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Top Gear: 10 Millions Fans Celebration Video

2. February 2012

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We’ve featured a few “1 Million Fans” celebration campaigns and content pieces over the last year, and suitably, the guys at Top Gear have taken their celebration just a little further than normal, perhaps that’s because they’ve just hit 10 Million Fans, or is it just because they can? A little of both I suspect… [...]

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Heineken: The Valentines Day Serenade App

2. February 2012

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Backing up from the last amazing brand film called “The Date”, Heineken have launched “The Serenade”. A cool Facebook app designed to help you ask people out on a date this Valentines Day, via a personalised “Serenade” video. It’s available in something like 20 languages, so just about anyone in the world can participate, a [...]

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Best Tweeshes: Crowdsourced Musical Tweets

30. January 2012

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To celebrate the start of 2012 Belgium based agency VVL BBDO created a crowd sourced piece of music, powered by Tweets. Tapping into the thousands of wish tweets that are sent from all over the world at this time of year. Users simply added the hash tag #tweeshes to all new year wish tweets. These [...]

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Air China: Facebook Check Ins

25. January 2012

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Here is a nice social integration campaign from Air China. In order to increase consumer awareness about the airline’s flight services to Sweden and throughout the extended Asian region, Air China launched a campaign around Facebook check-ins. The airline created partnerships with a number of popular Asian restaurants in Sweden, to act as ambassadors for [...]

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Cadbury: 1 Million Facebook Fans Celebration

22. January 2012

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As Cadbury reach the 1 million fan mark they’ve celebrated their community with an enormous chocolate like button. They built it entirely out of large blocks of their classic dairy milk chocolate. Check out the making of the button in this video, you’ll see how much effort went in to create this master piece. It [...]

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MINI: Fan The Flame Social Installation

19. January 2012

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MINI have launched a pretty cool, live streaming social installation at the Brussels Motor Show, featuring the new MINI Countryman. The Countryman was placed on a 15% slope, held only by a thick rope, while a Bunsen burner was placed under the rope and remote rigged to their live streaming app, where each “like” generates [...]

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Axe Anarchy: First Comic Created in Real Time

5. January 2012

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Here’s a great campaign from Axe/Lynx. Their latest ad campaign in the US, Axe Anarchy, features a video about two experimental fragrances that are unleashed on the world and the chaos that ensues. To support this Axe are launching the first comic to be created in real time, by you! This graphic novel will have [...]

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IKEA: The Facebook Fan Sleepover

4. January 2012

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For me, this is one of the ways social starts to get really exciting for brands, and it’s not with a cool Facebook app or innovative social play, just smart thinking combined with the drive to make it happen. So, IKEA created a seriously good PR stunt, the Facebook Fan Sleepover… After finding a Facebook [...]

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Infographic: Social Media Statistics For 2012

3. January 2012

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It was a huge year for Social Media and here is a great infographic that rounds up the key Social Media Statistics to kickoff 2012. It’s pretty impressive to see that Facebook has grown to more than 800 million active users, adding more than 200 million in a single year. Twitter now has 100 million active [...]

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Tourism Australia: New Years Eve Social Film

2. January 2012

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Happy New Year to everyone who has enjoyed and supported Digital Buzz this year! In tribute I thought I’d post this nice short film created by Tourism Australia showcasing what a NYE event in Sydney means to people, and because I live in Sydney, I’m biased, and couldn’t agree more. The film features people sourced [...]

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Vodafone: Christmas Laser Graffiti

22. December 2011

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Here’s a great Christmas campaign from Vodafone Ireland, bringing together social media, projection mapping and street art to encourage their Facebook community to hit the streets. Vodafone enlisted digital agency Cybercom to help them create something different this Christmas. The experience started with “Make Someone Happy” on the Vodafone Playground Facebook page which, over the [...]

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Infographic: Social Media Holiday Purchases

21. December 2011

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Here’s an interesting Christmas shopping themed infographic that shows the power of social recommendations around the holiday season. Mr. Youth, a word-of-mouth marketing firm, surveyed around 4,500 adults and found that social media has been a key driver of Christmas gift purchases this year. A few interesting take outs are: 66% of Black Friday purchases were a [...]

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Heineken: Super Social Christmas Tree

11. December 2011

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Keep an eye out for the Heineken Super Social Christmas Tree in Clarke Quay, Singapore, from the 17th-26th of December. It’s a huge digital art installation that’s over 11 meters tall and stacked with 48 huge LCD screens, that will become perhaps the most social Christmas tree ever created! If you head to the Facebook [...]

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Ultimat Vodka: Social Life Audit Facebook App

18. November 2011

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Here’s a Facebook app that analyses your actual social life rather than your online social life. Polish vodka brand Ultimat (No, that’s not a typo!) worked with developer StinkDigital to create The Social Life Audit. Once you allow access the app aggregates a vast amount of your details to create an infographic style audit of [...]

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Volkswagen: The Fanwagen

2. November 2011

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Choose, Build, and drive away with it… This is the tagline of our new campaign, called “the Fanwagen”.Volkswagen the Netherlands invites its fans to vote for their all-time favorite model. As a reward, it rebuilds this model in a one of a kind edition: the Fanwagen. Whether they vote for the classic van the T1 [...]

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Twitflicks: Mini-Movies Based on Your Tweets

31. October 2011

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Crowd funding is pretty hot right now, but it doesn’t always work, even through the major social funding platforms. So, when Eddie Terstall (a famous Dutch film-maker) only managed to reach $2k of the $20k he teamed up with One Big Agency to try something just a little different… So they created Twitflicks. Mini-Movies that [...]

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Light Painting: The Volkswagen Art Heist

13. October 2011

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Here is a beautiful ambient meets social campaign for the new Volkswagen Jetta GLI in Canada where they’ve created a series of pop-up art galleries that feature “Light Paintings” made by the movement of the Volkswagen Jetta. Framed, installed and then left for the public to find (and take home for free) the light paintings [...]

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SlideShare: Social Media Around the World 2011

9. October 2011

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Here is a great SlideShare presentation showcasing a whole bunch of statistics, observations and facts on the uptake, experience and use of social media (and a little mobile) from around the world in 2011. It’s 167 slides and well worth the read if you’ve got 20-30 mins (or 10 for a speed flick!), so perhaps [...]

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Twitter Charity Swear Jar

30. September 2011

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Here’s a fun idea for a Friday and it helps raise money for charity so leaves you feeling good! We all know how a swear jar works, well here’s the online equivalent. Charity Swearbox is a donation-based site that provides Twitter users with a way to rectify their bad language online. You can login with [...]

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Introducing The New Facebook Timeline

24. September 2011

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So here it is. The new Facebook Timeline, which will ultimately replace your current profile. Dual columns, maps, check-ins, photos, video, apps, galleries, likes, activity feed and even quick-scroll timeline control. A whole new way to experience your social history, and to present the future. Initial thoughts… Wow. This is going to shake things up. [...]

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