Food & Drink (183)
Supercharging the like Button
The Portuguese beer brand Super Bock launched a new Facebook advertising campaign aiming to convince Mark Zuckerberg to change the “like” button to “Good”, “Great” or “Super” buttons. In a clever but perhaps risky strategy, the brand made a video ad with typography and animations typical of online social services and app ads. It only reveals itself as a sponsor of this initiative at the very end of the video with a discreet logo.
Why it matters
If brands could customise the like button, there would be an endless amount of adjectives storming the platform. This would be rather chaotic and Facebook would probably not let it happen. Nevertheless, what is interesting with this campaign is the fact that the focus has been put on the button movement rather than the brand, thus almost creating the sense of a spontaneous viral initiative, making it more likeable and less “corporate”. How can other industries create branded viral activity that feels legitimate in their quest to garner mass support and bring change – even if it’s just for the ‘like’ button?
KRAFT Foods Inc is bringing together two of America’s favorite pastimes: baseball and comfort food, but with a new twist. They have reintroduced the Big Noodle in front of Wrigley Field, a large yellow macaroni-shaped statue, but this year it’s topped with "bacon" and emits the scent of fried pork belly every 10 to 15 minutes.
The desert brand Danette is turning 40 in 2010. To celebrate, it has launched an operation called “Smile, you are a Danette”. The consumer is invited to post a picture of his best smile on a dedicated website. The 480 first net users will be assured to have their pictures selected. 1000 pictures in all will be printed on packs in February 2010.