Energizer Bunny Cursor Ads Hit the Web

Cursor technology company Comet Systems said it teamed with
i33 communications and Alta Vista to launch a banner
advertising campaign from Energizer.

The campaign — developed by interactive agency i33 communications and
CheckMark Communications, the in-house agency for Energizer’s parent Ralston
Purina Co. — features an animated Energizer Bunny cursor on all AltaVista
pages carrying the Energizer banner.

The Energizer Bunny cursor is similar to the Comet Cursor advertising used
for a Father’s Day promotion at Yahoo!, on a Virtual Vineyards campaign at
Lycos, and on a BellSouth campaign where the cursor appeared as Bell South’s
“walking fingers.”

i33 will use AdMaximize, its proprietary ROI ad-tracking service, to measure
the effectiveness of the Cursor Ads for this campaign.

“The Energizer Bunny is one of the most recognizable and beloved brand images
of the 20th century,” said Harriet Blickenstaff, Energizer spokesperson. “We
believe that featuring the Energizer Bunny as the cursor on pages where our
ad appears will increase the click-through of our banners, generate greater
brand recall for Energizer, and will offer a fun and interactive experience
for online viewers.” Spending details were not disclosed.

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