Putting the “FUN” back into theory

Belinda Vesey-Brown Advertising, Gen Y, Incentives, Inspiration, marketing, Marketing Strategy Plan, Politics, public relations, social media, Sociology, Trends, TV Commercials, Viral Campaigns, Web, YouTube

The Fun Theory (a Volkswagen Initiative) argues, “fun is the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better”.  They held a competition for people who had fun ways of encouraging good behaviour.  For example: a ‘bottle bank arcade’ to encourage recycling, ‘piano stairs’ to encourage exercise, ‘the world’s deepest bin’ …

Memorable approach for a Serious Medical Issue

Belinda Vesey-Brown Advertising, Advertising Campaign, Communication, Viral Campaigns

Rethink Breast Cancer uses a very funny online advertisement to promote a free app that helps woman check their breasts regularly for early signs of breast cancer. Aimed at a younger female audience, in an effort to prevent breast cancer, the ad uses humour and hot guys to firstly grab attention …