This “Make a Friend Famous” campaign and Facebook application has been launched a couple weeks ago by HBO, the US broadcaster well-known for its creative TV series. The goal of the exercise is to promote the U.S. launche of the new season of the “Entourage” serie.
The base concept of this game is actually dead-classic, it’s a popularity contest like the “web-2.0-sphere” like it, but smartly based on the main topic of the promoted program, ie the daily life and challenges of the manager of a star. This is where one can see some originality in the concept: as a candidate, you have to do the maximum to get votes, not for yourself, but for a friend of yours you have chosen to “manage” up the celebrity ladder. Next to the obvious link with the topic, it Continue reading “Make a Friend Famous”