Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

Share your views on the policies, philosophies, and spirit of Burning Man.

Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

Postby Ruleryak » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:21 am

Check out this video - just posted on Youtube. This company went pretty far with mimicking Burning Man as a draw in to sell their shit.
07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 13 - 14 Soon!
User avatar
Ruleryak
 
Posts: 73
Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:00 am
Location: Bozeman, MT

Re: Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

Postby VultureChow » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:33 am

Well I give them credit for doing more than just hot chicks in goggles and feathers.
Send lawyers, guns and money - The shit has hit the fan.
User avatar
VultureChow
 
Posts: 1446
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:08 pm
Burning Since: 2012
Camp Name: Cougar Camp @ Barbie Death Village

Re: Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:17 am

Burning Man is a meme. It is used as an analogy for freedom (based on my crappy Spanish).
Please to visit PAGE TWO.
User avatar
Ugly Dougly
 
Posts: 16351
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2003 9:31 am
Location: San Jose, CA
Burning Since: 1996

Re: Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

Postby trilobyte » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:07 am

Do you have a translation? I don't understand what's being said, so it's hard to really figure out whether they are or not.
User avatar
trilobyte
Site Admin
 
Posts: 10695
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:54 pm
Location: San Francisco
Burning Since: 2004
Camp Name: Eridu Society

Re: Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

Postby Eric » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:09 pm

From their webpage, it looks like insurance. Burning Man as the Spanish version of Flo?

Agree with VultureChow - they got the feel much better than most in their 30 seconds.
Survival Guide * First Timers Guide * Ticket Info

Regarding Ticket Scalpers and Scammers

It's a camping trip in the desert, not the redemption of the fallen world - Cryptofishist

Eric ShutterSlut
BRC Weekly
User avatar
Eric
Moderator
 
Posts: 7117
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 9:45 pm
Burning Since: 2003
Camp Name: BRC Weekly

Re: Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

Postby Roark » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:36 pm

I think the giant head should have been dripping fire or snot.
Give me an underground laboratory, half a dozen atom-smashers, and a beautiful girl in a diaphanous veil waiting to be turned into a chimpanzee, and I care NOT who writes this nation’s laws. ... S.J. Perelman
Roark
 
Posts: 213
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:37 am
Burning Since: 2017

Re: Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

Postby Ano » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:51 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm1moaxx65w Another.... a temple? A trojan horse?
Ano
 
Posts: 214
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:04 pm
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: ???

Re: Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:10 pm

They missed the essence of shirtcockers and hippies riding behind the water truck. And the blue tents.
But otherwise, fine.
Please to visit PAGE TWO.
User avatar
Ugly Dougly
 
Posts: 16351
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2003 9:31 am
Location: San Jose, CA
Burning Since: 1996

Re: Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:15 pm

Youtube provides captions with English translation. No es tan dificulo.
Please to visit PAGE TWO.
User avatar
Ugly Dougly
 
Posts: 16351
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2003 9:31 am
Location: San Jose, CA
Burning Since: 1996

Re: Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

Postby Eric » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:29 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:Youtube provides captions with English translation. No es tan dificulo.


Seriously? This is the actual English translation youtube provided:
YouTube wrote:denis ball sufferers feel their skin to be altitude when the workshop his co-star pouring awake because we lower the price of two euros to use our repairer network you had parliament so every 39 degrees earth as relatives

There may be a sentence break after "repairer network".

I think we're better off randomly guessing. Our spammers write clearer paragraphs than that...
Survival Guide * First Timers Guide * Ticket Info

Regarding Ticket Scalpers and Scammers

It's a camping trip in the desert, not the redemption of the fallen world - Cryptofishist

Eric ShutterSlut
BRC Weekly
User avatar
Eric
Moderator
 
Posts: 7117
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 9:45 pm
Burning Since: 2003
Camp Name: BRC Weekly

Re: Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:05 am

Yeah, Verti, a subsidiary of Mapfre, is a company that sells insurance.
http://designit.com/cases/rethinking-online-insurance

Anyway, what's wrong with them using Burning Man inspired imagery? It just makes more Spaniards hungry for tickets.
Please to visit PAGE TWO.
User avatar
Ugly Dougly
 
Posts: 16351
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2003 9:31 am
Location: San Jose, CA
Burning Since: 1996

Re: Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

Postby trilobyte » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:25 am

Ano - I didn't see any Trojan Horse. The horse sculpture I saw reminded me more of a piece I'd seen in pictures from 2002/2003 than anything else.

