Monday, October 3, 2011

Trust Me, It'll Grow on You

The signs of autumn are all around us: there's a slight chill in the evening air, the leaves on the trees are changing colors, and the Slice of Fried Gold posts have become Halloween-themed. So let's get this party started! After all, we only have five Mondays to work with.

Today's post is a quick and dirty one (literally). I don't know how many of you saw the movie Contagion yet, but Warner Bros. took viral marketing to a whole new and disturbing level. Check it out:

Yup, that just happened. Much to the delight of science geeks everywhere, Warner Bros. hired a company called Lowe Roche to make a couple of giant petri dishes to promote their new movie. It's a very clever idea, but I wonder if it's going to spawn a string of copycat ads for other movies. Such as:
The possibilities are endless!

What promotional materials would you recommend for some upcoming movies, faithful readers?


--jeff * said...

that muppet trailer is awesome....

The Former 786 said...

I know! I actually thought of giving it its own Slice of Fried Gold post. Great stuff!