MTV France and its digital agency Darewin got some attention on Twitter this week by dangling a shiny new trinket in front of its audience:
RT.̸̷̸̸̷̸̷̸̙̙̙̙̙̩̙ʹ̸̸̷̸̸̸̸̷̛̛̕̕̕̕̕si.̸̷̸̸̷̸̷̸̷̸̙̙̙̙̙̩̙̩̙ʹ̸̸̷̸̸̸̛̕̕̕̕tu.̸̷̸̸̷̷̷̸̸̸̸̙̙̙̙̙̩̙̙̩̙̙ʹ̸̸̷̕̕vois mes griffes #TeenWolfFR
— #TeenWolfFR 26 oct (@MTVFR) October 21, 2013
The tweet, which translates to “RT if you see my claws”, was a Teen Wolf promo set to coincide with the new season’s debut on October 26th. Here’s some coverage in French (with a helpful translation via a certain brother-in-law):
“To celebrate the show’s 10/26 launch and also the birthday of Tyler Posey, the hero of the series, the MTV France twitter account bugged the social network on 10/18 (the night of a full moon)”
If we were hipper to the tech tip, we might be able to explain how this lupine glitch came about. The agency claims that it’s “the first campaign that mixes digital art, social networking, and hacking”, but we can only say that the “hack” looks cool and appears in the tweet’s embed code:
Oh, and it’s on Facebook, too:
The only word on the Facebook campaign is that “a message will be ‘scratched’ [also a term for 'labelled'] to the 540,479 fans that can like it with a special werewolf button.”
So yeah, we’re stumped. Cute stunt though, right?
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