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November 27, 2007

Campfire Media's Case Study on Second Life: Pontiac's Motorati Island & AskPatty

Pontiac’s Motorati in Second Life- Case Study

Pontiac has engaged consumers in a series of innovative experiences, including Pontiac’s Motorati Island, built around a “Power to the People” strategy.

We’ve been extremely sensitive to the Second Life culture. Our insight was there was little “second-generation” experiences in Second Life — ongoing entertainment experience provided by brands.

We created car culture in Second Life with virtual Pontiac cars and car-related entertainment businesses, pursuing a “Fusion” strategy with Pontiac supporting Second Life’s rapid development.

There are three elements to Motorati: 1) Six islands with free land given to 30 specially chosen auto entrepreneurs 2) sales of a virtual Solstice GXP sports car which consumers modify 3) multiple events to draw audience to Second life and Motorati Island.

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November 08, 2007

AskPatty in Second Life Featured in American Express Small Business Machinima Video - Just Released!

Jodyandpatty Check out this informative video -- featuring our very own President, Jody DeVere, and our virtual venue at Second Life -- that was just posted at the Amerian Express Open Forums: "Understanding Virtual Marketplaces: A View of Your Small Business in the Virtual World.

In an attempt to help small business owners transition to a digital world,  American Express -- a company that has been serving small businesses for more than 20 years -- has created openforum.com, a website focused on networking, ideas and expertise for business owners. Still in beta, OPEN® provides products and services such as videos, articles, and expert blogs, designed to help businesses grow.

Open_forum_logo Content tabs offer choices from articles & resources, discussion boards, small business stories, an event center, membership directory, and much more. They've gathered content from some of the best resources on the web, and give their members the opportunity to rate it, comment on it, and share it with other professional colleagues.

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August 27, 2007

Ask Patty and Pontiac's Motorati Car Culture at SLCC 07

Slcc07_2 I had the pleasure of attending the Second Life Conference and Convention in Chicago this past weekend as a guest of Campfire Media, Atomic Bombast and Mug Wildung,  and Pontiac's Motorati Island. I was joined by Suku Ming, ( pictured), owner of the SLASCAR race track who shared with me 50% of all the racers on her track are women SL residents, in fact the #1 racer on her track is a woman avatar. Perhaps Second Life levels the playing field for women race car drivers? Toby Rainbow owner of the Pontiac SLASCAR dirt track next door and Flux Woyseck, owner of the Drive-In and the Malt Shop joined us to explore the action packed sessions, social events and share the car culture of  Motorati Life and our respective Second Life businesses with real life SL convention goers.

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August 26, 2007

Callie Cline of Second Life's Motorati Island - SLCC '07

Ask Patty has a venue (sim) in Motorati Island in Second Life! We have met some amazing women online who are automotive enthusiasts just like us! We interviewed Callie Cline of Second Life's Motorati Island and asked about her experiences in world.

Calliecline ASKPATTY: What made you get involved in Second Life?
CALLIE CLINE: I was invited by a good friend, Sue Stonebender, who owns some of the most AMAZING sims in Second Life, and makes the most fantastic things I think I've seen!

AP:You eventually set up an avatar and a shop there. Why?
CC:
I created an avatar to explore the fun things Sue was telling me about. after being in the game for a long time and doing some odd jobs like photography and decorating, my SL sister invited me to make some stuff and put it up for sale in the shop I helped her make and decorate.

AP: What is your job in RL (Real Life)?
CC: I am an entrepreneur involved in the arts. I do everything from music composition, producing albums, creating characters, writing scripts, to directing and doing graphic design for various types of jobs. I also do some creative consulting.

AP: Tell us why you love Pontiac's Motorati Island in Second Life.

CC: Wow! Because there are a lot of cool people with land there who have set up some really fun places. I like the people who run it, I like the different things you can do, (like go carts) and I LOVE your Ask Patty build, and the roadside attractions. There's always something fun going on, and I totally dig having a beach club there and being able to share it with new people!!!

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August 25, 2007

Amanda Shinji of Pontiac Motorati Island in Second Life - SLCC Chicago

Ask Patty has been spending a lot of time in Second Life on Pontiac’s Motorati Island. On the island we have met some awesome car-lovin’ gals! We interviewed Amanda Shinji of the Parkade nightclub about her car customizing hobby.

Untitled Ask Patty: How did you get interested in designing cars in SL? Have you always loved cars?

Amanda Shinji: I've been interested in cars since my parents first took me out and I saw all the different wheels that they had.   I used to point to the wheels of a car and be able to identify it from them alone.   I'm a bit of a tomboy when it comes to cars and I have a particular fondness for Japanese cars, especially the Mazda RX7 FD, which is my dream car and the one that one day, I will own.   

I found out that Scion had a virtual dealership in SL (alongside Pontiac, Nissan and now Mercedes Benz) and bought myself a tC, but I found it boring to drive, so I set about learning how to modify scripts and bodywork and it sort of went from there.   The beauty of modifying a car in SL is that you can do what you want.  Okay, there are limitations with making a certain number of objects (aka 'prims') move, but there are ways around that.

