Burger King, MasterCard Sponsor Specialized Mobile Web Content writes Clickz. Both brands seem to have already gathered some experience with mobile applications. Now they have partnered with content providers for some new projects:
Menâ€™s lifestyle magazine Maxim is now offering specialized content for mobile devices found at mobile.maxim.com, including jokes of the day, forums, and even streaming videos of „Girls of the Day.“ To do this they’ve partnered with fast food giant Burger King as sponsor.
MasterCard Worldwide has partnered with Fox to create a series of 26 short episodes for mobile devices based on the television series „Bones“ with mobile episodes entitled „Bones: Skeleton Crew.“ In addition to sponsoring what itâ€™s calling Mobisodes, MasterCard will also be incorporated into the storyline.
Slowly, brands are moving into this space, gaining knowledge with this new channel. I appreciate it, because mobile is the future, no matter how small the displays of our phones and PDAs are today – at some point a majority of grown up teens with SMS-thumbs and 2.5 square inch wide eyes will resemble a non-ignorable base.