Yet more Twitterhugs: Pepsi’s followfriday to Coke. Microsoft and Linux tweet each other.

July 5, 2009

@PepsiCanada joins in the spirit by recommending @cocacola with a #followfriday retweet from @LauraRmz who recommended ALL the cola brands in her tweet. Meanwhile @Linux and @Microsoft get in on the action (below).

Whilst certain onlookers remain cynical there is no doubt that this ‘Twitterhugging’ between rival brands is demonstrating new types of interactions that would certainly never have occurred without social media. All up, it’s got to be a good thing, don’t you think?

Posted by @eunmac

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http://twitter.com/PepsiCanada/statuses/2463077100

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http://twitter.com/Linux/status/2434030368
http://twitter.com/Microsoft/status/2456590676


Twitter Hugs making the world a ‘betterer’ place… @pepsi @cocacola

July 3, 2009

From a genuinely random and spontaneous twitter experiment (here) that led to Coke and Pepsi becoming ‘friends’ on Twitter there’s been a fair bit of press coverage. Nice to see Biz Stone, founder of Twitter tweet it out too (here).
Maybe Twitter Hugs are something we’ll see more of in the future.
Adding links below as they come in:

Posted by ~@eunmac

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Above: The original tweet from Coke to Pepsi:
Below: Pepsi says Hellooo back to Coke.

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Global Press Coverage:

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http://adage.com/digitalnext/post.php?article_id=137709

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http://www.brandrepublic.com/News/917650/Coca-Cola-Pepsi-bury-hatchet-Twitter/

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http://www.revolutionmagazine.com/DigitalPM/News/917650/Coca-Cola-Pepsi-bury-hatchet-Twitter/?DCMP=EMC-Media-PM-Bulletin

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http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/blogs/2009/07/coke-and-pepsi-hold-hands-on-twitter-whos-next/

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Founder of Twitter Biz Stone – tweets out the news:
http://twitter.com/biz/status/2438852220

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Reuters : http://blogs.reuters.com/shop-talk/2009/07/07/cola-truce-coke-and-pepsi-trade-niceties-on-twitter/



Office Pranks Soundboard – Classic Pepsi Campaign

June 27, 2008

From the Vault – a practical joke soundboard from Pepsi where you pretend to be someone else. Now, we still use this… it is really funny and also kind of handy – we think this is still probably one of Amnesia’s best digital campaigns over the years (note: the soundboard is just a small part of the Office Pranks Website).

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Legend has it that one of Amnesia’s producers fooled his wife so badly with this soundboard he ended up on the couch for a night. No names mentioned.

Instructions: Simply call a friend on speakerphone (with PC next to you, speakers turned up) and press buttons on soundboard at the right moment (practice for a couple of minutes b4 you call) … There’s two characters to choose from… They’ll never guess what’s going on 🙂

http://officepranks.archive.amnesia.com.au/soundboard.html

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Old archived Office Pranks website here (has a few broken links so please forgive any niggles. Note this site exists for portfolio purposes and is not attached to any current Pepsi marketing).

Enjoy.