On a weekly basis, we present to you social media campaigns which we find interesting. We research them, analyze them and break them down into valuable information, tips and lessons which could be helpful to you when designing your next new social media hit.
However, this time we have a new flavor which comes in a combo form: a social media campaign which depends on a viral and spreadable application to attract its audience!
“Honda Motor Corp.’s campaign for its new CR-Z car features the hybrid vehicle in some colorful roadside billboards that can’t be seen from a freeway.” ~ Bloomberg
Honda Takes Social Gaming for a Test Drive
To promote the U.S. launch of its latest sport hybrid coupe, the Honda CR-Z, the company initiated a two-month advertising campaign in Car Town, a newly released Facebook game that allows players to use virtual currency to purchase, customize and store hundreds of vehicles in their own virtual garages. Players can then use these vehicles to take road trips and complete challenges to earn points to purchase additional vehicles and car-related products and services.