MSN Hello Christmas Competition

MSN has ramped up its online ad activity for Windows Live Messenger, ahead of’s launch in the New Year, with a Christmas campaign site that’s aimed at promoting its video-call service.

MSN’s Hello Christmas site, which has now gone live, is a video-sharing portal where users can view and upload video messages to friends and loved ones around the world in the run-up to Christmas, promoting the video-calling function of Windows Live Messenger.

“The campaign is aiming to give people an opportunity to get in touch with friends around the world and to show how much better a video message is than simply phoning – it’s a much deeper, engaging experience,” said Suzanne Cook, MSN UK’s consumer marketing manager. “While the Christmas site might run until after the New Year, we’re looking at introducing similar concepts for Valentine’s Day and other such events through the year.”