Orbitz' CGM Honeymoon

  |  July 26, 2006   |  Comments

Yes, that's my face you see on the groovy dancing bride image there

orbitz-bride.jpg Yes, that's my face you see on the groovy dancing bride image there. I created this image while checking out Orbitz' new honeymoon-oriented effort. It lets users customize everything about the freaky dancing bride message, including adding a face from a static .jpg image, choosing a song, and choreographing dance moves from a set of options. Once you've customized to your heart's content, you can send to a friend.

It's kind of cool but hard to imagine exactly how this plays out in reality. Do brides-to-be hang in packs so they can e-mail one another and make honeymoon plans simultaneously? Or is this meant for the bride-to-be to send to her husband-to-be? If so, that seems like an awfully small audience for something that appears designed to "go viral".

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