Monday, December 01, 2008

Fanta Mobile: An Ad You Can't Hear

Ogilvy Advertising has developed a mobile application for Fanta that is only audible to teenagers. 

The application is based on the same technology used to deter teenagers from hanging around outside shops and bus shelters, the Mosquito Teen Repellent, developed by Howard Stapleton.

The Fanta Stealth Sound System, uses high-pitched frequencies, only audible to the under 20s. It includes wolf-whistles, warnings, pssts and sound tags for phrases like "cool", "uncool", and "let’s get out of here".  

Bo Hellberg played it all the way through my presentation to the board on branded entertainment. And yes, despite the prevalence of ironic t-shirts, difficult glasses and trainers hinting at at least a desire to recapture their youth,  no one noticed. Not even me...


3 comments:

hafo said...

Cool application and smart use of mobile skills. Congratulations.

Giles Rhys Jones said...

cheers hafo - some more to come....

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