telling minor stories to avoid a major one

The Smartest Movie Marketing Ploys by Barbecue Bros
July 12, 2007, 8:14 pm
Filed under: movies

The Simpsons Movie
Release Date: July 27
Studio: Twentieth Century FOX
Challenge: Appeasing 18 years of rabid Simpsons fans
Solution: Stage insidiously witty, smart stunts: 7-Elevens are transformed into Simpsonian Kwik-E Marts. Various cities of Springfield in the U.S. lobbied to host the premiere; Vermont’s emerged victorious. Grown-ups are using Simpsons character avatars in their online communications.
The Payoff: Doh! This one’s not out yet. Stay tuned.



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1/2 a block from where i live in Culver City there’s a 7-11 turned Kwik-E-Mart. it’s incredible… they have bouncers outside regulating how many people enter at one time and there’s ALWAYS (regardless of time of day) a line of at least 25-50 people waiting outside to get in. It’s phenomenal. And yesterday I read that Matt Groening visited this exact Kwik-E-Mart last week.

Comment by Eller

That’s pretty sweet. No such marketing here in North Cack. Maybe you made the right move after all, Eller…

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