This one is a one from us. Cerveza Indio probably has one of the best brand stories in Mexico, as its original name was "Cuautehmoc" (an aztec king), but apparently nobody called the product (a bottle of beer) by that name but by referring to it as "El indio" ("The indian", because of the character on the label). And in the end, the brand decided to rename itself as "Indio".
In the spirit of that, the brand releases every year some special editions with different labels, trying to pay a tribute to that mexican urban culture that inspired its name, so "Etiquetas" is a website containing some stories we created for each label, i.e., the "Loteria" ("lottery") one:
You can check the other ones at "Etiquetas" website.
A misterious character is looking for the world's best bartender in this series of beautiful short-films from Bacardi, True Originals. Here is the second one, "The Hummingbird", check the previous link to see updates and more content.
Dulux "Let's colour" campaign is trying to transform, through color, all that abandoned and boring places that sometimes surround us. Besides the two sites, this is the tv-commercial presenting the whole thing:
The touch of sense of humour you won't expect from such a traditional game like Trivial Pursuit: to promote the latest version of the game they launched an online challenge that cashes on a neverending rivalry. Can women prove they are smarter than men? And viceversa?
The game is fun (if you have an all-knowing personality :-) and also the video launched to support the action has the potential to generate quite a lot of buzz, especially because it cashes on images that are already pretty popular/successful.
Kiteboarding brand F.One has recently launched a new website to promote its Bandit kites. The site takes the users throughout the exploration of a virtual city where different shops offer different kind of information: the cinema shows a short movie featuring the F.One team, a garage is the place to find out about "safe" kitesurfing and the lab is the place to go to discover F.One innovation.
At first sight I said, wow, very nice work, but after browsing around for a bit I realized the whole things wasn't as good as it could have been.
Lynx in Australia has launched a new OTP/microsite that takes the user through a series of websites (although it's really just one faux site) that links in to the next site and so on... It's been very well produced and has mini game elements throughout the play-through. I remember seeing a great execution for Lynx shower gel a while back which was a story about a dude who gets kidnapped by hot chicks and you need to decide the path at the end of each section. I did really like it and watched it all the way through. Take a look.
After the Halo 3 one, another game with an energized teaser trailer, the new version of one of the most popular car racing games ever: Need for Speed. The formula, quite simple again, once you upload your picture (or not) you can get to a video where you live the experience of being a real pilot, i think that it works well with the game fans (funny that if you upload a photo you sign an autograph for one girl, but it you don't upload anything she kisses you)
Dutch beer brand Amstel just released an interesting brand utility, named Teamlink. It's an application designed for (Dutch) amateur football players, in support of their team and weekly matches. It features official local competition details as fixtures, tables and results, but also non-official information uploaded by the players themselves. The app can be embedded within social media or at the team's website, which makes it very accessible with high viral potential. Combined with a football minded nation (over 1 million amateur football players on 15 million people), I feel this can be a huge success. Hopefully Teamlink will proof that facilitating an online community is not only credible, but can also be very lucrative.
In Japan, Sony has recently launched an amusing project to drive attention around the upcoming release of the new PS3. How does you face look like while you play videogames? Have you got the best "game face"? You can start comparing yourself to a bunch of Japanese videogame players by visiting www.playface.jp or watching the commercials below.
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