Google Boosts its Show-Biz Presence with Awards for Best Hollywood Movie Use of Digital Marketing, including Virtual Worlds, Online Games and Search

The marketing folks over at Google’s DoubleClick division have been trolling the movie studios to offer them marketing help. Google is now running the “Digital Movie Advertising Creative Showcase Awards.” The GoogOscars are awarded in three categories: “Theatrical Release Rich Media Ad(s),” “Home Entertainment Rich Media Ad(s),” and for a “Multi-Channel Digital Campaign.” In order to enter the contest, the campaign must include at least three of the following “interactive digital elements”–

1. Website
2. Rich media ads
3. Search campaign
4. ARG
5. Mobile
6. Viral/video webisodes
7. Virtual world
8. User-Generated Content
9. Social Networking
10. Online Game(s)
11. Digital Outdoor
12. DVD/Blue-Ray Interactive Experience/Extras

Here’s a link to the recent winners.

PS: It appears that Google is going on a digital marketing award spree! Google is also giving a travel industry award for an “integrated marketing campaign that exemplifies the best brand impact and consumer appeal.” Google has joined forces with the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International to deliver the award early next year.


Author: jeff

Jeff Chester is executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy. A former journalist and filmmaker, Jeff's book on U.S. electronic media politics, entitled "Digital Destiny: New Media and the Future of Democracy" was published by The New Press in January 2007. He is now working on a new book about interactive advertising and the public interest.

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