Best Banner Ad Ever

I know I’m just falling for BMW’s viral marketing ploy, but I can’t help but admire the clever ad campaign they’ve created just for web junkies. If you like a good mystery, visit the Apple MPEG-4 page and click on the :k: link at the bottom. Just remember, like a polar bear in a snow storm, not all is as it seems.
Thanks to RyanR who pointed this out on the message boards. For bonus fun try (Thanks to trallyus for that one.)

31 Replies to “Best Banner Ad Ever”

  1. I’m still trying to figure the :k: link out; it intrigues me, however, and I’ll get to the bottom of this! Thanks for posting conceptual art-type stuff like this, Leo. That Tron20 link is fascinating, too.

  2. To clarify: Anyone wandering into this blog, my suggestion is to visit the Apple MPEG-4 page before reading the posts here! Because everyone loves a good mystery, and nobody likes when a mystery is spoiled (which is always a possibility in public forums like this)!
    Webcaster Extraordinaire,
    Voyager, the Internet Radio station transmitting to Earth

  3. I figured it out!! its’ my super skills. It is a lil’ more than a polar bear on snow… BTW it not only requires some hypertext markup lanuage, but some french.

  4. Leo,
    Thanks for making me and RyanR famous for 15 minutes ๐Ÿ™‚ By the way , if you dont like those 2 that were givin , there are others as well ๐Ÿ™‚ Like , , , .
    all these were from site I just joined ๐Ÿ™‚ They also have alot of tools to use for these type games . Also try
    Cloudmakers started it all when the A.I. craze was there ๐Ÿ™‚ In fact they have the whole A.I. clues archived I believe and its huge ๐Ÿ™‚ My cousin broke into router 2 tonight on the tron server and saw all these files , but forgot the darn password and login name , so I cant see what she saw ๐Ÿ™ now shes typing up all her keywords and emailing me them in hopes we can re-crack it ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks Leo for putting these type games back out to the publics eye , as they pretty much get overlooked with all the negative comments about internet sites .

  5. I have tried Mozilla 1.0.1, Netscape 6 and I.E. 5 on MacOSX and haven’t seen anything but a plain white page. Is it just me?

  6. I didn’t think I was stupid untill I couldn’t figure out this puzzle. What’s with the classified ad??? How could I read that? Hook me up the keys please or i will go crazy. Thank you K-dogg

  7. By the way, the person who wrote the French has terrible grammer. He is obviously English speaking. He also has an incomplete sentance on his info page. (just frustrated I can’t figure out the keys and venting it out, lol)

  8. Name: Phaybe
    Location: wtf!?….i fergot
    Sex: Male
    Marital Status: yep…im single
    Hobbies & Interests: uh i do crap and then i sleep
    Favorite Gadgets: hmm prolly my xbox and tv
    Occupation: a thing what’s it kalled? a stud? oh yea a student
    Personal Quote: you know why?? cuz dat bitch is dumb (emphasize that dumb you’ll get it soon enuf) -unknown

  9. The worms seem to be playing CHESS, not pinochle…
    Thanks for getting me completely hooked, Leo, only to find out that only U.S. residents are eligible to “win”.
    Gret fun, though – it was the most fun I’ve had surfing the web since I used to win $20 at the local record store for getting their music quizzes right!

  10. Rumor has it, the winner of the car was indeed a “Collective Detective”. After Collective Detectives got on the case, we had all 6 keys in record time. And of course we share our answers. I was the 34th person to enter the contest but unfortunately I didn’t win the car. Currently the “big games” we’re into are: , , and we’ve even got a forum dedicated to solving the puzzling book, “Mysterious Stranger” which offers a cool treasure hunt.

  11. Leo,
    by the way , its not Tallyrus , it’s Trallyus ๐Ÿ™‚ No biggie ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. I got the 6 keys but can’t figure out the serial number to register for the contest. Anyone got any hints for the serial number?

  13. I too have a special place in my heart for such cleaver advertisments….but not enough to make my plunk down the cash for a BMW.
    Besides, you can’t attach a plow to it!

  14. I don’t think this advertisment is a good use of time. I really think it would have been better if you didn’t have to watch the bmwfilm, call long distance, and send stuff in the mail. If it was all on the internet i would have kept interest. And for all you suckers who think your cool for “figuring it out”. You are not smart, just slaves of another advertisement. lol.

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