Sony has launched an classic form of viral marketing for their upcoming thriller The Roommate. The studio has posted ads around various cities looking for a roommate who has a killer personality. Like most ads posted on telephone poles or light posts people who are interested in the ad contact the person by calling a phone number. Should you call Rebecca (Leighton Meester) at (866) 666-6001, she tells you she needs a roommate and states that “We can share everything…” and concludes with Meester yelling “I just want to be your friend” before going into a rage.
Sony is also including the usual forms of social media interaction by creating accounts for Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.
So give it a try, are you willing to let Rebecca be your roommate?