Volvo created this video to show off the toughness of it’s new truck. In the video a four year old is given the controls (by remote) to a full-size Volvo dump truck, and allowed to drive it on a closed course. It’s amazing.
Terrible marketing. Just, no.
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While going through some underused reference materials I found this reference to the Danish Design Centre’s four levels of commitment that clients have to design.
This is (ironically?) produced by a stock footage company, partly to illustrate the quality of their footage that you can use in your own generic brand video.
This video reminds me of how many designers work. All style – no function.
Despite how much I wanted it to be real, it turns out that this screen grab is fake. But trying to verify its authenticity reveals an interesting comparison of corporate run Twitter accounts.
I started by looking at the Cottonelle Twitter feed which reveals a boring one-way broadcast of corporate written marketing messages. It’s as boring as their product. No mention of this screengrab, though you can see the actual tweet that kicks off the war.
— Cottonelle (@cottonelle) March 16, 2014
Then I had a look at the Charmin feed, where they recently tweeted that it was fake (I can only imagine that the “it” in question is the screengrab).
We’re sassy, not cruel. Sorry internet…. It’s fake. #tweetfromtheseat
— Charmin (@Charmin) March 24, 2014
But then I had a look at the rest of their feed, and was surprised to see that there’s an actual personality here, and it’s entertaining. Here’s a funny tweet from earlier in the week:
It’s a public bathroom, not a day spa. HURRY UP. #CharminCourtesy
— Charmin (@Charmin) March 21, 2014
Before today I didn’t have much of an opinion on this category beyond “not newspaper,” but now I am decidedly more fond of Charmin. Funny how that works, isn’t it?