Thursday, March 11, 2010

Viral marketing at its weirdest, wildest and most elaborate

In 2008, BMW generated an ambitious faux documentary for their BMW 1-Series that involved the imaginary town of Oberpfaffelbachen, Germany, and the construction of a giant ramp that was intended to literally launch the vehicle across the Atlantic Ocean to the U.S. Not only did this viral video receive millions of views, but it also made news around the world. This campaign goes to show you that there is no script or set rules for being successful in viral marketing.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Be the Mayor of the 2010 Cleveland Film Festival

Speaking of FourSquare.. The Cleveland International Film Festival is leveraging the social networking tool as a promotion for the upcoming CIFF:

8 Easy Twitter Monitoring Ideas

Here’s a closer look at how to monitor your brand, yourself or your competitors using Twitter: