WILD PUBLICITY STUNTS
Added on: 17th Jun 2015
Half.com, a discount retail website paid the city of Halfway, Oregon
to change its name to Half.com for one year. The stunt was
successful as eBay bought the website for $300 million.
After David Blaine stayed inside a large block of ice in the middle of
Times Square for 60 hours he was rushed to hospital and admitted
he would never try something that crazy again.
TACO RAFT (2001)
In another crazy marketing stunt, Taco Bell announced that if any
Piece of the falling Mir Space Station hit their raft in the Pacific
they would give every American a free taco.
CHANNEL CROSSING (2004)
Branson got himself a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records
By crossing the English Channel in an amphibious vehicle in
40 minutes. So far no one has been able to beat it.
TIGER WOODS TEE SHOT (2004)
He was paid $1 million by the Dubai Desert Golf Classic to come to
their event. He made his first practice shot from the helipad on top
of the tallest hotel in the world.
FREE EYE EXAMS (2004)
After a Swiss referee made a bad call against an English team, the
British supermarket chain Asda offered free eye tests to
all Swiss citizens.
EXTREME SCRABBLE (2004)
The company’s 60th anniversary was marked by skydivers jumping
out of a plane while playing the game.
POPSICLE FAIL (2005)
Snapple tried to make the world’s largest popsicle in Union Square
but the temperature was a bit higher than expected and all they
got was an 18 ton blob of slush.