1. Playstation Projection Mapping
I came across this on the Digital Buzz Blog. It’s projection mapping with a nice twist. Instead of being emblazoned across some big building this is done within a confined space, it’s very clever and all done in one take.
2. The Ikea Apartment
Underground/metro/train stations are all the rage for pulling off stunts from flashmobs, to a virtual shopping store to a subway piano and even Ikea themselves are no strangers to using such locations. This time around they whacked it up a notch by building a fully functioning apartment using Ikea products – and even stuck a few real people in there. It’s a bit ‘big brother’ but with less annoying people, and there’s no toilet, but I don’t think Ikea make toilet bowls.
3. Ikea Sleepover
I’m sure you’ve heard of this – there was a Facebook Page called ‘I Wanna Have a Sleepover in Ikea‘ set up over two years ago. Ikea took inspiration from it and gave 100 of their Facebook Fans a chance to win a sleepover in Ikea Essex. It’s almost like crowd sourcing marketing ideas, which is exactly what social media is great for. But for all the great idea’s there’s countless others that are just not worth pursuing. The trick is to find and act upon the right ones.
4. Mini Fan The Flame
Car companies are pushing the boat out with social media, maybe seeing social media as a path to replicating the real world communities that built up around the Harley Davidson or Jeep brands. It’s lead to some interesting developments as you’ll see in the next few points.
This Facebook Campaign from Mini allows fans to win a Mini by liking its page. That sounds pretty dull so far but the Mini you could win is attached to a rope, you will be given a shot of fire to burn through that rope – if the rope breaks, the Mini is yours.
While I’m talking about Mini they did a great little Facebook game called Mini Maps last summer that seemed to have gone un-noticed by many. The game used Google maps to allow players race anywhere in the world. You could build tracks, race friends or even race strangers. The game is still available here.
5. Chevy Sonic Lets Do This
The Chevy Sonic brand are trying to entice consumers to do something new and fork out a fortune on buy a new Chevy Sonic. They’ve done a bunch of stunts so far – thrown one out of a plane, did a kickflip in one and made a music video with Ok Go. But the one that stands out for me is this one, where online clicks helped pushed a Chevy Sonic – attached to a bungee cord – closer to a 100 foot drop. After 2.5 million clicks the car was pushed over the edge. Admittedly I would’ve preferred this to hit the ground or blow up at the push of a click but the public vote/click angle is a very cool move.
6. Fashion Industry Exposed
Without giving too much away, this made me laugh.
7. Reebok Crossfit
This is the worlds largest, and longest, 3D street art created in London at the end of last year for Reebok. It may also give you vertigo.
8. Frog Marketing
Finally I thought this was sufficiently odd for inclusion. A French restaurant had difficulty in overcoming the perception of French cuisine in Russia. It was seen as over priced with small portions and involved frogs. Upon this premise bloggers, journalists, radio DJ’s and food critics were all sent a frog in a container, which caused a bit of a stir online and in the media. The frog could be exchanged for a free meal which earned the restaurant a load of publicity in return. The VO gets a bit OTT towards the end, claiming to have changed the perception of French food forever, but lets forgive it for that.