The five colourful M&M’S spokescandies are looking for their outspoken brother, Red. Canadians will have a chance to win a red smart fortwo coupe by helping with the search in a new online promotion called Find Red created by Proximity Canada. The search begins on www.findred.ca, where participants can use a version of the Google Maps Street View API to look for three virtual Toronto locations where Red is hidden. To help with the search, the M&M’s characters will seed clues to Red’s whereabouts on various social media channels, including Facebook, where the brand has just launched a new M&M’s Canada fan page.
Can NOT wait for this game… have pre-ordered and will pick up on Tuesday. Here’s the ad.
This new alternate reality game / iPhone app combo from MINI in Sweden is very cool indeed. The game challenges you to hunt, catch and escape with a virtual MINI in Stockholm using an iPhone app and your own two legs. The catch is, you have to get within 50m of the virtual MINI to hit “Take The MINI Now” in the app before escaping as fast as possible, because anyone else who gets within 50m of you can instantly take the virtual MINI back! If you are the person holding the virtual MINI after 7 days of 24/7 gaming, you’ll win a real MINI Countryman.
Cool campaign from Skittles, going full on the live element. Enter an update and 15min later, you’ll get your update visualized by a real person in a YouTube video. A whole battery of Skittles call centre peeps are working at office hours (UK) to make it all happen. A worthy follow up to the semi-live Old Spice personalized YouTube attack, earlier this year.
Love this way of using the concept of Twitter “follower”, transforming it into people running because they want to follow you, from BBDO Argentina for Nike and its 10k race in Buenos Aires: You can challenge your friends here.
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.
Applying for the worst job in the world… would you take it?
Influencers, or influentials, are hot these days. The docu INFLUENCERS explores what it means to be an influencer and how creativity and trends become contagious. The 13 minute online docu is a Poloraid snapshot, and shows New York creatives talking about those who are shaping todays pop culture. Inspiring.
Get ya shit together guys! I imagine someone is getting fired!
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