Make a video about us -- but it has to be a NICE video
June 9, 2011 1:23 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to find a story about an SUV or truck company that allowed users to make commercials for their vehicles -- and people made some very negative ads.
posted by Flying Saucer to travel & transportation (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This was just a few years ago. A maker of either SUV's or trucks (or both) offered video clips online of their trucks in action and allowed fans to mash up the clips into their own customized commercials.
An unintended consequence was that people made ads that said things like "Our SUV's are destroying the environment." The company had to decide whether to allow those videos to be posted on their site. I believe they did allow it and won grudging respect from critics who would have raised hell had the company censored negative feedback.
I can't recall the name of the company and words like "video" bring up a zillion Google results. Can anyone recall this story? And how it ended?