Mother New York and The Barbarian Group have created the “Parental Enlightenment Kit” a series of tools kids can use to persuade their parents to buy them a Virgin Mobile phone. The kit includes a “Pressure Point Presentation”, t-shirts, posters, email blasts and other misterious stuffs such as “The Instigator” and “The Weaseler”. Basically, the “Enlightenment Kit” collects a series of tools kids can use to start a guerrilla marketing campaign targeting their parents…
A definitely fresh guerrilla marketing idea for Volkswagen. The new Polo is promoted in London with any icy car parked in the city center. As we can guess from the picture below, the air conditioning works pretty well [link via Marketing Alternatif]
You can love it, you can hate it. But surely you can’t stop it. It’s the word of mouth, the viral effect that can damage (or even destroy) your brand or can make you a star in a few days. I enjoyed reading a very good article about viral marketing on Le Monde (in French), which usually doesn’t cover this kind of issues. Entitled “Les gu
The launch of the new Opel Tigra TwinTop has been promoted in Switzerland with a multi-channel campaign created by Trio. The initiative has included an advergame and a smart MMS-based guerrilla marketing game to engage people around the country. People who signed up with their mobile received an SMS alert saying the new Tigra car was in town, the ones who were able to take a picture of it could then send an MMS to enter a competition and win a car. To find out more about “Catch the Tigra” you can read the case study on Trio’s site (opens a .pdf in French).
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
Zeppelin as well as pizza couriers will be used by Esso in its upcoming �On the run� mobile competition in Switzerland. Impactmedia has designed the multi channel communication strategy, and MINICK has provided the mobile applications and infrastructure. Actually is not very easy to understand what the campaign is about, even though it sounds rather interesting, since there’s also a little bit of “guerrilla” in it�In the press release Marco B�schlin, managing director of MINICK Switzerland explained: “This campaign uses fresh and aggressive means of communication, and thus the usage of mobile messaging is a must. Mobile Marketing reflects the spontaneity of the young target group.”
This is the tagline of Yahoo!’s newest campaign to promote its renovated search functionality. The advertising campaign will be run mostly offline, for example with tv commercials created by Black Rocket Euro RSCG. In a perfect “guerrilla-style”, the Internet will also be used as part of an unusual outdoor campaign: Yahoo! has rented a huge billboard in New York City’s Times Square, and for 15 minutes every hour, live search terms will scroll across the screen, highlighting users’ actual searches on the site. Read on the news on IAR.
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