Who says banner ads don't work? UNIQLO proves we may be doing it wrong! Uniqlo developed a banner ad campaign so compelling, unique and interesting that bloggers and viewers actually took ownership of the campaign and made it a viral success – in terms of both brand impressions and sales. The banners are actually blog badges or widgets, that work like instant-win lottery tickets. Clicking the ’switch’ turned the images on any site - including other retail sites - into Uniqlo instant win tickets, with losing tickets remaining as banner ads.
The campaign ultimately generated almost 3 Million clicks, with over 4,00 blog badges installed, and a retail sales increase of 120%. This in contrast to the usually low click-through rates associated with traditional banner ads.
[ via Brandflakes for Breakfast ]