Monday, August 09, 2010

Faithless. Or possibly Fiatless.

Faithless have done a deal with Fiat which lets them continue without a traditional label:

This Sunday, during Big Brother on Channel 4, a three-minute advertising break will be filled by a video for the dance group's new single "Feelin' Good".

The Italian car company have paid for the video which will not appear as an advert – a blue Punto Evo car will make a quick appearance however, it has been reported.
Faithless are clear they're doing this as an experiment, to see how this sort of thing might work.

The warning bell, though, is this:
The deal has been called a "prommercial" by an advertising agency.
A prommercial? Combining the word "promotional", which means to sell something, with the word "commercial", which means to sell something.


3 comments:

Mbop Promotions said...

Well it's better than infomercial!!

Anonymous said...

"The Italian car company have paid for the video which will not appear as an advert – a blue Punto Evo car will make a quick appearance however, it has been reported."

So it's not an advert because they say it's not an advert even though it's a music video promoting a single that they hope to sell and contains the car they're advertising actually in it. Perhaps they would have been better saying "The Italian car company have paid for the video which will not appear as an advert but will appear as two adverts in one"

Anonymous said...

To be honest, if we could all sit and listen to a new track from a top artist during an ad-break instead of:

'Have you tripped or fallen anywhere...'
'Go Compaaaaare, Go Compaaaaaare...'

I'd be much happier. Bring on Faithless, bring on the 'Prommercials'.

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