A year ago, a Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 player posted a video on YouTube showing a new feature of the game: the Jesus shot. In the Jesus shot you see Tiger Woods hitting the ball while standing on water. Right now an EA Sports reaction pops up in which we see the real Tiger respond. Nice to see how EA Sports follows and reacts on consumer generated content around their brands.
Samsung just launched an online campaign to promote the supposed iPhone killer, the Samsung Instinct. First there is a campaign website including a fun product placement programm. But more innovative is the interactive short movie ‘Follow Your INSTINCT’, which can be watched on YouTube only. The movies are connected through YouTube annotations, which makes it the first commercial use of annotations I’ve seen so far. Pretty cool, simple and interactive.
YouTube partner Corry Williams (SMP Films) just released ‘Choose Your Path‘: a homemade interactive hunt for his cat Sparta. Using the YouTube platform and it’s tools like annotations you’ll have to find the shortest way to Sparta. Williams uploaded 64 films, covering different routes within his own house, so it might take a while before you’ll get there. But that can’t spoil the fun of this innovative and very low budget way of using YouTube’s video tools. I guess it’s only a matter of time before we will see some branded versions come by. Annotations is not working yet in embedded video’s, so you have to visit the one on YouTube itself.
After the thrilling football match last night between Turkey and Germany (2-3), tonight the other semi final of the EUFA Euro 2008 takes place. It’s Spain against Russia, with Spain as favourite. But they didn’t win a Championship since 1964. What do they need to win? In this Spanish video, Nike takes the Magnificent Five (Torres, Iniesta, Ramos, Puyol & Fabregas) from Spain to beat the prejudice.
Nice timewaster for a friday afternoon. This self-promotion for an interactive production company sucks you into an entertaining and interactive story about a men who’s looking for The Secret Location. With this movie, the company proofs their ambition to tell thrilling and interactive stories. Enjoy. via
This is not exactly new but if you haven’t seen it yet it’s very funny. The Poetic Prophet (AKA The SEO Rapper) is back with another marketing rap. This time he describes how web standards and proper design can affect the ranking and conversion of pages on your site.
Ok the Cannes Cyber shortlist is out. Who’s going to win the Grand Prix this year? Got milk tonight or need to fight for a kiss before bed, just remember I have 3 halos while walking around my Ikea kitchen but you may want to Simpsonize me if I am wrong. What do you think?? Maybe a Stella to think about it all… or not.
These days people spend far too much time in front of their computers working and not enough time reading books. So New Zealand Book Council asked Colenso BBDO Auckland to find a fun new way to make books more accessible and to encourage people to fall in love with reading again. They figured that surely people would rather read books than do work. So they created a site to disguise books as every day office computer documents.
You can now read classics by George Orwell through to modern short stories on any computer, at any time, without anyone ever knowing. Especially at work, where your boss and co-workers will be none-the-wiser. And all these books are housed at our equally disguised online library, which is designed to look identical to a Windows desktop.
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