For two years now, RayBan is looking for viral success with it’s Never Hide Films. All of them weird, funny, bizar and/or shocking, and all low branded with just an integrated Never Hide note. Huge viral succes came for films like Guy catches sunglasses with his face, Cow gives birth to a dude and Super Chameleon. It didn’t came for films like Human Zoo and The Kiss. But overall you can easily say RayBan is very successfull reaching a broad, worldwide online crowd spreading the Never Hide message. Yesterday, film number 20 was released. This time it’s a guy getting a RayBan tattoo.
A fantastic resource, a compilation of all the Uniqlo digital projects from 2007. (via @FWA)
Exactly four years after the controversial but very viral VW suicide bomber, Audi walks the same tricky road. A funny but disturbing commercial shows a man trying to kill himself in an Audi A5 TDi. Audi will probably deny being responsible, but that will make the video go even more viral. See for your self: update: Audi claims a violation of it’s trademark and urged YouTube to remove all copies. Here’s Adland’s version: update 2: Adland has nothing to do with the production of this ad. They are simply hosting the video.
I don’t know if that’s the best possible ending for such expectation as it was created during 10 days, but it looks interesting to me the way that Aubade used to create some buzz for the launch of their new site, using a girl wearing one of the corsets that they produce: (thx Mattt!)
This one is a one from us that we did last autumn for Rexona Teens, a deodorant for teenagers that, being always the same product, changes its tagline every year, “Dance and teens”, “Love and teens” or, in this case “Fans and teens”. To support this last one we created a little promo using a Facebook app called “Your line of fans”, that allows you to show if you’re a better fan than others, and you’re required to create the longest line to support your favorite artist, inviting your friends to be formed in your line (and then the friends of your friends), so you could use the line to try it to be the longest and also to meet new friends that share with you the same interest in that artist. In the end, the longest line (whoever the artist is) could get some tickets to attend some shows from that artist (looks like Jonas Brothers rule for teens) Here’s a little video explaining the project:
The new Tony Hawk videogame, “Tony Hawk Ride”, comes with a new controller that allows even your dog skateboarding now: A great piece of work by Droga5, and a standing ovation to Tillman, the skateboarding bulldog (famous because of this) (via Adland.tv)
13 Rue del Percebe (13, Barnacle Street) (an example here) has been one of the most traditional examples of surreal humor in Spain for ages. Following that kind of humor, Orange Spain released an interesting project (done by Binaria) last Christmas called “El misterio del arbol” (“Mistery of the tree”), a series of animated episodes where some characters living in the same neighborhood have to find out who has stolen the Christmas tree.
This morning i came upon (via @pedroramirez, digital director at Grey Mexico) a fantastic link, an old Marshall McLuhan’s interview published at Playboy Magazine in 1969. With assertions such as “Effective study of the media deals not only with the content of the media but with the media themselves and the total cultural environment within which the media function”, the text is as interesting and (surprisingly) contemporary as it gets in many aspects of our current environment.
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