Friday, February 12, 2010

Protoype Source Video

Here is a promotional video that explains some behind the scenes information about Prototype Source, the makers of some of your favorite product mobiles:
video
You can get more information from their website:

http://www.prototypesource.com/

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Oscar Mayer Recruiting Hotdoggers Today!

If you are a student at the University of Missouri then today is your chance to get a shot at being an Oscar Mayer Hotdogger!According to the campus newspaper, The Maneater," Oscar Mayer is holding an "informal session" about the position today at 5:30 in Gannet Hall on campus.

Click below to read the article:
Good luck to everyone that tries out!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Cheesy Does It

Not too long ago we introduced you to the Cheese Car and the contest surrounding it. Roger from Oklahoma won the contest and the car and we asked him a few questions about the thrilling taste of victory.FF: How did you go about entering to win the Cheese Car?

Roger: I was surfing the internet and seen the add to win a car, but I had already clicked to go to a different page, so I went back, but the banner had changed, so I searched for the put cheese on and after a couple tries I came across the web site. I read the rules and decided to cut holes out of the center of 2 slices of American cheese and put them on my face like glasses. Well needless to say when I told my wife to grab the camera to take the pic she just shook her head and took the pic. Now I'm really glad I did.
FF: How did you feel when you won?

R: I read the email a half a dozen times to be sure it said I actually won the car, each time I read it the more my hands started shaking then I swear I thought I was going to have the BIG ONE.

FF: What's the most surprising thing about owning the Cheese Car?

R: Winning it was the most surprising thing, but the car is actually better equiped than I had thought, it really is a great car to drive.

FF: Do you get any interesting reactions when you drive it?

R: We have had so much fun driving this car, wherever we go people are always taking pictures, even when were going 70 down the highway, we came out of Sams and there were a bunch of kids lined up next to it taken pics acting like there eating the cheese. my family can't wait to ride in it in parades with us. It's really nice to see people smile and laugh at the car so maybe for just a few minutes they forget about any troubles they may be having in this economic times.
FF: What are your future plans for the car?

R: Keep it cheesy, as long as the graphics hold out, thought about contacting milk or other dairy companies to place adds on the car, just not sure how to do that, drive in local parades and toss out cheese samples or gummi cheeseburgers. anyway it will be kept this way as long as I own it.

For more on the car and the contest you can go to:

http://www.putsomecheeseonit.com/

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Tail Wagon

Fido has his favorite product mobile too, yoo know.Turtle Transit brings us another animal themed product mobile with the recent (2009) Waggin' Train promo vehicle.
While at first glance it brings to mind the mysterious and elusive Pace Picante Sauce Covered Wagon, it also shares some traits with the Meow Mix Mobile. Both promote pet food and both gave away free samples for our four legged friends.
The Waggin' Wagon has appeared at rodeos, music festivals and other events promoting the Waggin' Train brand of healthy dog treats and will hopefully mosey on into your neighborhood with a fistful of vittles for your best friend.

The pictures are property of Turtle Transit:

http://www.turtletransit.com/

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Magnetic

I've mentioned before that not all product mobiles get a marketing push on the same scale as the Wienermobile. So finding tie-in merchandise for your favorite, somewhat obscure product mobile can be challenging.

Case in point: Finding this Kellogg's Tonymobile refrigerator magnet on the internet recently was a pleasant surprise: The small collectible popped up on eBay recently and is one of the few examples of Tonymobile merchandise I've ever seen.

Is this the start of a Tonymobile resurgence? Will the American populace be whipped into such of frenzy over the discovery of this four inch masterpiece that they demand that the vehicle return to the road? I like to think so. But I'm usually wrong about stuff like this.