Nikon Gives Out D80s to Flickr Photogs: Wow, Nice

Now this is how it’s done. Nikon handed out D80s to a bunch of prolific Flickr photographers and then collected their shots in one handy website and featured them in an ad campaign. They even made a Flash-rich webpage that is actually usable and included lots of their best shots. So what have we learned here, marketers?

1. Social networking/sharing sites are useful collectors of talent.
2. Giving people things makes them happy.
3. Giving things to talented people and then describing their creative process using those things makes other, less-talented people buy them.
4. This is how viral marketing is done. Not through dancing chickens.

Good on ya, Nikon.

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