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Virgin Mobile wants to retrain your brain with Blinkwashing

on September 17, 2013 by Bridget Comments

Generally I’m not usually a fan of any campaign that requires people to use a webcam. But I have to say that Blinkwashing from Virgin is the exception. Take a look at the ad for yourself.

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Virgin Mobile Bike Hunt

on November 28, 2011 by Mark Comments

Virgin Mobile in Australia has launched a new site that uses the old gem of an online treasure hunt. The bonus here is that 25 awesome bikes are being given away every day during the campaign. First you browse the bikes, choose the one you like, then follow the clues to discover where it is. Once you find it first, it’s yours to ride away… Read more…

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Virgin Mobile launches Facebook Dooblebook

on December 24, 2007 by Martina Comments

What value can Facebook provide to brands? What can brands do with Facebook? I’m sure a lot of questions like these have been buzzing in your mind in the last couple of months. I must say that until now I’ve been paying attention to Facebook only as a user, not even asking myself the marketing potential of the hottest social network of the moment. My fault, of course… so now it’s time to “wake-up” and start thinking about ideas and applications to get the most out of it as a brand…

A good starting point is the application recently launched in France by Virgin Mobile to promote its “parlez dooble” offer. It’s called Dooblebook (if the direct link doesn’t work look for it using the Facebook internal search engine), and it’s nothing else than a branded match making quiz.

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Body building GrandMa

on December 11, 2005 by Martina Comments

In the UK Virgin Mobile is online with a viral campaign featuring a body building grandma. Actually the Superbuff is not as funny as other Virgin campaigns created to generate word-of-mouth (see for example Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah).

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Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah!

on December 7, 2005 by Martina Comments

Have a look at the Virgin Mobile Christmas viral… And just have fun! Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah to you!

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Virgin Mobile and the Parental Enlightenment Kit

on September 22, 2005 by Martina Comments

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…

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Virgin Mobile: are you normal?

on August 19, 2005 by Martina Comments

In the US Virgin Mobile is running an advertising campaign (tv, radio and Internet) targeting the Hispanic market. The campaign’s theme is “No Soy Normal” (“I’m Not Normal”) and it encourages people not to suffer the consequences of the typical wireless contracts like everyone else does. A website invites users through an interactive story where they have to decide whether they are “normal” or not. If you can speak Spanish, it’s quite funny.

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8th AFA Effectiveness Award Winners

on August 15, 2005 by Martina Comments

Last week the AFA (Australia) announced the winners of the 8th AFA Advertising Effectiveness Awards. The Virgin Mobile campaign by HOST and The Glue Society won the ‘best of show’ award from a total of 72 entries. The campaign delivered $37.9 million in incremental profit and a return on investment of $4.36 for every $1 spent while Virgin outstripped market growth by up to five times. Two other campaigns were awarded with the gold: Clemenger BBDO Sydney’s Hahn premium Light for Lion Nathan Australia, and bellamyhayden with VCD for Sunbeam Electric Blankets.

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Billy the Finger promotes Virgin Mobile

on July 25, 2005 by Martina Comments

Help Billy the Finger escaping a life of crime and despair. And have fun. Billy the Finger or Pat le Doigt if you prefer the French version, is a viral idea to promote Virgin Mobile in Canada.

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“Sin” to win

on December 7, 2004 by Martina Comments

Mobile users are now turning to their phones to confess their worst sins… Virgin Mobile Bites presents a service called

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