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The ambulance-chasers at “Business Insider” ran an article a few days a go with the headline “VW make another brilliant SEO-based ad.” (View above and read the hyperbole below).
Couple of things:
- it’s a nice idea. Not new (unless you’ve been in the business 5 minutes) and not really “brilliant”. (But well done for resisting “awesome”, dorks.)
- it’s has NOTHING to do with SEO. It is not an SEO-based idea, at all. SEO works on leveraging an idea, through its properties. It is not an idea in and of itself…
It really is a neat idea. But I wish “journalists”/ bloggers would do some homework on what similar idea preceded this.
This one – for example:
Every Want Ad you’ll see in the advertising journals is looking for “digital specialists”, or for “Social media Gurus.”
Your brand has a big problem? Hey, get a Facebook page. Do some “social media.” Or, better still, do a “viral” campaign.
What ARE you nincompoops smoking? Seriously.
The anthemic television campaign for British Airways which became a touchstone for the brand and its values. Watch here or go to Creative Work & Case Studies for the full story.