Using a helicopter designed for extreme conditions, Gnuf.com air-lifted huge dice, each over two meters tall and weighing half a ton, over a steep snow-packed slope in the mountains outside Nuuk, Greenland. By visiting Gnuf.com, users can view the film of the dice on their journey down the mountain and place a bet on the result, which will be revealed on October 23. Gnuf.com is (of course!!) an online gambling site.
This site by AKQA for the launch of Halo 3 is just AMAZING! It’s been created using a diorama (yes they actually hand built the entire set). It’s a completely immersive experience and one that I really, really enjoyed. I spent over an hour cruising through the landscape checking out all the detail. Be sure to check out the “making of” video while you are there as it’s quiet awesome to see the project come to life.
Stella Artois and Lowe Worldwide have launched a new site that takes a trip back in time to meet up with an eclectic host of characters and challenges, will you risk thwarting the gods of thunder in 1366 – or take on the 9 step pouring ritual to produce the perfect virtual pint? Just don’t fall off the edge of the world! There is so much content which has been very nicely shot and designed that you will spend ages checking it all out. You will discover the history, heritage and secrets behind the 650 years of quality brewing in Leuven – and indulge in challenges, games and a true cinematic experience. It’s a mash of flash, video and gaming which seems to work very nicely. I saved the beer from being stolen and was very happy with myself! The site will officially launch to the public on Tuesday.
All you techies that also love girls in bikini’s … well Bikini Zero is a, well, tech site that… just check it out.
A new episode in the ongoing feed of AXE campaigns. This time it’s a (5 min) mockumentary about clean nice girls turning into naughty lustcrazed criminals when they smell AXE Vice. Result: overcrowded women prisons. Not as brilliant and well executed as this one, but again a very fun way of communicating the product. I especially like the way they integrated annoying product placement without being annoying. Via
Goodby Silverstein, San Francisco has created a website for Sprint inviting punters to pick the brain and engage trivial pursuit against Indianapolis Colts’ superstar quarterback Peyton Manning. I’d imagine it would be fun if you knew your American Football knowledge – unfortunately I don’t
The international ‘Put It Where You Want It’ campaign from Nike Football, promoting the Total 90 Laser kicks, landed in Holland this week. Several video’s starring Ajax players Sneijder, Huntelaar and Emanuelson got released and made their way around the Dutch internets. More video’s of this extensive campaign can be found on Nike Football’s YouTube channel. In the same serie: Escalator, Autograph and Adios Amsterdam.
Interesting news from Dutch based blognetwork TCMagNet.com. These guys run a popular entertainment blog in the Netherlands and internationally and now expand to several European countries (Belgium, Germany) with local bloggers running the sites. Intention is to create an online network with local and international content that will please a broad audience. Looks like the big entertainment blogs are growing up and follow the proven concept of local expansion from their traditional brothers.
Love this site but it took me ages…….. and ages……… and ages….. just to load it. Then there’s the navigation issue. Imagine the target market – a 38+ dude trying to access this site quickly for the facts. He or she would be gone before you could say “hi”. This site is cool but it’s just way too heavy for the target audience. They want facts quick, not sexy flash. Shame but true … Get past the “choose colour” and you have done well.
This site is mad and so cool – but I have no idea why it was built and how any money will be made. I have seen and done a hundred “build your own avatar” sites but this somehow is so much cooler than anything I have seen. The interaction and design allowance is greater than ever. Once I made my dude I was unhappy to see that the community/colony was very thin (I’m sure this will grow). Anyway it’s a nice turn on avatar-type builder sites and a whole lot of fun.
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