AP: How long have you been in SL and how did you learn to built cars in SL. Tell me about your building studio in SL

AS: I've been in SL since December 2006, when I joined to see a virtual concert by a band that I like and then stayed as it looked like fun. I learned to build by literally playing with prims; seeing what button did what, and how I could manipulate them and then when I discovered cars in SL. Everything just felt natural for me to start building and modifying them.

My studio is based around a small workshop, situated just down the road from the AskPatty.com site actually.   It's a small place, nothing fancy, a bit grubby but you can tell it's mine as it has a string of Pontiac Solstice GXPs parked outside, all displaying modifications or custom graphics that I've made.   I also have a high-altitude building platform, where I've recently been working on newer cars, like my Pro Stock Solstice GXP and the Ultimate Drift Spec car too.

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August 24, 2007

Machinima - Dan Dufus the Clueless Salesman - SLCC Debut

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August 23, 2007

Let’s Rave for a Cause! Redux - Support UnitedSpinal.org in Second Life

Atomic Bombast says, "Yes, it’s time to grab those glowsticks, don the smiley teeshirt and reach for the lasers as we’re taking Parkade back to the late ’80s as we Rave for a Cause! DJ Miss Cyberpink will be behind the decks for a special 3 hour rave party, taking you on a journey back in time and your brains to another dimension on Pontiac's Motorati Island, so pay close attention".

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Parkade has been planning this event for some time now, alongside the gargantuan efforts of the AskPatty.com girls to support this incredibly worthwhile charity, which is why ‘tickets’ for the night are L$250 a head, but ALL of the money on the door will go straight to the United Spinal Association charity, plus there will be collection points inside the club if you want to give more.

As it’s an old school rave night, there will be prizes at the end of the night for those who make the effort and dress up. So, grab your school uniforms and come and rave. Best guy and girl win a cash prize and a Parkade Edition Solstice GXP (prize money is NOT being taken from the entrance fees).

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August 15, 2007

Meet Ask Patty TODAY in Second Life for Caffeine and Cars!

Sl_front Ask Patty recently launched her venue in Second Life on Pontiac’s Motorai Island. A lot of you were there at our launch party (shout outs to VLB, Callie, and Osprey!) and you boogied with us all evening, but that’s not the end of our social activities in SL!

Every Wednesday at 2pm SL time (PST), we are hosting “Caffeine and Cars” in our lounge. You can come and enjoy our fresh espresso and warm cookies as well as pick up a free Ask Patty shirt and get some skins for your Pontiac Solstice.

Coffebreak The main idea is to chat with other car fans and make new friends who enjoy automotive everything! We are also there for those of you who aren’t necessarily enthusiasts but who want to ask us automotive questions. Much like our Get Advice section on our web site, this Caffeine and Cars meeting is your way of getting live answers from us in Second Life!

We will be hosting our next Caffeine and Cars today at 2pm! See you there!

Visit our Second Life Venue here.

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Life Teleport!

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August 10, 2007

Let's RAVE for a Cause in Second Life Tonight!

Our Ask Patty "Let's RACE for a Cause" was a huge success last Saturday and now there's more go-godding to do! Yes, it’s time to grab those glowsticks, don the smiley teeshirt and reach for the lasers as we’re taking Parkade back to the late ’80s as we Rave for a Cause! DJ Miss Cyberpink will be behind the decks for a special 3 hour rave party, taking you on a journey back in time and your brains to another dimension, so pay close attention.

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Parkade has been planning this event for some time now, alongside the gargantuan efforts of the AskPatty.com girls to support this incredibly worthwhile charity, which is why ‘tickets’ for the night are L$300 a head, but ALL of the money on the door will go straight to the United Spinal Association charity, plus there will be collection points inside the club if you want to give more.

As it’s an old school rave night, there will be prizes at the end of the night for those who make the effort and dress up. So, grab your school uniforms and come and rave. Best guy and girl win a cash prize and a Parkade Edition Solstice GXP (prize money is NOT being taken from the entrance fees).

If you like good music and want to support a totally worthwhile cause, please come on down and dig deep into your pockets. We look forward to seeing you!

As posted on Motorati Life

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August 08, 2007

Meet Ask Patty TODAY in Second Life for Caffeine and Cars!

Sl_front Ask Patty recently launched her venue in Second Life on Pontiac’s Motorai Island. A lot of you were there at our launch party (shout outs to VLB, Callie, and Osprey!) and you boogied with us all evening, but that’s not the end of our social activities in SL!

Every Wednesday at 2pm SL time (PST), we are hosting “Caffeine and Cars” in our lounge. You can come and enjoy our fresh espresso and warm cookies as well as pick up a free Ask Patty shirt and get some skins for your Pontiac Solstice.

Coffebreak The main idea is to chat with other car fans and make new friends who enjoy automotive everything! We are also there for those of you who aren’t necessarily enthusiasts but who want to ask us automotive questions. Much like our Get Advice section on our web site, this Caffeine and Cars meeting is your way of getting live answers from us in Second Life!

We will be hosting our next Caffeine and Cars today at 2pm! See you there!

Visit our Second Life Venue here.

Second 

Life Teleport!

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