OMG: take the definitive retro arcade game, Pac Man, team it up with Youtube.com, add some over-the-top, way serious acting, highly dramatic music, and you have one viral video. This works because it is SO dramatic. Everybody is into their part, and the editing is great. I loved it. Can you still name all the Pac-Man characters? Be sure to watch the credits. These guys deserve that much.
Implications - Youth consumers have a penchant for borrowing from the past to create their aesthetic. Pacman represents the nostalgia of a certain time when things were seen as being simpler than they are today. Companies should leverage nostalgia as a powerful force to drive retail purchases.
Pac-Man The Movie
1. Nostalgic Aesthetics - Exploiting nostalgia as a powerful force to drive retail purchases by creating products and experiences that evoke a simpler time.
2. Viral Video Marketing - Utilizing dramatic and highly engaging videos to capture the attention of online audiences and generate organic reach and brand awareness.
3. Youth-driven Retro Craze - Capitalizing on the youth consumers' fascination with retro themes and incorporating them into innovative products and marketing campaigns.
1. Retail - Retailers can tap into the nostalgia trend by offering retro-inspired products that appeal to consumers looking for a taste of the past.
2. Digital Advertising - Digital advertisers can explore the potential of viral video marketing to create captivating and shareable content that resonates with online audiences.
3. Entertainment - The entertainment industry can reimagine classic video games into live-action adaptations, leveraging nostalgic appeal to attract both old and new fans.