The friend who forwarded this final entry into Adidas' Adicolor viral campaign on YouTube wrote, "viral advertising that I can relate to in a way that doesn't make me want to buy "product" at all."
Yep. That about sums it up. Even if it is compelling enough to make you spend tons of time with the brand, you don't feel as if you're really spending any time at all with the brand. That doesn't mean the films aren't terribly compelling. But are they terribly compelling advertising, or is viral getting too soft?
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Rebecca was previously VP, U.S. operations of Econsultancy, an independent source of advice and insight on digital marketing and e-commerce. Earlier, she held executive marketing and communications positions at strategic e-services companies, including Siegel & Gale, and has worked in the same capacity for global entertainment and media companies, including Universal Television & Networks Group (formerly USA Networks International) and Bertelsmann's RTL Television. As a journalist, she's written on media for numerous publications, including "The New York Times" and "The Wall Street Journal." Rebecca spent five years as Variety's Berlin-based German/Eastern European bureau chief. Rebecca also taught at New York University's Center for Publishing, where she also served on the Electronic Publishing Advisory Group. Rebecca, author of "The Truth About Search Engine Optimization," was ClickZ's editor-in-chief for over seven years.
December 12, 2013
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