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BMW looks for “Friends” online

on March 18, 2004 by Martina Comments

BMW is heavily investing in the online pre-launch of its new 1er. To create curiosity and build awareness in potential customers, the brand has developed a web site, named “Prinzip Freude” and an adventure advergame, Flame - The Game. An article (in German) introducing the initiative is presented on, which explains that BMW’s idea is to start a dialogue with its prospects, addressing them as “friends” (Freunde), and engaging them with exclusive content and events.

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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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