Thanks to Panos, I’ve found out about an interesting “blog marketing” campaign carried out by Toyota in Greece. I’m glad to post about it since it extends the coverage on online marketing in Europe, but also because Panos shared quite a lot of numbers and insights, which are not so common to find and share…. For the launch of their new hatchback model, the Auris, Toyota Hellas wanted a digital campaign that would promote the new car’s interior design and the feel drivers get when sitting inside the Auris’ modern “cockpit”. The campaign needed to actively engage consumers with the brand, to generate leads and “test-drive” requests. OgilvyOne Athens decided to think “Web 2.0″ and find a way to invite consumers to do most of the talking and promoting. So Greek bloggers were invited to test-drive the car for a week if they would post their findings on their respective blogs, which would also be collected into a central blog, at http://www.aurisblog.gr. At the same time, a banner campaign invited the general public to request a test-drive, which could also win them a 4-star hotel weekend in Greece with of course the Auris at their disposal.
HP Asia Pacific and The National Geographic Channel are “On the trail of Zheng He” with Ong Boon Kiat, a tech journalist, blogging on the travel and the making of the documentary. Marketing Magazine reports Arc Worldwide has created an interactive screensaver which allows users to follow the journey. The idea is to target online users interested in travel, geography and photography, with an application grabbing live feeds when Ong posts new entries on his blog. The screensaver also allows users to enjoy the pictures captured with hp Digital Photography products, used by the documentary staff. Tag: blog marketing
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