Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Paid Owned Earned on Star Wars Day - VW The Force and Blackberry


Last year Advertising Age published a piece about marketing in the age of Twitter and Facebook. The thrust of the article was that 'when it comes to Facebook, relevance may be redefined.' The story highlighted the fact that Blackberry tweeting 'May the 4th be with you' ended up being one of their most successful tweets of 2010.

This year it's the turn of VW to capitalise on (the unofficial) Star Wars Day. They are using May the 4th to promote further interest in their YouTube video 'The Force', using a Facebook video ad to both align with today's Star Wars date and drive further views for their film

1 comment:

Nick Stamoulis said...

This was very smart of VW. Social media communication is constant, and the best ways to grab attention are to talk about subjects that are timely. This is a great illustration of that.