Lego Street Art by Clockity
There have been some really excellent brand related profile pictures including this Lego street-art avatar from @clockity. His Lego sponsorship continues on Facebook where he has been taking themed quizzes. I loved his status update where he considered ‘Lego® Batman or Lego® Star Wars, which is better? There's only one way to find out... Fight...’
In advocating the merits of her Samsung phone, @GinaS263 engaged in a brand war with @thatwaszen’s Nokia in an ongoing battle. Gina has also taken Samsung to the mean streets of Ravelry now and is extolling its virtues to the knitters there. Can’t wait to see who wins. Personally I think they should both make covers from Sirdar yarn for their phones: it’s what all the cool kids are doing…
Jim Litzinger continues to find new and inventive things to do with Aussie hair products and posted this great, if slightly dangerous video on Flickr and Facebook this morning. (Don't try this at home!! Jim is a professional Aussie-Hairstuff-Wrangler). He's also been tweeting recommendations for Australian recording artists (my fave so far: Olivia Newton-John's Xanadu). Nikki aka Runefox has also been searching for appropriately monikered songs and bands for her brand Twinings Tea. Track her progress on Tumblr.
Teabags by Freya_Bean
Nikki is proposing to make a collage from all of the teabag packets which she drinks in the duration of Co-Modify.
Pfizer ‘sponsoree’ Yael David has been sending us excellent medication advice all week on Facebook and Twitter. She provoked a great response with ‘In absence of Atarax, making schnitzel is a close second.’ The reply was ‘I'll try that before my next exam...awesome!’
Attracting the ‘Officials’
As mentioned in the blog yesterday, there are those participants that love and those that hate their brands, but what about the ‘sponsors’ who notice what is going on in Co-Modify…
@buddhagirlAZ has caught the attention of the official Sharpie spokesperson on Twitter who loved her simulated advertisement so much that they are now in regular conversation. Brilliant!
Since the start of Co-Modify, KFC has become a trending topic on Twitter. @kuromentarikku is very proud of his part in this!
‘Kurometarikku: If you are having trouble printing your KFC coupons at http://ping.fm/EBymy just keep trying, the kurometarikKu eFfeCt is straining the net!’
You might also notice the capitalisation in this tweet, which has become prominent in some status updates, often spelling out the brand name.
To-Do List by Joanie San Chirico
As Joanie mentioned in her post yesterday, the ongoing collaborations and exchanges between performers continue to come thick and fast and are often very funny. Joanie herself wrote a shopping list of other performers’ brands to see how many she could buy in Target and also made a TargetGrll doll at the behest of ‘her public on Facebook.’
As well as witty remarks between @stonefly and @Rainghirl about how Lucas’ Pawpaw ointment might help mend Adidas’s woeful profits, I’ve also noticed that some performers have been more subliminally influenced by others with tweets such as:
‘sortingtrolley: Whoah...suddenly I feel like knitting... RT @InnyM: Seems as If Rain stoppeD plAy so no picnic foR us.’
Keeping Up With it All
Well, that is going to be a mission for you! There have been lots more fantastic performances (including some kind of hug-fest between participants on Twitter that is going on as I type this!) Of course, there is an awful lot more going on than I have seen, or can tell you about here. The Steering Committee will continue to keep us up to date with the latest goings-on. It is also well worth taking a look at the @Platea Flickr pool, the @Platea Twitter Faves and the @Platea Facebook page too. Sadly, we won’t be able to capture absolutely everything that goes on, so if there is something that has really caught your eye let us know! The best ways to tell us about something you’d like to see in a blog post are by sending an @ or DM to @Platea or a Steering Committee member on Twitter or to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do leave your comments here too.
I for one can’t wait to see what happens next!