Instagram, my favorite photo-sharing app on the iPhone, just teamed up with PepsiCo for a South by Southwest promo called Brisk Pics.
Users have been submitting their best photos to Instagram with the hashtag #briskpic, hoping to get their creation featured on a limited-edition ice tea can. Here's my submission.
Here is a picture of the can you'll see in Austin:
I had a chance to chat with Jamal Henderson from the Brisk team. Here's our commentary:
Brisk is always looking for new ways to connect with consumers and the digital space provides a lot of great opportunities. Earlier this year we had great success with programs with Foursquare and Stickybits.
Instagram has struck a chord with consumers; we were fans and we knew it would be a great platform to engage with Brisk fans. We wanted to invite all of our consumers into that collaboration and we also wanted to do something innovative around SxSW Interactive; Instagram's new hashtag functionality was the perfect solution.
We are able to invite Brisk fans to share their vision and then see the results of their collaboration come to life at SxSWi. We could never have implemented a program like this without a technology like Instagram. We also wanted to pay tribute to South by Southwest, which is all about cutting-edge technology. PepsiCo views SxSW as a strategic event and many of our brands, including Brisk, participate.
Basically, we are looking for pictures that illustrate the Brisk ethos of living a bold, brisk life.
Check out http://briskpic.com, and if you're in Austin next weekend, look for the actual cans in the wild.