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Vm_2 By my definition, a viral campaign has to ride along on borrowed interest. Viral marketing is more than getting a referral. It happens when a marketing message gets a free ride on an otherwise unrelated activity. The new Proctor & Gamble campaign for Crest with Scope Extreme is one of the strongest viral campaigns we've seen recently. Targeting the segment of adults involved in meeting new people to date, the company printed ads on cocktail napkins, distributed them in bars and encouraged people to use their cell phones to play a text-message-based game called Irresistibility IQ.

Cincinnati Business Courier Procter uses phones to sell Crest in bars, 2006-Jun-26, by Lisa Biank Fasig

060630 "It's not super serious, You can see how a group of people in a bar would try this together," said Carsten Boers, president of Flytxt Inc. Flytxt is among several firms Procter selected last year to help with a mobile marketing strategy, he said. Such marketing is common in Europe, largely because it is very cost-effective. Though he declined to specify the value of his contract with Procter, Boers said in general mobile campaigns run in the tens of thousands of dollars, plus the cost for products, such as cocktail napkins.