When I’m not being my geeky self here on Geek Native I get to my geeky self in a digital marketing company. Sometimes I get to hear about pretty cool digital marketing campaigns.
This is such an example; Hasbro has teamed up with Xbox 360 to run an in-game treasure hunt across Splinter Cell: Conviction, PES, Sean White Snowboarding, Rainbow 6: Vegas, Rainbow 6: Vegas 2, Spiderman: Web of Shadows, James Bond: Bloodstone and other games.
The game also ties up with text messaging. Following the posters will let players gather up the letters needed to make the word NERF. Then they get this that’ll unlock a secret text number that lets players enter into a draw to win one of the new NERF blasters.
Hasbro will be judging success based on the number of text entries they get. Normally, Hasbro tends to spend its marketing budget on TV and posters. It’s good to see them getting all 2010 with digital. You can see they’re cautiously optimisitic. Antia Melendez, senior brand manager at Hasbro told press;
“This is our first experience with in-game advertising and we are very excited by the NERF Scavenger Hunt as both the creative and execution are so targeted and very relevant for the product.”
This is Hasbro UK too. How nice and forward thinking of them.
What do you think? Temtped by the treasure hunt or do you worry it’ll wreck your usual game play experience?
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