UD - thanks for the tip, though I suspect something was lost in translation. It certainly didn't mention Burning Man though.

Based on what I made out from the translation, I don't think they were "using Burning Man" to sell whatever the hell it was they were selling. Sure, it might have been influenced by either the event or pictures and videos that someone has seen from the playa, but it could have come from other stuff too. Art, costumes, and exotic locations are not exclusives. I agree with VultureChow & Eric, they really did a great job with the piece, without saying anything about it they created a fun creative atmosphere and conveyed the idea of breaking out of the norm or thinking outside of the box. It made me smile.
User avatar
trilobyte
Site Admin
 
Posts: 10695
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:54 pm
Location: San Francisco
Burning Since: 2004
Camp Name: Eridu Society

Re: Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

Postby Ano » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:18 pm

I mistook one of the car's pony-heads as a giant sculpture in the background. Whoops!
Ano
 
Posts: 214
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:04 pm
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: ???

Re: Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

Postby 9ah » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:41 pm

It's an insurance ad campaign... It appears that it might have been filmed at Nowhere, or I should say the site they use, since the advertising is CLEARLY in Castilian Spanish. C'mon you all know Spanish accents?

:coffee:
Illuminate. Navigate. Celebrate.
What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?
User avatar
9ah
 
Posts: 831
Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:37 am
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: Lamplighters

Re: Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

Postby mdmf007 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:08 am

I know every inch of the black rock desert and this was not filmed on it. Looks like a blast though and my kind of people.
One of the Meanie Greenies (Figjam 2013)
User avatar
mdmf007
Moderator
 
Posts: 4773
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:32 pm
Location: my computer
Burning Since: 1999
Camp Name: ESD

Re: Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:17 am

my kind of people.



it's interesting to note the effect burning man is having on defaultia.


maybe now is the time to start lighting EVERYTHING on fire*... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


*i am speaking metaphorically of course, there is no need to arrest me for inciting violence...Just covering My Ass
...
breathe deep, the playa is the dust of your ancestors

A gift for the Playa
User avatar
Simon of the Playa
 
Posts: 13873
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Location: Rochester, Nevada.
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins

Re: Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

Postby Nipple » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:24 am

Those folks are going to be pissed when they get there and discover there isn't coverage.
User avatar
Nipple
 
Posts: 1116
Joined: Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:36 pm
Location: Portland, OR
Burning Since: 2017

Re: Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

Postby bluesbob » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:32 pm

I wanna bring a bugle this year.
"aw shucks.." - Eric
bluesbob
 
Posts: 591
Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 2:32 pm
Location: Fullerton, CA.
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: AV

Re: Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:28 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:
my kind of people.



it's interesting to note the effect burning man is having on defaultia.


maybe now is the time to start lighting EVERYTHING on fire*... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


*i am speaking metaphorically of course, there is no need to arrest me for inciting violence...Just covering My Ass
...


Soon. Soon.
Buckaroo Banzai will keep us informed.
Please to visit PAGE TWO.
User avatar
Ugly Dougly
 
Posts: 16351
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2003 9:31 am
Location: San Jose, CA
Burning Since: 1996

Re: Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

Postby Sage Venkman » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:54 pm

Eric wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:Youtube provides captions with English translation. No es tan dificulo.


Seriously? This is the actual English translation youtube provided:
YouTube wrote:denis ball sufferers feel their skin to be altitude when the workshop his co-star pouring awake because we lower the price of two euros to use our repairer network you had parliament so every 39 degrees earth as relatives



In conclusion, we should invite YouTube's translation technology to read poetry at Center Camp.
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
-- Hunter S. Thompson
User avatar
Sage Venkman
 
Posts: 132
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:39 pm
Location: Dead Horse, AK


Return to Politics & Philosophy

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest