Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Marketing campaign for the new season of Dexter is pretty cool

I've talked here before about how much I like the TV show Dexter. Season 3 just kicked off and they have been running a very clever marketing campaign for the new season. I just finished watching season 2 on DVD, and while I slightly enjoyed season 1 more, the second season is also excellent. I'm bummed I don't have Showcase and am missing season 3....

1 comment:

Murphy said...

More Dexter marketing:

The series 3 launch of cult 'serial killer' TV show Dexter by Showtime took a guerrilla marketing approach to the launch, mounting fake pop-up news stands in heavily trafficked public spaces in cities across America including New York (positioned right by Central Park), Philadelphia (at 30th Street train station), Los Angeles (outside the Kodak Theater), Chicago (in the financial district) and San Francisco (Union square). The stands featured the show's star Michael C Hall on mock covers of high-profile magazines like Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and GQ. Snacks wrapped in suitably blood-red packaging also figured on the stands.

The two-day pop-up pieces debuted on the weekend to coincide with the airing of the first episode. The innovative idea was dreamt up by experiential marketing agency Pop2Life that also came up with last season's national launch campaign which consisted of custom-made fountains spitting fake blood.