Probably you’re sick and tired of hearing about Chatroulette!, the site that took by storm the Internet for the last couple of weeks and where you (just in case you don’t know) are thrown into a world of random webcameras and its potentially weird videochats. Then, as always happens when a new “platform” is being so frequently used, somebody gives it a twist and bring the dynamic into ad world, as the smart guys from Poke London did for French Connection (a so-called high street fashion brand) and its blog called Manifesto. Seduce a woman at Chatroulette! and send the proof of that to win a 250 pounds voucher. This promo was then objected by some women, claiming that they also wanted the right of earning the voucher, so the rules were “corrected”, women can participate… but they also have to seduce a woman. Smart and a bit of punk, just as Chatroulette!
This action done by Jung von Matt Berlin is simply wonderful, involving a film audience inside the film through a cell phone, so brilliant and engaging:
I had mixed feelings when i finished my visit to this site this morning, because in the end i was asked to pay USD 2$ (i was willing to) to continue the story but i couldn’t because i don’t have an american iTunes Store account (mine is from Spain), so i felt really frustrated. On the other side, i thought about the fact that i had happily spent the previous 15 minutes browsing this violent yet funny interactive movie called Bank Run that tells the story of Evan, a financial analyst that gets involved in a scam organized by the company he works for, his girlfriend kidnapped and, in general, all the film cliches from movies where the main character has to escape from something and not knowing why. Really well done and with little interactions that breaks the linearity of the story without becoming a “game” itself, this project from Silk Tricky is definitely worth the 15 minutes i spent being there. Go take a look, and the story continues on iPhone, hope you let me know how it ends!
After the progressive Honda Shine ad on Vimeo, I expected to see similar ads pop-up really quick. But either it didn’t, or they just didn’t reach me, because it’s almost a year later when I found this great Frito Lay Dips ad (via @truifella). If you have any other great examples, please share them in the comments below.
This new McDonalds commercial from the US stereotypes people from the Netherlands, and their supposed paying etiquette, in order to promote their new Double Dutch burger. Even though (for me as a Dutch citizen) it’s quite an unusual and provoking approach, I still had a laugh.
Sweet via creativereview Director Chris Cairns has teamed up with Beardyman and holographic projection experts Musion to create a live performance based on his Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs film, which features a number of disembodied rapping heads…
Is seriously strong… that was fun
Due to the way that clients conduct pitches in Belgium, some of the top agencies out there (enlisted at ACC) decided to close their websites, in some sort of virtual strike; you can start reading about the reasons by clicking here. Whether if you consider that the reasons are right or not, i love the fact of the oneness coming from this action, hope it is for good, good luck!
Last weekend i received a link to this video, where somebody from supertalented KokoKaka showed how their new website for Wrangler was supposed to work, this was a hell of a teaser: Then, the site came alive on Tuesday, and i must say that is one of the most delightful experiences i’ve seen lately. A simple idea with a beautiful execution, “delightful” is the word for me, as dressing/undressing the guy to the rhythm of the music is absolutely memorable. Probably Martina has something to say related to the shopping experience (there is not) and there’s no much more than that, but having the whole video or the song for download makes me say “yay!”, it closes the whole experience and makes this jeans collection a one to remember for this year.
Absolutely moving, huge concept and simple yet brilliant making, this online ad to enforce the use of seat belt while driving is one of the most wonderful things i’ve seen in the latest times, brought in by Sussex Safer Roads Partnership. The happy consequences of using it, instead of the usual rawness showing what happens if you don’t, made my day. Aditionally, and not as a part of the campaign but because some users created it, a Facebook group gathers people for the cause, Embrace life, trying to get the most people involved trying to get the video on tv.
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