Sunday, March 05, 2006

AdAge See's That Lots Of Brands Are Jumping Into UGC

NEW YORK ( -- What if ordinary TV viewers went from watching commercials to creating them? We’re about to find out.

Sony Electronics, Toyota Motor Sales USA and L’Oreal Paris have cut deals with Al Gore’s Current TV that will usher the beleaguered 30-second spot into the age of consumer-generated content and send shivers down the spines of agency creatives. The marketers will enlist the network’s viewers to produce commercials and will pay to air the best of those spots.

An online phenomenon User-generated content is all the rage on the Internet -- attracted 4.9 million unique visitors in January and reports 20,000 video uploads a day -- and Current is exporting the phenomenon to TV...


At 7:09 AM, Blogger Jonny said...

Hi, I'm a planner at a digital agency in London and came across your blog. Did you check out the AMAZING user generated Sony ad by Tyson Ibele (written about at the end of the story)? UGC to the max! (Sony ad - quicktime) (news article if you Google tyson ibele sony ad)

Keep up with the blog, it's great!


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