Posts tagged Adverts
Whilst Sonic the Hedgehog has played the corporate shill with Soap shoes before, it has indeed been a while since his blue furry body has been plastered with some sort of advertising gimmick. Enter Nike who have teamed up with Sega to release a Sonic based flash game featuring their newest sweatshop abomination, the ‘Vapor’ footware line.
On Nike’s youtube page you can watch their newest ad and find a bunch of secret videos and links. One of these secrets in fact links to a Sonic flash game which can be accessed by clicking a link at 1:55. In the game you play as an original retro Sonic wearing the new Vapor shoes. The game itself is nothing special. It plays a lot like a bunch of generic ‘free running’ iPhone games which you already know about, but it is cute if you want to see Sonic whore himself out a bit.
I’m joking of course. Sonic has always been too cool for school and in a weird way he kind of fits in with Nike’s brand. But what do you think? Is this shameless, or a cool way to promote your product? Let me know in the comments!
[Source: Sonic Retro]
Do you like ad’s? Do you like Sega? Do you like hearing a bunch of nerds talk about those two things combined for about an 25-ish minutes? Well if you do have those oddly specific tastes, then do not fret because The Sega Addicts Kids table is here to fulfil your wishes!
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As we all know advertising is statistically evil (except the ones on our site, click on our ad’s at the side please thanks) but sometimes you just have to salute to necessary evils and give marketing execs awards. And one of these awards have been given to Sega! Well possibly. Sega’s marketing team could possibly get an award in Trade Marketing Team, PR Team or Best Game Campaign.
Personally I wouldn’t disagree. Sega’s ad’s always get me hyped regardless of how the games end up playing so it’s nice to see them recognised for that, I guess.
[Source: Sega Neptune]