Advertising for White Collars quiz: How do you get the attention of someone who works 80 hours per week and spends most of his/her time in front of a computer or in a meeting? Answer: you need to get the message right in front of their eyes, reaching them in their very own offices. You can try a banner or a viral video, but that doesn’t seem to work that well lately. If you’re short of idea, you might be inspired by Ultimat Vodka who tried the “window washer” option. Read more…
Super crazy and fun idea by Domino’s Pizza in The Netherlands: a human engine sound installed on Domino’s delivery electrical scooters. Every time the vehicle accelerates a catchy promotional tune is played. According to Domino’s the gimmick should make scooters more recognizable to bikers and therefore safer while driving on the Amsterdam’s bicycles’ lanes. More likely, it’s just a smart invention to generate some buzz. Whatever the case, it’s really nice. Read more…
Super cute OOH campaign by Artis, the Amsterdam Zoo. To celebrate a “baby boom” of animals, the Zoo placed removable animal stickers on posters across the city. Anyone could remove the stickers of baby giraffes, penguins, parrots and other animals, and place them elsewhere. The campaign has been a big success and the easily removable stickers spread across the city.
Enfants Terribles is running a guerrilla marketing campaign placing straws around Italian cities. The action, carried out to promote soft drink Chinò has started last week in Turin with straws placed in fountains and other public spots, and will continue over the next few weeks, making Italians and tourists even more thirsty (it’s hot, hot, hot these days).
According to the agency, people have already started stealing, collecting and selling on eBay the straws…
Kudos to TriBeCa for the nice guerrilla campaign they carried out for Lee Jeans in Paris. Last week-end, to promote the opening of a new store in rue des Rosiers, the French agency has disseminated denims (and denim accessories) all around the neighbourhood.
Another guerrilla campaign for the World Water Day. Intermon Oxfam placed king size straws on the sewers of Madrid, Barcelona and Zaragoza with the message “Would you drink from this water? Thousand of people haven’t got other choice.” The campaign is an idea of CP Proximity Live Spain (thanks Marcos!).
Duval Guillaume Brussels has created a guerrilla marketing campaign for “Overpoort Bowl” a popular bowling alley right in the hart of the Ghent’s student neighbourhood. As you can see from the pictures, all kinds of round objects in the scenery were provided with 3 little round black stickers, representing holes. The effect of this is that all of the sudden any round object were transformed into a bowling ball.
In Belgium, fashion chain C&A has run inside its stores a guerrilla marketing campaign to support Unicef. The initiative, created by Publicis Belgium, aimed at collecting money for the young victims of the recent terrible earthquake in Pakistan. As you can see from the pictures below, as series of clothes made out of Pakistani newspapers were hung around the store, featuring the message: “Is this the only thing homeless Pakistani children will wear this winter? Help them with a gift at the pay desk“. [via Houtlog]
A guerrilla marketing idea has been used in Rome to Gargoyle’s horror books. Four “vampires” have walked around the city holding a coffin full of Robert McCammon’s books. A lot of people liked the idea but some, as it’s common in my country, rather reacted with scaramantic gestures [via Guerrigliamarketing.it]
Animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), is paying homeless people in London £5 an hour to keep customers out of KFC restaurants. Brand Republic explains they hand out leaflets during the busiest times of the day inviting customers to eat elsewhere. I’m not sure this is exactly a form of “bumvertising“, but it’s surely an example of guerrilla marketing taking advantage of homeless people and I don’t really like it. PETA is claiming that KFC has done nothing to eliminate abuse at factory farms and is not committed to poultry welfare (!??!).
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