Taste the Twitter


In an interesting move, Skittles decided to “relaunch” its website today. Rather than pursue the traditional, corporate route, the company decided to plug into the Twitter stream, featuring tweets about the candy from around the world. Anytime someone mentions Skittles, it shows up on the site.

There’s very little marketing speak. Hardly any Skittles imagery – just a small widget box with some navigation. Most of the links in the navigation take you to other social media sites: Facebook, YouTube, Flickr. In short, the site is nothing at all like a typical website.

So far the buzz surrounding the effort has been incredible. AdAge talked about the site, Mashable and ReadWriteWeb picked it up and hundreds of other blogs have linked to the site. As of right now, #skittles is by far the most popular topic on Twitter.

What do you think about the effort? Is it going to sell any delicious fruity candy, or is this just a flash-in-the pan stunt that is generating a lot of buzz without any substance?

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  1. March 2, 2009 at 3:03 pm — Reply

    Love the concept and will certainly watch with interest to see how the marketplace responds.

  2. March 3, 2009 at 8:15 am — Reply

    […] March 3, 2009 · No Comments How to make a cheap web site, get your customers to provide all the content and create nationwide buzz. The Skittles approach. […]

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Taste the Twitter