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Category Archives: Viral marketing

Looking for a viral idea for Viagra

on October 13, 2003 by Martina Comments

Pfizer is looking for new from agencies on below-the-line projects such as guerrilla and viral marketing for its Viagra brand. AdWeek reports today. It will be an interesting challenge, given the fact that the target segment of Viagra is usually not young and therefore not very accustom to viral marketing practices.

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Naked Weapon viral campaign

on October 3, 2003 by Martina Comments

Revolution Magazine reports that Medusa has decided to go viral in order to promote the movie “Naked Weapon”. There’s a viral game on the microsite that supports ties into offline advertising and promotions.

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Ford: SportKA “Evil twin” campaign

on September 30, 2003 by Martina Comments

Someone says it’s humorous, someone else claims it’s cruel and not funny at all. The online video ad developed by Ford to promote it’s new SportKa has raised a lot of noise. It was supposed to be a viral marketing effort, so maybe this is the perfect result Ford wanted to reach… You can see the ad online at: http://www.the-eviltwin.co.uk/ Or read more on Revolution Magazine and Ananova. Sorry guys but comments are now closed. The discussion was going in the wrong way.

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Asics: guerrilla marketing push

on September 29, 2003 by Martina Comments

Revolution Magazine reports of a new integrated marketing campaign (guerrilla style) launched by Asics to promote its 70s basketball shoe “Fabre”. The idea has been developed by the Dutch Agency BlueberryFrog and features the “Afro Octopus” Fastbreak Olly, as main character in an online slam dunk advergame. The best player will win a pair of the shoes… A “must” for a basketball fan (and player) like me

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Mazda: targeting thirtysomethings online

on September 24, 2003 by Martina Comments

Mazda goes online with a brand new viral campaign to promote Mazda 6 range of cars. Brand Republic that Mazda has created two entertaining, web-exclusive film clips that can be download and send friends. There’s also a competition to win a golfing break at St Andrews. As Maria McCullough, advertising and communications manager for Mazda Motors UK, has explained:

“It provides 30-something males with more ‘advertainment’ film content that embodies the essence of Mazda.”

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Virgin Mobile likes to make it viral

on August 21, 2003 by Martina Comments

Digital Media Communications has just released a new online buzz campaign called “Red Academy” for Virgin Mobile. The campaign features a digital film clip called ‘Friends’ that pokes fun at the Orange campaign by introducing viewers to the Virgin Mobile ‘Red Academy’ and its childlike Machiavellian character Damien who compels naive trainees to “forget phone functions and simply phone friends”. You can have a look at the Friends film on DMC’s Web site. As reported today in Mobile Youth newsletter, recently Virgin Mobile has announced that it has reached 3,000,000 customers, confirming its position as the fastest growing network ever seen in Britain.

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Heineken viral campaign

on August 20, 2003 by Martina Comments

Create fake headlines on magazines like Maxim or Sporting News and then send them to friends. This is the idea of Heinken’s recent viral campaign lauched in the US. Have a look at it on its web site. Nice!

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Alternative marketing for the SHARK WEEK

on August 7, 2003 by Martina Comments

Buzz marketing agency Interference, Inc. is helping Discover Channel promoting the upcoming 16th edition of the SHARK WEEK. The campaign runs multi-channel and is presented on national print, television, online and billboards. You can find Discovery Channel press release and some “scary” images on PR News Wire.

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New viral game: Operation Slaps

on July 25, 2003 by Martina Comments

Through Brand Republic I’ve found a new online game that wants to become a viral game… Operation Slaps. The idea is nice, but if you want to have fun you need to play against a friend, otherwise, if you play against the computer, the game becomes soon boring. The game has been created by NowWashYourHands, a UK company that has plenty of nice ideas.

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Viral marketing is dead…

on July 25, 2003 by adverblog Comments

Wendy M. Grossman, the author of Net.wars and online columist, has an interesting article today entitled: Viral marketing is dead: tell all your friends. She starts talking about a recent meeting run by IAB Uk, than she presents her opinions on online advertising and viral marketing. Even though I don’t agree with everything she says, I believe it’s nice to hear different points of view.

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