Volkswagen Germany just launched a rather unique employee contest: the scirocco song contest. Out of the ca. 100.000 Volkswagen employees, more than 100 opted in take part in the contest and sent in their version of the scirocco song. A Jury put up the best 25 songs for a vote by all web users on a voting microsite.
A pre-produced clip of what these versions could sound like:
So, click here and vote! (There even is a sweepstake!) Sorry my readers from abroad, but the site is in German…
The scirocco song was written by Leslie Mandoki – one of the most successful german producers, in Germany well known through songs like Dschinghis Khan,. But he also worked with internationally known artists like Phil Collins, denNo Angels, Jennifer Rush, Lionel Richie and German rapper Sido.
The Jury consists of Leslie Mandoki, as well as Volkswagen head of PR Stephan GrÃ¼hsem, head of marketing Jochen Sengpiehl, Felix Magath and starlett Mina.
disclaimer: this is a project of my agency, in which I also take part. So far, I have not blogged about work related projects, because this blog is a hobby of mine. But I wanted this blog to support this particular project and the Volkswagen employees taking part in it…
(PS: yes, I do have a favourit, but I don’t want to influence the vote 😉 )
I should have known. The chances of having an idea first are really slim. So someone, Alister, to be precise, came up with the idea to block the URL for Marketing Meme first. A URL that could be the meme-tracker of the marketing world, just as techmeme is the meme-tracker of the technology world.
Not sure when he came up with this, of course, it doesn’t say on the site. All it says is: your vote and support is needed here. And the post behind that link was written in December of last year (so I am probably only 5 months too late – which is a decade in internet terms). Now he is asking us from the marketing community to help him to get the guys from techmeme to setup a special service for the marketing industry:
Iâ€™d be happy to see some nice ongoing volume of inbound links from SEM Search, but honestly, Iâ€™d really like to see Gabe Rivera over at techmeme.com create a â€œmarketingmeme.comâ€œ, that removes SEM/SEO/SMO/PR/etc stuff out of techmeme and puts it under its own â€œengineâ€, building off, say, Lee Oddenâ€™s list, with some fuzzy logic around that, finding other on-topic blogs as well.
So if you’re interested in having such a service (I am, for sure!), go over to this site and put your vote in the comments!
So, there is a machinima video by the PR company Text 100 filmed completely in Second Life:
Two things I find amazing:
the fact that we will probably see more of these kinds of videos, since it is so much easier to have all the actors and the buildings put together.
the thought that there might actually be a need for virtual PR, the way it is described in the video
Is this already web3.0, as some say? Not sure, but there is certainly still a lot more potential to leverage these virtual worlds. The only thing worrying me is that amongst the 700k residents there are only 330k that have logged in during the last 60 days. And that is not a lot, especially on a worldwide scale…