Copywriters, journalists, typists, interns taking a lot of notes and students writing a thesis: train for your job, train for your task and waste (at least) one hour with a lovely 8-bit time-waster. It’s the Typing Karaoke, a browser-based game created by Travis Chen where, instead of singing the song’s lyrics, you must type them. Read more…
Here in Italy Coca-Cola Light has launched a karaoke website which invites women to sing a Duffy song in front of a webcam in order to share it with the world.
Even if my very first reaction was pretty negative, I think the project is based on a good idea which simply doesn’t fit Coke. What I mean is that while I was watching the videos my mind went to more epical tracks like for example We Are The World or Bohemian Rapsody. So the website makes you want to sing (or at least try to) in front of a webcam and has a good viral potential, but Duffy’s song doesn’t fit. Imagine the same karaoke idea applied to the promotion of a new album by Madonna, Robbie Williams or, even better, to drive some energy back to a record label. The agency is Scholz & Volkmer.
Yogurt Burst Cheerios is being introduced with the support of an integrated campaign that touts the cereal’s burst-into-song goodness with a “Cheerioke” theme. Print and TV ads feature real people crooning “I’m Into Something Good” into a spoon. This concept is brought to life online with a virtual karaoke machine (at cheerioke.com) that allows users to create performances and send them to friends. Users can build a custom Cheerioke singer, select from three songs, then record via phone or their PC’s microphone to make the animated pop star lip-sync to their voices. A good idea in the field of user generated content. Oddcast technology offers amazing opportunities to brands who want to take interactivity a step further. (thanks Ian for the hint)
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