January 23rd, 2009

Champion ad campaign invites users to get creative

by Kim Lannou

This week in my quest to find some rad ads, I stumbled upon an advertisement that was refreshingly fun, interactive and actually quite entertaining. Willing to accept any creative challenge, I thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Hoodie Remix … even though I’m not frequently seen sporting a hoodie!

I urge each and every one of you to check out this amusing, interactive website contest. Champion created a website that allows the average consumer to get in touch with their creative side and actually design a hoodie! Equipped with a diverse color palette and fun patterns, the site allows you to become the designer. You can create as many designs as you wish … the sky is the limit!

If you aren’t feeling creative, take the time to view the gallery of submitted designs and vote on your favorite. You can continue to submit and vote for designs until March 31. The winner will be announced on May 29 and will actually have their design produced!

This ad campaign blends all of elements of interactive advertising and viral marketing. Not only does it encourage the audience to get involved, but the easy to create widget allows users to share their creations with friends (while spreading Champion’s marketing message throughout the Web).

So this Friday, I challenge you to express yourself creatively! Go to Hoodie Remix and create your own designs or browse through the gallery to view what others have created! For your viewing pleasure, here is my work of art!