A Creative Review: Draw Something 2
Welcome back to A Creative Review with James Cooper. Today Coop’s all about Zynga’s wild posting campaign for Draw Something 2.
I’ve said before that I believe outdoor can be an interactive medium. People talk about digital being the way forward for everything, but what I think we really mean by this is interactive. Digital just makes it easier to interact. But if you are smart and have some balls, you can invite your audience to interact with you in a more public and permanent way.
When I worked with Sony Ericsson, I did a lot of photo upload sites. And our client would always ask us about the potential for user abuse. It was the first question: ‘What do we do about naked pictures’? Well, of course, it’s easy enough to employ moderators, and most folks will act like grown ups. But, there is still some primeval urge by men - I’m assuming it’s men! - to upload pictures of their naughty bits and draw pictures of them too.
Photo credit: ADstruc
The why of that I will leave for the more Freudian of you, but my reaction is the same now as it was back then in early Internet days: at least these people are interacting with your brand. They have at least read your message. That’s more valuable than a simple dismissal. And if you think about it, drawing genitalia on something makes it more likely that the next person who walks by will take notice.
So props to Draw Something 2 and Zynga - an Internet era company if ever there was one - for using outdoor as a medium, but staying true to the ideals of web company that values interaction over inaction.
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