’s a guerrilla marketing stunt gone bad. From SFGate.com: L.A.-based Davis Elen Advertising has taken responsibility for last week’s advertising stunt for the Las Vegas version of the Mafia Wars online game. The advertising company glued dozens of fake $25,000 bills to city sidewalks to build “buzz” for the popular game, produced by Zynga Game […]

Ask For Permission, Or Ask For Forgiveness?

Jim Edwards of BNET is reporting on a PR stunt by Bavaria beer during the Holland v. Denmark World Cup game. 36 “Bavaria Beer Babes” got into the game disguised as Denmark supporters until they stripped down to their orange dresses, but they didn’t wear any beer logos. All they did was wear orange, the […]