It is not a secret that virtual mapping tools like Google Earth and Microsoft's Virtual Earth turn out to be a big boon for the advertising industry. CNNMoney talks about it in this article, discussing how Google Earth can be successfully used for advertising. Recently, Google developped an online multimedia advertising campaign for Saturn's new car : The Aura. On the website of Saturn, you can see screenshots from Google Earth showing 22 Saturn dealer locations. (See the video below) Yes, as it's said in The New York Times : Google is not just for text advertisements anymore. New technologies, new marketing !
ps. For all details and examples of other ad campaigns done with Google Earth, see gearthblog.