The Verizon iPhone has been Officially Confirmed

Though we’re still in the midst of the press conference, Verizon has confiremed that the Verizon iPhone will launch next month.  Hop over to VerizonWireless.com and you’ll see that they’ve already updated their homepage with the info.  The links are still broken, but all the information should be out later today.  Exciting news!

Verizon iPhone on Verizon Homepage

The Verizon iPhone confirmed on the Verizon Homepage

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Best Unintentional Ad Ever – ‘Atomic Tom’ Jam on iPhones

The title may sound a little hyperbolic, but once you see the video in this post, I think you’ll find it hard to disagree.  The video sets up the premise that the New York band Atomic Tom had their instruments stolen, but were able to improvise.  The result is the following video:

Just playing the guitar riff on a iPhone would be a challenge, but the band manages to perform the entire song “Take Me Out” using only their phones. It’s an extremely clever idea, it sounds amazing, and it’s giving Apple some serious publicity (not that they need it).  Not only is this video promoting Apple, but I liked the song so much I will likely buy the band’s entire album from iTunes.

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Amour Ads – Acting Isn’t Their Strong Suit

While I’m not using this blog to promote adult-entertainment, I will promote an ad for adult-entertainment.  Canadian adult-entertainment network Amour has put together the following spots (several are strung together in the video) to promote their services.  They promote the network’s “strengths” by highlighting their weaknesses- a tactic that would likely not work in any other industry.  Personally, I think they’re hilarious and well done and they have definitely created quite a buzz for the company.  Check out the ads here:

For more information on the ads, and to see a few print ones that accompany the campaign, check out this post on AdFreak.

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Chipotle Wants Your Junk Email

Rather than rewrite the article I originally read, I’ll summarize and link to it:

Starting today, forward your junk emails to nojunk@chipotlejunk.com.  For every 100,000 junk emails that Chipotle receives, they will donate $10,000 to nonprofit organization The Lunch Box.  As their facebook page puts it: “We don’t like junk. Not in our in-boxes. Not in our food.”

Check out the original article here on BrandWeek.

Now head to your email and forward those junk messages!

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Toy Story 3 – Search Stories

I saw Toy Story 3 this past weekend and have to say it was phenomenal.  Once again, Pixar has gone on to prove that it is impossible for them to make a bad movie.  Without giving any kind of full-blown movie review, I will say this: go see the movie; it is awesome.

That said, as part of some dual advertising, Pixar teamed up with Google a little while back to create a Toy Story themed Search Story ad.  I am a big fan of the Search Stories campaign (as noted in my Emotional Advertising post) and by combining the concept with Toy Story branding, I think that both Goole and Pixar hit a home run.  If you haven’t seen the ad yet, check it out below:

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Mortal Kombat Trailer is Actually an Ad

The buzz on the internet yesterday was a seven minute teaser trailer for what appeared to be a new Mortal Kombat movie.  Some speculated that the clip was some kind of promotional piece for a new game, and others took it for exactly what it looked like: a movie trailer.

The truth is though, that the clip was actually a little of both.  Jeri Ryan, the actress who portrays Sonya Blade in the clip, posted to her Twitter account yesterday that the clip is “not a game trailer. Actually was made for the director to sell WB on his vision for a reimagined MK film.”  So while it turns out that the clip wasn’t promoting a game, and it wasn’t a by-the-books movie trailer, it could be a movie trailer in the future.  In my opinion, it was some excellent promo work from director Kevin Tancharoen.

While some die-hard MK fans didn’t think the trailer was all that great, the online consensus seems to be that people want to see this movie made.  So even though the clip was put together as a promo for a studio, it went even further to promote the potential movie to fans.  If Warner Brothers pays attention to the online conversations, it is very possible that we may see this movie come to fruition, all thanks to a very well done (and in my opinion, awesome looking) promotional clip.  That’s advertising at its finest.

If you haven’t seen the MK clip, check it out below:

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