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Frijj: You LOL You Lose Advergame

15. August 2011

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This new advergame from Frijj utilises an interesting mashup of funny, weird and seriously bad YouTube videos with webcams and facial recognition to create the “You LOL You Lose” app. The advergame pits you against friends from your social networks, in a challenge of who can keep a straight face for the longest period of [...]

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Cannes Cyber Lions: The Winning Case Studies

6. July 2011

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Right, so I thought it might be cool to round up as many of the 2011 Cannes Cyber Lions winning case study videos as possible into a single post, so that over the next year you’ll all have a great reference point to come back to if you need to find a case study to [...]

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Peugeot: Take The Car Challenge

28. June 2011

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Here is an interesting take on those famous old “Touch The Car” endurance competitions of days gone bye.. With Peugeot launching the “Take The Car” challenge online, where users would compete live from around the world to score a week with the car of their choice. After connecting with Facebook, users would choose a car, [...]

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Sony Pictures’s DVD Amnesty: Case Study

14. June 2011

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Sony Pictures were looking for a way to encourage people to update their movie collection and buy new DVDs, a hard job in a dying market. Iris, Sydney came up with a fun solution with ‘The Great DVD Amnesty’, people could trade in their old, unwanted DVDs and get $5 cash back, thus freeing up [...]

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If I Die: Facebook App Posts A Final Goodbye

19. May 2011

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I’m guilty of not posting about this sooner! I was playing a round of golf for a charity event about a month back, when after lunch, the club reception said they had a phone call for me… The person on the other end? Death… supposedly! I thought that was pretty weird… They had tracked me [...]

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Facebook Blood Groups: Emergency Donations

18. May 2011

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Facebook groups?! I can already here you saying it… Well, they might actually still be relevant for something, and here is a really simple, really smart campaign that helps demonstrate just that. It’s called Facebook Blood Groups, a campaign aimed at acquiring group members based on blood type, so that when the government’s NATAL trauma [...]

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Nike Shout: Game Day Social Installation

17. May 2011

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This digital/social installation goes back a few months now, but a lot of you guys might not have had the chance to see it, with the campaign created out of Asia by Ogilvy Singapore. Nike Shout was a social installation designed to give fans a real voice, in real-time, on game day. With fans submitting [...]

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The Vodafone Pixel Hunt

13. May 2011

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This was a great little promo for Vodafone’s release of the LG Optimus in Germany, created to help highlight the quality of the 5 mega pixel camera. The promotion was called the Vodafone Pixel Hunt, and was based around an online game that held a 5 Million Pixel image that just happened to be holding [...]

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Volkswagen Fox: Twitter Zoom Campaign

2. March 2011

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Volkswagen Brazil recently sponsored the biggest music festival in Sao Paulo, the (sold out) Planeta Terra Festival, where they decided to promote their coolest young car, the Fox, through a seriously good mashup of Twitter, Google maps and real world prize locations. Volkswagen hid secret tickets across the entire city, and then displayed them on [...]

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Barbie & Ken Get Social

13. February 2011

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With the arrival of Valentine’s Day it seemed appropriate to mention the digital campaign that Mattel have recently launched. I’m imaging that the majority of you won’t be Barbie and Ken fans however it’s hard to ignore the clever use of social channels in this fun and well integrated campaign. The world’s largest toy company [...]

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Burgeranch Combina: The HACK Campaign

26. January 2011

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Here is a pretty interesting way of generating campaign engagement. Burgeranch, an Israeli fast food chain launched a new burger deal called “combina” which basically means “outsmarting the system” with the burger deal giving you a whole lot more food for less money. So the campaign to launch the burger deal, followed on the “combina” [...]

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Lacta Chocolate: Facebook Campaign Case Study

19. January 2011

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There is a reason some Facebook apps generate hundreds of thousands of fans while others just flop. Generally, success comes down to a few key things… Simplicity, Shareability and Insight. Most apps should be seriously simple, 3-4 steps, clear instructions, engaging graphics, big punchy buttons and great copy. Then they need to have the right Shareability, and [...]

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Polar Beer: The $100,000 Team Challenge

10. January 2011

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Here is very cool campaign for Polar Beer by the guys at AlmapBBDO in Brazil. Rio Grande do Sul is the birthplace of Polar Beer, it also just happens to have two of Brazil’s most competitive soccer teams; arch rivals “Internacional” and “Grêmio”, so what would a beer brand do? Alienate one fan base by [...]

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KLM’s Passenger Social Surprise Experiment

5. January 2011

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Remember how great it felt the first time you got a social response from a brand you love or business you deal with? All the good will generated by their speedy response? Well, KLM decided to run an experiment with it’s social community, for people who check in via foursquare for flights or tweet about waiting to board [...]

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Leo Burnett’s “David On Demand” Case Study

19. December 2010

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Remember Leo Burnett’s “David On Demand” social experiment at Cannes this year? Well, here is the case study video that captures exactly what happened with David On Demand at the 2010 Cannes Lions Advertising Festival. For those who didn’t see it, “David On Demand” was created as a social experiment to promote Leo Burnett’s Wildfire conference at [...]

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