I Can Haz UberKITTENS is a pretty amazing idea on so many levels. To celebrate National Cat Day (and to drive awareness and downloads of its app, cough cough), Uber partnered with Cheezburger site to deliver kittens to your doorstep. For 15 minutes, the kittens are yours to cuddle and play with. Then off the Uber driver goes to the next destination.
A pretty neat idea that benefits both the Uber, as it promotes its service, and for Cheezburger network, an online content platform that entered the Internet Hall of Fame for its cat memes of unlimited variety.
The promo was priced at $20 and the money was donated to NYC, SF and Seattle’s animal shelters. The kittens were also available for adoption, if you were feeling inspired.
Smart & business savvy PR stunt.
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An ad made an unexpected turn on the Wired site. It announced Wired partnering with Absolut to sponsor #TransformToday, a contest where Wired readers are invited to submit their dream text project for a chance to work on it with the “WIRED Insider.” Nothing new, surely, but what is Absolut doing there? (buying advertising, per usual). Still, brands can take cue: there are a lot of worthwhile causes and a lot of ways to make people’s lives better, and if a brand’s spending money on advertising, might as well chip in on a meaningful initiative.
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Resn and Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam created the scariest HTM”Hell” 5 site on the planet for booking.com. It’s a fun adventure of the most haunted hotels they have on their books. Nice to see as you go up the stair case you parallax scroll UP not down for a change Read more…
Axe Japan has examined women’s effects towards the AXE/LYNX scent, by having them wear a device that can detect and visualise their biological reaction. Weird and very Japanese. Fun!! Ohh and it’s FLASH – been a while since we’ve seen that!! Read more…
Parallax scrolling sites are the new (old) cool (and very annoying sites on mobile devices) but very few actually combine the tech of px scrolling with an idea. A comic book is ripe and this site does it very well. Read more…
Printed dictionaries are dying and we all know why. But does a modern language like English want to lose a authentic brand that helps stimulate the internet with new ideas with more credibility than twerking, vineographer or faping?
Tourism Victoria and BBDO Clemenger are giving people the chance to feel what it’s like to walk around and explore Melbourne this week thanks to the remote control tourist. Two people will be fully wired up with helmet-mounted cameras, microphones and GPS from 9 to 13 October ready to take requests via twitter or facebook.
IKEA is that friendly shop where you get cheap furniture from the inside of a giant, unending warehouse. Black metal is the kind of music that sounds like someone screaming while trapped inside a burning church. They each possess a fervent fan base. And to tell you the truth, the names of the furniture in IKEA sound a lot like the names of black metal bands. Consider this quiz an educational way to learn the difference between the two. Read more…
We focus a lot on the final creative or final execution. I thought it would be interesting to go backstage and share a talk that San-Fransicso based artist and freelance creative Ivan Cash gave at 72U (the in-agency university at 72 & Sunny). It’s a 30 minute talk but it’s worth a look if you have time.
More than just a tagline, this campaign from Danish fashion brand PREMIUM by JACK & JONES really is made from cool. I love it. The 5 films feature Christopher Walken who plays the part to perfection and literally brings a touch of magic to each spot. The styling and art direction is flawless.
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