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8 crazy marketing campaigns from 2012 that were a hit

Getting your own creative juices flowing can most quickly be done by checking out other creative marketing campaigns that wowed the crowds.

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Marketing campaigns that shocked and awed

Every year, there are a handful of marketing campaigns that stand out, not for their beautifully chosen colors or typography, or even well crafted message, but for using creative, and sometimes even crazy tactics to garner attention, and to go viral, be it local, national, or international.

Below are a handful of creative campaigns from this year that went over well that should get your creative juices flowing. You may not have the budget for making a vending machine spit out free kayaks, or digital bottle tops, but if you get creative, with a small budget, some of these moves could inspire your own this coming year.

8 crazy marketing campaigns from 2012

Double bonus:

While you’re in creative mode, maybe some inspirational quotes will get you kicked into high gear? Let’s try it out and see what happens…

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” ~Albert Einstein

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” ~Steve Jobs

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“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” ~Mary Lou Cook

“Another word for creativity is courage” ~George Prince

“If you act invisible, don’t expect others to notice you. Being anonymous prevents life from sending the high visibility dividend check to the right address.” ~Carl E. Reid

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” ~Erich Fromm

Now go get ’em, folks!

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