Calvin Klein Jeans Replaces Billboards with QR Codes

Posted in Advertisement, advertising, Alternative advertising, Art, billboard, image, QR, Social Media, viral by tomgooday on July 16, 2010

This past weekend, Calvin Klein Jeans replaced three of its billboards — two in downtown New York and one on Sunset Boulevard in LA.

Passersby can use their smartphones to snap a picture, which will pull up an exclusive, 40-second commercial, after the commercial plays, viewers can then share the code with their Facebook and Twitter friends.

I think we are going to see a lot more of this in the coming months…

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Google Chrome Fastball Game

Posted in Advertisement, advertising, Alternative advertising, Google, Social Media, twitter, viral by tomgooday on July 14, 2010

http://www.youtube.com/chromefastball

Been meaning to post this for a while…The Google Chrome Fastball Game. Check out the demo below…pretty cool idea and really nicely put together…

Basically you race across the net completing small an quirky tasks in record time, miss an answer and it will slow you down, skip and you’ll pay a penalty.

Here how I did:

Are you Chrome Fast?

Social Media Revolution 2 (Refresh)

Posted in Advertisement, advertising, Alternative advertising, facts, Social Media by tomgooday on July 14, 2010

http://www.youtube.com/user/Socialnomics09

This video is great promotion for the book, which you can buy from Amazon…Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business by Erik Qualman.

Disneyland Paris: They are coming – Nice use of Facebook Connect

Posted in Advertisement, advertising, Alternative advertising, animation, app, Design, interactive, viral by tomgooday on July 12, 2010

http://www.ilsdebarquent.com/

Stumbled upon this quirky little promotion for Disneyland Paris to celebrate the arrival of the New Generation in the French theme park. Choose either the Incredibles or Toy Story characters and then allow the Facebook connect application access your profile, and the characters interact before your eyes.

Just need to learn French now!

Gatorade – Replay

Posted in Advertisement, advertising, Alternative advertising, football, game, interactive, viral by tomgooday on June 29, 2010

Replay 1

This is an amazing intergrated campaign by Gatorade, one of the best I have ever seen!

Gatorade reunited the original players (now all in their mid 30s) from two 1993 high school football teams to replay their rivalry game that ended in a 7-7 tie. The game was played on November 25 1993 to be precise. Gatorade became a true athletic partner. For 90 days Gatorade scientists trained and coached these former athletes to help prepare them for the big game. The big re-match was held in the venue of the original 1993 game, Fisher Field, in front of a crowd of 15,000 fans. Gatorade supplied the athletic fuel for the game. With on-field temperatures reaching over 100°F, no players were dehydrated or seriously hurt – talk about the ultimate product demonstration. They also created a 5-part documentary series released online that told the Replay story in order to inspire other former athletes from around the nation. Various bloggers and tweeters picked up this campaign and viewing figures were huge.

The idea cam about as athletic participation plummets drastically once individuals graduate from High School. Family, career and increasing obligations inevitably replace sport and exercise. Per US government statistics, 7 in 10 adults aged over 30 don’t exercise regularly. And thus, aren’t using Gatorade like they used to. Our challenge was to reignite the athletic spark with this group of former Gatorade loyalists

(via http://www.canneslions.com )

Its no Notley High School v Alec Hunter from May 2002 but it is still a pretty good watch 🙂

Replay 2

Here is a little teaser of what Replay 2 has in store.

Five Second Test

Posted in Design, Work stuff by tomgooday on June 29, 2010

http://fivesecondtest.com

Saw one of my friends using this today and thought that it was a fantastic resource. Simple, instant feedback on your designs. Five second tests help you easily identify the most prominent elements of your user interfaces, and also the least prominent!

Upload an image of your design.

URL is then generated

Send the URL out…

http://fivesecondtest.com/test/uRYADi8H

User is then prompted they are about to undertake a 5 second test!

User then click on the most prominent areas.

Collect almost instant feedback. I will certainly be using this!

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Facebook in real life

Posted in viral by tomgooday on June 29, 2010
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Robyn – Killing Me Interactive Video

Posted in Advertisement, advertising, Alternative advertising, animation, Art, Design, interactive, music, viral by tomgooday on June 29, 2010

http://robyn.com/killingme/

Don’t tell Robyn what to F*#NG do

Swedish pop star Robyn has a quirky new album and a clever interactive video for the song “Don’t fucking tell me what to do”.

The video is written entirely in code, and feeds in content from fans via Twitter. The beginning of the video features words from the song, in which Robyn sings about the various vices that are killing her. In the second half of the song, the website feeds in tweets from fans stating the things that are killing them, with their name credited at the bottom of the webpage. Oh, and it is in 3D too! via Creative Review & Blogilvy

Really nice idea and I even like the song. Cant watch the video for too long though, feel like I am going to pass out! I wonder what television spot will look like?

Times Square Interactive Billboard

Posted in Advertisement, advertising, Alternative advertising, billboard, interactive, viral by tomgooday on June 29, 2010

Saw this whilst in twitter and thought I had to blog about it.

Fantastic interactive billboard in Times Square. The billboard is for a little known fashion brand called Forever21 and they have caused quite a stir with this.

A model dressed in Forever21 clothes walks on and takes a virtual photo of the crowd (it also occasionally selects people, picking them up and throwing them into a Forever21 bag). Using spy-esk technology (that provides data on each person in the camera view), some serious computer power and a very HD video camera, the augmented reality software identifies and pulls out a person in real time to composite them into the interactions with the model taking the photo.

Very clever and something we are likely to see much more of in the coming years.

The taste of Yellow – Yellow Pages

Posted in Advertisement, advertising, Alternative advertising, Design, Other Stuff, Rants, twitter, viral by tomgooday on June 28, 2010

http://www.yellowchocolate.co.nz/

Brilliant integrated campaign for the Yellow Pages in New Zealand called Yellow Chocolate.

http://www.ourshowroom.co.nz/chocolate/

In January 2010 a new chocolate bar was launched in 2010, and it became the fastest selling chocolate bar in New Zealand, overight, outselling snickers two to one.

So they auditioned for average everyday New Zealander, who would use the power of the yellow pages to create a new brand of chocolate, that tastes like YELLOW!

One rule…he could only get help from businesses listed in the Yellow Pages.

Television spots plotted his progress and users could interact with Josh (the everyday guy that was chosen) via social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

Check out the video to see how he got on http://www.ourshowroom.co.nz/chocolate/

Simply brilliant.