Old Spice taking over the Internet

It seems wherever I turn at the moment I am graced with a new Old Spice advert. However I am not complaining the campaign is nothing short of perfection!

Ok so this is the original advert from February 2010…

Currently its been viewed by almost 13 million people and that is only in the last 5 or so months.

The next step in the path to taking over the Internet occured yesterday, as Old Spice begin delivering personal video replies to tweets (and now even YouTube and Facebook comments)! Hows that for real time networking?

Yep, if you have tweeted about Old Spice, chances are you might have an @reply with a custom made video just for you.

Here’s just a few examples:

On Twitter, rosemcgowan wrote “I like it too! @Oldspice I told my husband I have a crush on you. Oddly, he started using the oldspice deodorant. (via @Alyssa_Milano)”

On Twitter, jsbeals wrote “@OldSpice Can U Ask my girlfriend to marry me? Her name is Angela A. Hutt-Chamberlin #Johannes S. #Beals”

Get in on the action by tweeting @oldspice and you might be lucky enough to get a custom video reply.

Subscribe to the YouTube channel here http://www.youtube.com/user/oldspice they are adding new videos by the second…well actually almost 120 videos in the last 24 hours alone, with each and everyone one a strategic response to a tweet or YouTube or Facebook comment.

This definitely on of the best social meets viral strategy I’ve seen, and certainly my favourite. Using the powering of social networking they have managed to get people talking about their brand all over the interweb efficiently and effectively by recording personalised videos for hundreds of tweeps. Bravo.

This site has also just been created:

http://oldspicevoicemail.com

Which allows you to create your own customisable Old Spice man voicemail message. Created by @chriswastaken I can imagine he will be getting a far few more followers in the coming hours! Again bravo

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Dating Brian

Posted in Advertisement, crowdsourcing, viral by tomgooday on July 12, 2010

http://datingbrian.com/

Brian’s a single guy, fresh in NYC by way of Wisconsin. He’s looking for a date. So why not crowdsource a matchup?

Meet Brian. He’s from Wisconsin, has almost no experience dating and just moved to New York City. With more than half of New Yorkers single, the dating scene is just ridiculous.

So Brian is taking the plunge and going on 30 dates in 30 days. But part of the challenge is that he’s putting it in the hands of the Internet masses: who he dates, where they go, if he should go for that kiss. Essentially, he needs your help, and he needs it bad.

He has built a nice little website and a presence across the web on Facebook and Twitter.

I hope Brian sees this! Bet you never thought a guy on the south coast of England would be blogging about this did you?