uber + home depot = christmas trees to your door
Gone are the days of going to the gas station and buying a Christmas tree, or worse yet, venturing deep into the woods and chopping one down with an ax!
Car service Uber and Home Depot have teamed up to bring Christmas trees to users' doorsteps.
#UberTree is available to residents in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, NYC, Philadelphia, San Fran and Washington D.C. If you happen to be outside of one of those 10 cities, well, you're shit out of luck. Have fun trying to wash all that sap off.
finally, super nintendo soap
For those who thought the day would never come to buy Super Nintendo and Gameboy game shaped bars of soap, your patience has been rewarded.
A company called Firebox has released the soaps, "made from the very finest vegan-friendly ingredients," just in time for the holidays. Choose from such titles as Super Mario Land, The Legend of Zelda and Street Fighter II Turbo, that each promote a citrus-y fragrance. But be careful! Rumor has it that the Street Fighter soap gives you powers to shoot fireballs...
never be alone on Christmas
IKEA Switzerland is doing a nice thing for the holidays. They've created a program called "No Empty Chairs At Christmas" where guests can be matched up with generous hosts so that they've got a place to go during the Holiday. One simply visits the website NoEmptyChairs.ch/de/ to register, and boom - no empty chairs at Christmas.
While this seems really sweet and kind, it also feels like it may have a scary, Craigslist-esque ending. But, let's hope not.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
beefed-up business cards
free ideas from a creative agency - score!
glow in the dark toilet paper
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Instagrams from the dark side
As we all sit, holding our breath until December, 2015 in hopes that Disney and J.J. Abrams do Star Wars proud, from the dark side emerges the first Star Wars Instagram. Is it Yoda dispensing his backwards speaking wisdom? Chewy about to let out his famous roar? Nope, it's a Darth Vader selfie... and it is awesome.
we know you hate our ads
Every smart marketer knows contextually relevant ads significantly outperform other ads. And every YouTube user knows pre-roll ads stink on ice. So it doesn't seem to be a revolutionary idea that perhaps your pre-roll ads should be super contextually relevant to make them stink a little less, right? Right. Yet you don't really see brands doing that to their full extent... until now.
Burger King created 64 versions of a pre-roll ad not only acknowledging your hatred for said ads, but also addressing the specific video you were trying to watch before they so rudely interrupted you.
Well played Burger King.
Sure, we've seen a ton of clever brands doing parody's of other brands marketing campaigns, but they're usually on the interwebs, because in order to be relevant they need to be executed very quickly. So what's so brilliant about this Domino's parody of the British Airways ad is actually a real-life, interactive billboard that was turned around super quickly.
Just like the British Airways billboard featured a kid pointing up at passing flights and displaying the flight numbers, this kid points down at passing Dominos delivery people with info on their order.
Way to move quick Dominos, just like your pizza delivery!
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
T-Mobile and AT&T engage in Twitter war over a girl (or a customer)
In the past, you may have complained to your friends or significant other about your wireless service, maybe even sent a tweet or two out to your followers, not expecting anything to come from it. Because of this, Twitter user Jay Rooney must have been pretty surprised when AT&T and T-Mobile (along with the company’s CEO) engaged in a high school level Twitter brawl when Rooney tweeted complaining about AT&T service.
We just can’t get enough of these companies getting down on the users’ level while tweeting to customers. Judging by Rooney’s decision to visit a T-Mobile store to switch carriers after the exchange, it looks like it's working.