Has your agency spent the last 3 months slaving over an awesome Xmas card to send to clients and friends? If so please send them our way and we'll post them up early next week in our annual Xmas Card Roundup.
Here's an animated MC vs PC ad to get us started. I love the fact they used the old stop motion technique.
20th Century Fox wants you to Munk Yourself for Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Create your own chipmunk character and record a custom message (which gets chipmunkatized) and send it on to friends. It's similar to Simpsons avatar or Simponize Me, except the emphasis is on recording your own message and the users voice rather than uploading your face.
I mentioned the Mini Strike event that was held last weekend. I'm happy to say that it seemed to go down without a hitch. Basically you registered for a ride. You were then given a racing card which showed the order of the pins you needed to drive around. You then rode shotgun as a professional stunt driver went around the course of 7ft. inflatable bowling pins at breakneck speed. When it ended you got your photo taken and your race time.
I attended on Saturday and there was a constant stream of people. Reports from the previous day was that it was packed. My ride was #284 and they did a total of 500+ around the giant bowling course. Participant's can log onto the site now and download a photo of yourself.
The event was organized by Play Communications a "brand experience agency" out of Surry Hills. Who have created many of these "experience based" brand events in the past.
I made a quick video which shows one trip around the course. I'm sad that I didn't actually film on my 27 second trip inside the car but alas.
It certainly was a lot more fun that looking at a Mini on a rotating pedestal at the Sydney Motor Show which is on right now and I spent the next few days lusting after a Copper S of my own but realized I need to get my license renewed before even thinking about a car.
And if you're a little younger and in the Paramatta on the 12th you can help Kzone break a world record (these seems to just be fodder for brands now) for the most people playing a DS in the one spot. The record is just 250 which seems pretty low so the record could go down.