After the Halo 3 one, another game with an energized teaser trailer, the new version of one of the most popular car racing games ever: Need for Speed. The formula, quite simple again, once you upload your picture (or not) you can get to a video where you live the experience of being a real pilot, i think that it works well with the game fans (funny that if you upload a photo you sign an autograph for one girl, but it you don’t upload anything she kisses you) (by TBWA Manchester)
If you’re a fan of NBA (or basketball in general) you’ll probably enjoy this nice art-directed site called History of Flight (by Academy), 24 years of Nike Air Jordan sneakers, as a recap of some very defining moments of NBA history through the do’s and don’ts of Michael Jordan. (thx Mattt!)
Dutch beer brand Amstel just released an interesting brand utility, named Teamlink. It’s an application designed for (Dutch) amateur football players, in support of their team and weekly matches. It features official local competition details as fixtures, tables and results, but also non-official information uploaded by the players themselves. The app can be embedded within social media or at the team’s website, which makes it very accessible with high viral potential. Combined with a football minded nation (over 1 million amateur football players on 15 million people), I feel this can be a huge success. Hopefully Teamlink will proof that facilitating an online community is not only credible, but can also be very lucrative. Responsible agency is 2009
I love Halo 3 ads, it amazes me how they advertise a game in a film style and using the top places for gamers (like IGN.com on the net or at Xbox Live from the console itself), even better than many movies. This is the latest one for “Halo 3: ODST”, to be released by the end of this month:
Well Uniqlo has done it again with a great site that shows off their latest collection in a great new way. I love the commitment that Uniqlo has put into the online medium and they always push ideas to the limit. Anyway check it out here
There is a lot of controversy going on about the supposed ad from DDB Brazil for WWF, about the 9/11 and tsunami disasters. So far, it was only a print ad. But now a full commercial pops up, which doesn’t make things any easier for WWF.
Being a band, there was a time when you needed MTV for broadcasting your music videos, because MTV was the place where everybody went to see videos. But a couple of years ago, a lot of bands started a new trend that consisted on creating “interactive” pieces, knowing that when you have fans they’ll follow you every place you are, MTV or… your own website.
Famous Brussels just created The Profiler, a Facebook based campaign for Belgacom. You can browse through papervision style visuals, typical for you or your friends since they are based on profile keywords. Love the idea and execution, but the results are not that exciting.
This version of Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love” is one of the weirdest (yet funny) things i’ve seen ever: trying to get some buzz for J2O (a fruit drink) and under the “it’s better to mix things up” tagline, you can get free tickets for a mixed up gig performed by Calvin Harris and Michelle Williams (from Destiny’s child) (by Shine Communications)
I’m not a big fan of MTV (also known as the tv channel where you could find music videos once) in the latest times. but this initiative called EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) seems pretty interesting, using reknowned bands to deliver the messages acting more as social agents than musicians themselves. Last year it was Radiohead’s “All i need” to raise awareness against human trafficking. This year is about The Killers and their “Goodnight, Travel Well” (against sex trafficking), well done:
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