MySkyStatus is a fine website-app by Profero NY that sends altitude, location, departure and arrival updates to your FB or Twitter account from the different flights you choose (in any airline). Ideal for those people who have to pick other people up at airports. Wouldn't be nice a mobile app for this?
Whether you like biking or not, you have to check this beautiful website called Ride Oregon (and done by Substance) Built for Travel Oregon agency with the intention on becoming the center of cycling in Oregon (US) and the best place in the country to ride a bike, it also works as a fantastic resource to do some tourism and visiting the whole state.
A couple of friends from Turkey yesterday sent me emails about a mysterious pitch launched by Turkish Airlines. Bits and pieces of the brief have been spread all around the so called social media, creating a puzzle that agencies are called to solve in order to participate into the pitch to win the global digital account.
Everything is in Turkish, so both the first content posted on Twitter and on Thumblr results for us impossible to unlock. Fortunately, two of the agencies participating in the challenge have opened dedicated blogs in English where they will share details about the unusual pitch for the next 15 days - check Voden here and 41-29 here
Turkish Airlines idea is definitely bizarre and maybe a bit complicated, but surely it's a smart way to test the agencies' skills in the social media right from the very beginning.
From Sweden a nice website to promote the online travel agency Travellink. It's an hybrid but interesting project that mixes an ability game with a quiz. Your goal is to race around the world balancing the cube where six different destinations are displayed. By moving the cube you roll the world ball making it bounce against the monuments while avoiding the lighting bolts. Every time you hit a monument your are prompted with a question about the country you are visiting.
It's an amusing experience, I like it in particular because it challenges the user with a smart navigation system (everything is explained during the loading screens - but of course it's in Swedish).
The agency is Smedby Digital. Thanks Brita for sharing it and explaining it to me :-)
Now, this is extremely weird. I can't find any other adjective to describe it if I want to keep an objective point of view at least in the introductory part of the post. In Belgium, the Flanders tourist board has launched "Clinique Scheelboute", the website of a medical center that allows you to get implanted an additional body part (an ear, an arm, a leg) to fully enjoy your experience of the region.
The point is that the Flanders have so much to offer that you can't experience them at full with a "regular" human body. You need at least two arms more to carry all the bags you will collect because in Antwerp you will shop twice as much; you need an ear implanted in your hand to enjoy all the music offered by bars and the concert halls etc...
In the US, JetBlue has launch an amusing nonsense website to explain which is the difference between flying and jetting. Their idea is to bring humanity back to air travel and they do it in a nice way, with the help of JWT New York.
There are several weird, and sometimes silly, things to do on the site, that all together create an experience both funny and witty. The design is simple and functional, and all different content pieces in the end work together quite consistently.
Iceland Express has recently launched an advertainment website to promote its flights. The project is called "Iceland Socks" (watch out, not "Iceland Sucks" ;-) and features a series of talking socks visitors can use to create custom mini-story.
The concept isn't extremely original but the characters look quite nice and funny. The story can be customized selecting the location as well adding subtitles to the scene.
Once again, it's interesting to see online marketing examples from all around Europe.
If your boss flies with Finnair he might be back in the office earlier than you expect. You'll better take this into account before making the same mistake Joe did... EarlyJack is an amusing mini-site launched by Finnair to promote its flights from Europe to Asia.
The site also features a video advergame that challenges viewers to play and have fun with Joe before his boss comes back from Japan. If you manage to to see all stunts before his boss Jack comes back from Japan, you will win flight tickets for two to Asia or Europe.
Can you make the Royal Guard laugh? Accept the challenge and give a try to the latest Eurostar campaign which just debuted in Belgium. You have got several tools at your disposal: you can tell jokes, or you can use a small duck or a feather. Find the right combination and see what happens. If you succeed, you can also win a trip for 2 to London.
The advergame's concept is irreverent and funny, perfectly in line with Eurostar's approach to online communication.