The hardest karaoke song in the world

Iceland has recently launched a new tourism campaign which via a catchy karaoke song called “The A-Ö of Iceland”, challenges tourists to get to grips with its notoriously difficult-to-learn language. Working through the 32 letters of the Icelandic alphabet, the song covers common words and phrases in the language.

Performed by Icelandic comedian Steindi Jr, the song, The A-Ö of Iceland, helps teach the difference between a torfbær (turf house) and a bílaleigubíll (hire car) and why you should always remember to take your sundskýla (trunks) to the sundlaugar (swimming pool).

The Iceland tourist board has also released the below video of tourists attempting to sing along…

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A Can Size for Every Aussie

In 2016, Kraft commissioned a consumer and shopper research to understand consumer usage of Heinz beans and spaghetti. The research showed that Australians are now looking for ideal can sizes to suit different occasions.

So to help launch four new sizes of its Heinz baked bean cans, Kraft created a three-minute life narrative of Geoff, a man addicted to beans, and his future wife in the spaghetti department. Watch the film to see how Geoff came to invent the range of can sizes perfect for every Aussie.

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Nivea Second Skin Project

Christmas is a time for love and affection, and what better way to to show it than with a hug?

So Nivea Crème and Leo Burnett Madrid unveiled the “Second Skin Project” – a technological development that not only helped bring a mother and son together just in time for the holidays, but also showed the importance of human touch.

With the help of nanotechnology experts they used a fabric that simulated human skin and at the same time transmitted the sense of touch over a long distance. Then they got Laura and Pablo to test the product. The results…

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Volkswagen Trailer Assist

The Trailer Assist feature allows Volkswagen cars to park semi-autonomously using the rear backup camera. To promote this feature in Norway, Volkswagen created a stunt where a driver backed up his car and trailer in high speed through parking lots, roundabouts and intersections…

Shocked?

Now check out this behind the scenes video to learn more about the stunt…

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Lexus Hoverboard

The Lexus Hoverboard has been the talk of the town for the last couple of weeks as it represents true innovation and imagination, while pushing the boundaries of technology even further.

The below official reveal of the Lexus Hoverboard in action, marks the culmination of 18 months of design and technology planning and weeks of testing at a specially constructed “hoverpark” near Barcelona.

The task of putting the hoverboard through its paces fell to international pro-skateboard star Ross McGouran who helped demonstrate tricks that no skateboard could ever perform i.e. including travelling across water. 😎

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A Message to Space

To break through the clutter and generate awareness about its brand, Hyundai put together a clever marketing stunt. They took 11 of their Genesis sedans and choreographed a special message from a 13-year-old Houston girl, Stephanie, to her astronaut father, who she missed as he worked on board the International Space Station. The message, “Steph loves U,” was written across the expanse of the Nevada’s Delamar Dry Lake. And since the message was bigger than one and a half Central Parks, Guinness World Records certified it to be the world’s “largest tire track image.”

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Spirit of Giving

Canadian airline WestJet is hoping to follow up on the huge success of last year’s ‘Christmas Miracle‘ campaign, in which the airline bought personalised gifts for a flight of unsuspecting passengers. The campaign video went viral and got over 36 million YouTube views.

Now for their latest campaign ‘Spirit of Giving’ they teamed up with Canadian charity Live Different to buy personalised gifts for the community of Nuevo Renacer near Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic.

In the released campaign video, a virtual purple-clad Santa is seen asking the residents to name an item they wanted for this holiday season. Then at a special Christmas party WestJet employees along with Santa are seen presenting each of the items that have been asked for. The video which has been online for just three days has already received over half a million YouTube views.

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Honda ‘The Other Side’

Car brands are always trying to show that their cars have different sides to their personalities i.e. sporty vs. reliable, safe vs. cool, etc. What makes Honda’s latest effort unique is its YouTube video. By simply holding down the “R” key on the keyboard, the viewer can instantly switch between two different videos.

To execute this innovation, Wieden & Kennedy London had to create two storylines i.e. one of an easygoing Dad doing the school run and the second as an undercover cop posing as a getaway driver. Both of which were then expertly mirrored with contrasting style and tone. The interactive experience was then put together by Stinkdigital at Honda’s YouTube Channel.

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Drone-vertising

Unmanned aircrafts have been used to carry out military strikes, to film weddings and someday will even be used someday to deliver products from companies like Amazon, Netflix, Francesco’s Pizzeria and Flower Delivery Express.

Until the legalities of commercial use are cleared up by the local governments, companies in Russia and Brazil have gone ahead and created the first of their kind drone-vertising campaigns…

Russia

As ordinary advertising channels continue to be congested, Russian creative agency Hungry Boys used drones to advertise noodle company Wokker.

Wokker banners were attached to drones and launched around high-rise business buildings in Moscow’s financial district, drawing the attention of hundreds of people as they flew past office windows. This resulted in deliveries in the campaigned area to go up by 40%.

Brazil

Cup Noodles, the instant ramen noodles snack from Nissin-Ajinomoto, is being promoted in Brazil with the launch of drones with cows, chickens, corn cobs and shrimps. The two and a half minute film created by Dentsu Brazil for the brands online campaign, uses drones to take the instant noodles to surfers, skateboarders and highline walkers as they practice their sport.

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