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Zoolander Fashion Week: Best Social Play 2015?

1. January 2016

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With Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson again becoming Derek Zoolander and Hansel McDonald, this time on the Valentino runway at Paris Fashion Week in 2015, they hijacked the show to promote the upcoming sequel to the 2001 comedy “Zoolander.” The faux male models strutted their stuff down the runway flashing that famous, Blue Steel look. [...]

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McDonald’s Releases “LOADED” The Social Film

27. December 2015

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Downunder in Australia, McDonald’s has just released a full-length crowd-directed social film called “LOADED” where they’ve handed over the directors chair to their fans in an epic content series that has had over 3 Million fans help write, direct and provide ideas for the film in real-time. LOADED was shot over two weeks, with an [...]

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McDonald’s Presents “LOADED” A Social Film

4. December 2015

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So McDonald’s Australia have handed over the directors chair to their fans in an epic content series that hopes to become the world’s biggest crowd-directed short-film… about fries! (It’s all part of McDonald’s Australia’s “Loaded Fries” launch.) It’s all playing out on Facebook here. With new episodes being shot every few days, fans will direct [...]

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Google: Choose The Light or Dark Side

25. November 2015

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It’s time to choose, Awaken the Force within you and your Google apps will follow your path. The new campaign from Google and Star Wars asks users to #ChooseYourSide… and it’s pretty awesome! Choose the Light Side or the Dark Side, and then, say on on YouTube for example, the volume control of videos will [...]

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Julia’s Flubble Machine: Made with Office 365

11. November 2015

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Microsoft has launched a new campaign for Office 365, called “Flubbles”. Flavoured Bubbles. A cinematic story follows Julia, an 8-year-old girl, as she brings the idea of gourmet flavoured bubbles to life, collaborating with designers, cake artists and even a professional bubbleologist along the way. The campaign was unscripted, and is realised through a series [...]

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MINI: The YouTube Pre-Roll Race

10. November 2015

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Every now and then a great YouTube Pre-Roll pops up, and this one from MINI is pretty cool. It’s called the MINI YouTube Race, and challenges viewers to try and hit the skip button to beat the MINI. The Pre-Roll visually counts down 3.2.1 in sync with the skip button, before the car blasts across [...]

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Nissan: The Football Controller Project

6. November 2015

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In Sweeden, just buying a Nissan to drive it isn’t enough… So they’ve created the “Controller Project” where engineers have rigged up a new Nissan QASHQAI into a Pro Evolution Soccer controller, so you can literally “Drive Football”. You can check out the experience here.

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Black Bars: Donate Space On YouTube Videos

26. October 2015

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You know those annoying black bars that appear when videos recorded vertically are posted on YouTube… Well, why annoying for most of us, a new initiative for NGO’s who need help promoting themselves, called Donate the Bars now allows people to select an NGO while uploading a video, tagging on the NGO’s logo and message [...]

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Honda IndyCar: Race On Google StreetView

25. October 2015

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I just stumbled across this Google StreetView mashup from Honda’s IndyCar business, which is part of their annual “Fastest Seat in Sports” sweepstakes campaign. It’s called The IndyCar Speed Simulator, and apart from the “speed” part, the simulator lets you race just about anywhere in the word through Google StreetView. Just enter a location, and [...]

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IBM: Making It Rain Bitcoins

12. October 2015

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IBM made it rain bitcoins, literally. With a cool weather app specifically made for the “Campus Party” event, arguably the biggest geek event in the world. Where people would download the weather app, and monitor the forecast, so that when it started raining, they’d make it to the right location, to catch the Bitcoin rain… [...]

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Starbucks: The Roastery Mobile Experience

9. October 2015

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Starbucks Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle, is a unique experience that lets visitors follow the coffee bean’s journey from harvesting to roasting and tasting, giving them a great cup of coffee… all with a perfect companion mobile experience, helping to tell the compelling story behind it all at once. Powered by iBeacon trigger points, [...]

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Microsoft Xbox: The Survival Billboard

1. October 2015

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So Microsoft Xbox has stepped up to the plate with this installation billboard for the launch of the new Rise of the Tomb Raider game on Xbox One, with a piece called “The Survival Billboard” featuring 8 contestants standing on a billboard! Which I’ve embedded above, the full 24h stream. (Skip to 4h and 20m [...]

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UNIT9: Snow Storm – A VR Game

1. October 2015

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Introducing the new Virtual Reality game called Storm, built specifically for Oculus Rift. It comprises of an amazing, cinematic look and feel, with “Storm” providing a short and intense VR experience made by the crew at UNIT9. Players are put into a horribly awesome snow storm with just five minutes to find shelter, or they’ll [...]

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Marriott: Virtual Reality Postcard Room Service

15. September 2015

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Marriott have launched a new product called “VRoom Service” where customers staying at hotels around the world can order virtual experiences to their rooms via VR. Customers ordering the in-room virtual reality experiences will receive a hand-delivered Samsung headset, with the experiences following three travellers on their personal adventures around the world from which the [...]

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Tourism Australia: The Giga Pixel Selfie

10. September 2015

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Tourism Australia has launched a pretty cool campaign that takes Giga-Pixel Selfies for Tourists who stand on specially marked areas at famous destinations across Australia. Once you’ve gone to the website, you can trigger the ultra high resolution photos made of hundreds of photos that are automatically composed as as single image and sent straight [...]

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KFC: Don’t Panic Man Campaign

6. September 2015

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He’s a fun twist on everything that’s crazy with the world, KFC in Romania, of all places, has launched a new promotion called “Don’t Panic Man” which rewards people for coming in store, when social media platforms are down. It plays off the ridiculous twist that people freak out when Facebook is down, stuck with [...]

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Chatroulette: Live First Person Zombie Game

21. August 2015

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This might be the best thing I’ve seen this year. It’s the world’s first Real Life First Person Shooter Game, played out live on Chatroulette, and damn I wish I could have played it. Realm Pictures pulled together an amazing story line, filled it with Zombies, weapons and challenges, then put their first person shooter [...]

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Land Rover: An Instagram Adventure Story

12. August 2015

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Land Rover fans can enjoy two fictional, Instagram adventure stories where the first story, viewable at @SolitudeInSawtooth, follows the outdoor journey of a young couple as they explore Sawtooth National Forest in Idaho. Similarly, @BrotherhoodOfWonderstone follows two brothers as they embark on an expedition through Kanab, Utah. In each Instagram Adventure, gorgeous landscape photos are [...]

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Nike: Hypervenom YouTube VR Experience

28. July 2015

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Nike has created one of YouTube’s first interactive VR films for the launch of its new Hypervenom II shoe, letting people step into the shoes of Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar Jr. using Google Cardboard for a full Virtual Reality experience, or for an interactive 360 degree video experience, it leveraged the native YouTube player that [...]

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Forever 21: Instagram Powered Thread Screen

26. July 2015

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Forever 21 have stepped up to the plate with a new Instagram Powered Thread Screen, which in short, is a huge machine made of 200,000 parts, weighing 2,000 lbs, and taking over a year and half to engineer and build (all by hand). With the massive machine displaying users Instagrams 24 hours a day, with [...]

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