Way, way back on April 1, digital agency Spark Growth crafted an April Fool's joke for its client footwear brand Miz Mooz. The agency created Selfie Shoes -- shoes that would, you know, take selfies.
Well, the agency and Miz Mooz are very pleased with the results.
The work went viral, garnering over 2 million YouTube hits, mentions in more than 650 publications, and coverage on
"The Today Show," "Good Morning America," "CBS This Morning," and other broadcasts. Furthermore, the agency tells me the stunt increased share of voice about the Miz Mooz brand by 12,143% between
March 30 and April 6 according to Whispr Group -- and accumulated more than 35,000 mentions in English-speaking countries, achieved over 7 million views in China and 1 million online mentions, and was
dubbed one of "The Web's Best April Fools' Pranks.”
Of the stunt's success, Miz Mooz CEO Ron Kenigsberg said: "We have always loved our dedicated Miz Mooz audience, but it was
exciting to gain attention on a worldwide scale. We couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome.”
Well, congratulations, Spark Growth!