NUDE IT iPhone App Viral Even Comes With Real Fake OMG! Gasps

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No, it does, really. (See below.) While not an actual working app, or is it? (*asked in super secret hushed tones*), the NUDE IT makes any scene nudetastic. Except, well, it's hard to tell if the hero in this one is saying OMG! because of the app's amazing see-through ability--or the subject he's looking at. Latter! Either way, lose the fake shock reactions (the shit will sell itself doncha know), and you still have a cool non-cgi viral, replete with tried and true old-school camera trickery that looks more amazing than it is. Or all you SUCKAZ can just check with creator That Bald Guy.

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by Bill Green    Nov-12-09    
Topic: Mobile/Wireless, Promotions, Spoofs



Cheesy Pick Up Lines Will Get You A Free Turkey

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So what do cheesy pick up lines and turkey have to do with each other? Aside from the fact guys who deliver them are turkeys? It's a promotion for Piggly Wiggly, of course. A turkey promotion.

Those who shop at the store get free Greenbax each time they use their PFC card. For just five Greebax, shoppers can get their hands on a free turkey. Ideally, one that doesn't spout cheesy pick up lines.

by Steve Hall    Nov-11-09    
Topic: Commercials, Promotions, Strange



Harley Hottie Salutes Troops

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On this Veterans day, what better way to salute the troops than Military Appreciation Month complete with Harley Davidson motorcycles and super hot supermodel Marissa Miller? Those serving in the military can enter to win a new Harley which will be personally delivered by Miller. There's also a collection a old school, pin up-style wallpapers which can be downloaded as well as a send to a friend feature that allows one to send a personal message along with a picture of Miller.

Check out the promotion here.

by Steve Hall    Nov-11-09    
Topic: Brands, Promotions



Clothing Retailer Brings More Pre-Movie 'Entertainment'

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"Now the retailer is offering consumers a contemporary interactive experience for the price of a movie ticket." That's how this Johannes Leonardo-created pre-movie performance at New York's Ziegfeld Theater for fashion retailer Daffy's was described. And it seems that's how we're now describing pre-movie commercials...which is exactly what this was.

OK so yea, it's a pretty cool on and off screen performance during which actors don clothing in the video and then appear on stage wearing it while performing. Part of the promotion/performance was to offer a chance to win "deeply discounted rent on a fabulous West Village apartment."

Check it out here and let us know. Do you want to see this sort of thing before a movie or not?

by Steve Hall    Nov- 2-09    
Topic: Promotions



Newsflash! Two Guys Deliver Only Copy of Xbox Forza Motorsport!

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If you like to watch two guys bicker over who's going to drive a Lamborghini with the only copy of Xbox Forza Motorsport from Edinburgh to the game's launch party in London, you might like this video8j6. If you don't really care about how it's decided who will get to drive the car, where they'll stop on the way and the inane things they'll say to each other along the way, you can be happy we did it for you so you don't have to.

by Steve Hall    Nov- 2-09    
Topic: Promotions, Video



Swiffer Spoofed, Axe Effect Debunked, Eighties Hyped (Again)

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- Logo's The Big Sketch Comedy takes on the infamous Swiffer commercials. Horrifically funny.

- A fan or product of the 80's? The you might like the "80s-iser" from Russell Athletic.

- Dial takes on the whole Axe Effect thing and debunks it with an Attraction Field Study in which a guy stands on the sidewalk for two hours after showering with Axe. The result? Nothing. There's also the Get Magnetic site which takes a decidedly more scientific looking at why humans and animals are attracted to one another.

- Following its DEWmocracy effort, Mountain Dew has hooked up with 12 Seconds for a competition which will determine who gets to shoot the brand's next commercial.

by Steve Hall    Oct-29-09    
Topic: Consumer Created, Promotions, Spoofs, Strange, Video



Because Real Olympic Sports Bore Us, Fake Ones Aim to Entice Us

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To drum up a bit of excitement for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, The International Olympic Committee has launched The Best of Us Challenge, a collection of fake sporting events which wil pit Olympic athletes against regular people. For those who win, a free trip for to to Vancouver is in their future.

There will be hula-hooping, cartwheeling, juggling, plastic cup golfing and many more made up sports. Head over to The Best of Us Challenge site and you can watch Michael Phelps, Rafael Nadal, Lindssey Jacobellis and Shawn Johnson engage in this silliness. The site loads very slowly...or not at all.

Once upon a time plain old skiing and skating excited people. Hmm. How times have changed.

by Steve Hall    Oct-29-09    
Topic: Events, Promotions, Video



Where the Hell is Matt...Uh...Oops...Coke?

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Joe Jaffe's Crayon (among other companies including Adam Brown at Coke) is behind a new program for Coke called Expedition 206. Beginning January 1, 2010, Coke will send three ambassadors around the world to visit 206 countries in 365 days. The purpose as Jaffe writes is to "seek out, discover and celebrate the epitome of 'happiness' as it presents itself across different people, places and cultures."

Sounds a bit like a corporate version of Matt Harding's work for Stride but hey, you can never leverage and monetize the power of "world happiness" enough. So it's all good.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-22-09    
Topic: Brands, Guerilla, Podcast, Promotions, Social, Weblogs



P&G Wants You to Take A Dump and Blog About It

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When did we arrive at a point in time when it was OK for a brand to essentially say, "Please take a shit in public and tells us about how it felt, what it looked like and how effective the toilet paper was at wiping it off your ass?"

Thanks to Charmin's Enjoy the Go promotion, we're in that moment right now. The toilet paper brand is seeking five people to spend five weeks in a Charmin-branded bathroom in Manhattan and blog about dropping a log.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-22-09    
Topic: Brands, Promotions, Social, Strange, Weblogs



Misdirected Barter Finds ad:tech in a Pickle Barrel

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Lest anyone accuse us of ignoring negative publicity about a company we're in bed with (which we very much are when it comes to ad:tech), it's our duty to let you know about a little pay for play snafu ad:tech found itself in when it offered "key influencers" free or discounted access to its New York conference in exchange for three pieces of media coverage. The media coverage could take the form of a blog post, a Tweet or a mention on Facebook.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-19-09    
Topic: Bad, Industry Events, Promotions, Social










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