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The Loop Vol. 1 No. 23
Gatorade, Delta Airlines, Jerry Seinfeld and more!

WINS

Walking (and running and kickboxing) on Water

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Gatorade, the beverage favored by athletes and the hungover alike, has launched a new drink called G Active Water – essentially, water with bonus electrolytes that replenishes what you lose while exercising. Bringing these benefits to life, the brand created an incredible 3-D water installation, the first-ever human figure made from 100% liquid.  They used a rain machine (which was rigged to look like G Water was flowing through it) to create a moving image using water droplets in the shape of a person performing athletic stunts – all with no use of CGI. The campaign was simple in theory, but it demonstrated that, even in a flooded market, making a bold statement with an engaging and eye-catching installation can set a brand apart from the crowd. Honestly, words cannot justify how technologically awesome this activation is: GO WATCH!

  

Vice + Delta’s new events series takes off

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And all the techies say they’re pretty fly for an airline. Delta wants to bring cool back into air travel by creating a ‘festival of inspiration’, in partnership with Vice Media, celebrating things that ‘take you places’ – such as food, music and film. Delta Launchpad is an entrepreneur-geared series of free public events in Los Angeles, New York and Seattle paired with a collection video content geared towards young hustlers and Vice’s “cooler than most” audience.  It has no doubt been a turbulent year for airlines in general, with faith in their humanity at an all time low. So we like where your head’s at, Delta  - even though it may be a distraction from the REAL problems facing the industry, the extra feel-good effort can certainly only help. Read more...

 

FAILS

Jerry </3 Ke$ha

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Ke$ha can’t catch a break these days, can she? On the red carpet for David Lynch Foundation's National Night of Laughter and Song in D.C. last week, Jerry Seinfeld pulled a Mariah and (pretended he) didn’t know who Ke$ha was. She asked for a hug, which he refused - three times, to be exact – before she walked away looking completely defeated.  It was so incredibly cringe inducing, we urge you to watch at your own risk.  #NoHugsForYou Read more...

 

Quench Your Instagram Thirst

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Since the dawn of the internet, people have been finding artificial ways to make themselves look more popular online. That thirst for Instagram fame is particularly strong in Russia – so strong that a vending machine has popped up in Moscow that allows consumers to purchase fake likes and followers on Instagram. The device offers 100 fake likes for around $/£1 and a whopping 150,000 followers for the low low price of $850 / £650. It really showcases the lengths many people will go in the pursuit of fame, while marking a new low for capitalism. On that note…be sure to follow @DeVriesGlobal on Instagram and of course give a few ‘likes’ while you’re there. Read more...

 

WEIRD

'Despicable Me 3' taps 23andMe

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Perhaps this doesn’t scream ‘weird’ as much as it does “WHAAAAT?” (in minion voice, of course). Admittedly, this partnership is pretty genius, but I digress… In their first ever movie partnership, 23andMe has joined forces with the Despicable Me to help promote the marketing powerhouse’s 3rd film installment coming later this year. The duo created a 60-second ad, featuring the film’s star Gru - an evil scientist with impossibly comical body proportions - titled "Genetically Me".  It features the supervillain finding family through the results of his DNA analysis, playing off the plot of the actual film, and directs viewers to a special section on 23andMe's site to explore the character's results. He's 84% European as well as a light sleeper, if you’re curious! Read more...

 

Free Beer For All!

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BrewDog has finally discovered the key to getting people to vote: free beer. The Scottish brewer is known throughout the UK for their outlandish marketing campaigns, from parachuting taxidermy ‘fat cats’ – felines donning waistcoats and monocles – from a helicopter over London, to spoofing the iconic Guinness ‘Surfer’ ad with a pantomime horse. Here, in their attempt to encourage voting in the UK, the brand has launched their own alternative election poll, which rewards voters with – you guessed it - free beer! The simple mechanic required voters to take a photo outside of a poll station and present it at one of their bars to claim the reward. This campaign unfortunately closed with the polls last week – so now we wait to see which got the biggest bump: the polls, or lager sales. Read more...

 

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