This week brings to an end a pretty spooky burst of outdoor activity for London commuters, who were surprised and delighted by a giant sculpture of the iconic Stay Puft Marshmallow Man at Waterloo, as part of a complete train station takeover by Sony Pictures to promote the new ‘Ghostbusters’ movie.
The ‘super-sized’ out-of-home campaign, a collaboration between Sony Pictures, JCDecaux (campaign concept), Feref (creative), MGOMD and Talon (media), played up the idea of ‘something strange in your neighbourhood’ by transforming London’s Waterloo Station into a film-themed showcase for the past two weeks.
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To promote the upcoming movie remake of Roald Dahl's 'The BFG', Entertainment One has launched a experiential campaign which uses Google's Nearby Notifications beacon technology to bring six-foot "dream jars" to life.
A total of 50 "dream jars" have been dotted around London in an initiative which plays on the concept that the BFG bottles dreams and blows them into childrens' bedrooms. The six-foot jars contain the childhood dreams of a range of celebrities including film director Steven Spielberg and actor Mark Rylance.
Adding a new layer to the campaign through the help of Zenith by using Google's beacon tech, which launched last month, Android users (with Bluetooth switched on) that pass by one of the activations are notified that they are in close proximity (within 15 metres) to one of the real-life jars. If a user clicks through, they are given more information about the jars, the installation and the film. IPhone users can access the same content through Google Maps or Google Now.
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For its US launch, Tiger Beer went back to its Asian roots by repurposing a New York discount store into a pop-up showroom displaying more than 700 products showcasing the finest art, fashion, technology and design from artists in the region.
The idea aimed to celebrate the true craft and creativity of the brand's origins, in contrast to the cheaply made Asian cliches and counterfeit goods that would usually populate New York's Canal Street stores.
Members of the public could gain entry to the store simply by presenting a Tiger Beer coaster from one of several nearby bars.
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BBDO Düsseldorf has put the spotlight on Bombay Sapphire with the world’s first holographic message in a bottle – a new innovation that lets the Spirit speak for itself.
With more and more gin brands entering the market, it’s getting harder for brands to stay visible and stay on top of barkeepers’ minds, said the agency. As such, it has cast the spotlight on the Bombay Sapphire to engage the gatekeepers to its consumers – the barkeepers – with a limited edition pack that carries a holographic message in a bottle.
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How do you generate hot sales at 5 degrees Celsius?
Well, that’s a good question to ask the guys at Ogilvy Denmark as the agency’s latest execution for Danish tabloid newspaper Ekstra Bladet took a fresh approach to flogging newspaper copies, resulting in a 30% increase in sales.
With the rapid uptake of online and mobile news consumption, selling print newspapers is never an easy job – these days people find printed news old and outdated. But Ekstra Bladet claims to be the first for breaking news in Denmark. So how could it prove that?
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