Dikembe Mutombo's 4 1/2 Weeks to Save the World
is the tale of the struggle of Dikembe Mutombo to prevent the end of the world due to the Mayan calendar running out of time. You have to stop people from dancing Gangnam style and persuade Ohio to vote; you have to destroy cheap Black Friday toys; you have to destroy the Powerball winning numbers to prevent a literal Hollywood fatcat from producing another Vampire romance. And the game is an ad for a product that appears once in the loading screen. [more inside]
posted by ersatz
on Dec 4, 2012 -
What if your action movie starred feline thespians instead of Colin Ferrel, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Tom Waits, and Christopher Walken? You'd get Seven PsychoCats
. SLYT, NSFW
posted by kyleg
on Oct 12, 2012 -
Bert and Ernie recording their voices for TomTom.
This is perhaps the funniest viral ad for a product that I've seen. TomTom
in-car navigation systems offer custom voices to read out directions, and their latest additions are from Sesame Street. This is the promotional video, showing what the recording session was like... [SLYTPB]
posted by Slap*Happy
on Nov 18, 2011 -
They Were There
is a 30 min video from IBM, who is turning 100 this year. "told by first-hand witnesses—current and retired employees and clients—who were there when IBM helped to change the way world works.
posted by finite
on Jan 22, 2011 -
"What is the sound of color? We asked that question of 5 musicians. We assigned each musician a different color. They wrote 5 tracks. We gave the colors and tracks that inspired them to 5 directors." The Sound of Color
contains the songs and videos that were created. The site and free downloads are only available through March 15. (Via Carolina Vigna-Marú) [more inside]
posted by madamjujujive
on Feb 18, 2008 -
Microsoft is launching a viral marketing campaign for Vista. It's only half done - it wraps up in January. Demetri Martin
stars in a series of webisodes about his "rare condition". The best part of the campaign are the idle ramblings of Demetri on the main page.
The campaign consists of an rss feed
, a podcast, and the webisodes.
posted by disclaimer
on Dec 8, 2006 -
is a website which tracks live events (mostly shows) in your home town, and can read in tracks from your last.fm
account to notify you of interesting shows coming up in your area, as long as your area is one of the currently-limited areas
they cover. (vide intra)
posted by whir
on Sep 21, 2006 -
The staff of The Impulsive Buy
are not experts, but they do like to try anything that has any of the following words on the product: new
, new and improved
, better tasting
, reconditioned, less fat
, less calories
, reduced for quick sale
, limited edition
, free toy
, 50% off
, or now with Olestra
posted by naomi
on Jun 15, 2006 -
Ten contestants. Ten days. They all grew up in shelters -- but one of them will claw his or her way to the top. It's the Meow Mix House
, where ten cats
will vie to become Meow Mix's Feline Vice President of Research and Development. (And, win or lose, they will all be adopted by families.) The webcams
. [ article || via ]
posted by milquetoast
on Jun 13, 2006 -
, the final entry in Adidas' Adicolor
short film campaign., is seriously messed up, with a fish and a panda playing russian roulette. Also featuring Pink, Red, Blue, White, and Yellow. (via
posted by blue_beetle
on May 12, 2006 -
Deal or no
Warning: Third link goes to not-much-fun-without-real-money-at-stake NBC corporate game. Interesting to watch the offers change, though.
posted by gilgamix
on Mar 2, 2006 -
Flickr Doubles the Stakes
with their new offerings for Pro users. People with existing Pro accounts will have two GB of upload capacity per month, a subscription length of double what they paid for, and two free pro accounts to gift to friends.
posted by quasistoic
on Apr 18, 2005 -
Pimp My Burger.
Burger King Germany produced a full-length parody of Pimp My Ride
, right down to the before/after camera swipes, the theme song, and "4-inch buns." If all Pepsi Blue viral marketing campaigns were as well-done as this one, I don't think I'd complain about them as much.
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Mar 3, 2005 -
Mercedes Benz site Mix Tape
. Free downloadable MP3 mix. Features mostly downtempo, wallpapery tracks.
posted by anathema
on Oct 22, 2004 -