Nearly a decade after its release, Anchorman GIFs are still a common sight on Facebook and Tumblr, so now that it’s time to promote the sequel, Paramount has its eyes trained firmly on the web. A new piece in Adweek details the studio’s multi-front effort to promote Anchorman 2 on the social web, including GIFs, games and contests.
The effort started by seeding the web with new GIFs from the film’s official Tumblr, but in recent weeks, Paramount has gone even further, recording over 50 short clips of Will Ferrell reading relevant news for different countries.
The clips are short, funny, and targeted locally to the film’s different geographical markets, as in the Australia-bound clip below. “This has been the most comprehensive amount of material I’ve ever participated in,” Ferrell told Adweek. “I’m taken aback.”
Another promotion asks fans to record their own videos to try out for Burgundy’s news team, then promotes those videos through the film’s social media network, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest and even Google+.
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