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14 October 2016

Could Yahoo’s new “smart” billboard transform OOH advertising?

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Yahoo has filed a patent for a new type of “smart” digital billboard that could potentially transform the OOH industry by taking data collection via the medium to a whole new level.  

Remember that scene in Minority Report where Tom Cruise walks through the shopping centre and gets bombarded with advertising? It’s sort of like that, but maybe not quite to the same level…

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22 July 2016

Innovative Ad of the Week: Sony Pictures ‘Ghostbusters Waterloo’ (UK)

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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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15 July 2016

Innovative Ad of the Week: Entertainment One 'The BFG Dream Jar Trail' (UK)

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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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27 May 2016

OOH Ad of the Week: Naked Juice 'Pollution-eating giant poster' (UK)

Naked Juice and blowUP media have teamed up to install a ground-breaking  pollution-eating Giant Poster in the heart of London, promoting Naked’s healthy juices to millennials in an environmentally healthy way. 

The ad showcases not only one of its fruit smoothies but at the same time how it is doing good to clean-up the air pollution surrounding the poster. The ad was treated with PURETi, a photocatalyst that reacts with natural UV light to eat pollution, which not only enables the poster to clean the air around it but also keeps it cleaner. 

The campaign was planned and bought by OMD UK and specialist agency Talon.  

Check out the ad in situ below:

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06 May 2016

OOH Ad of the Week: Ekstra Bladet ‘The News Fridge’ (Denmark)

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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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15 April 2016

OOH Ad of the Week: Quebec City Magic Festival 'The Mysterious Billboard' (Canada)

Have you ever seen an outdoor billboard just disappear before your eyes?  

No? Well, after watching our OOH Ad of the Week you will have... 

To promote the 2016 Quebec City Magic Festival, taking place in Canada from  April 21-24, agency Lg2 Quebec came up with a really clever idea that's bound to create intrigue. The Mysterious Billboard was erected in key locations across Canada simply as a red curtain. Then, all of a sudden, the curtain unveiled to reveal... quite literally, nothing.

Check it out below. 

Want to know how they did it? Check out 'Behind the curtain' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3Gtw8wUf60&feature=youtu.be

26 February 2016

OOH Ad of the Week: McDonald's '#McDriveKing' (France)

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It seems McDonald's has been having a little bit of fun with its fast-food competitor Burger King this week, having built an intriguing temporary billboard near Brioude in the Haute-Loire region of France. 

The two temporary installations poke fun at the fact that with more than 1,000 drive-thru locations across metropolitan France, McDonald's is more accessible than Burger King with less than 20. 

McDonald's has turned its customer proximity into a major asset by highlighting how close the next Drive-Thru is, while the other billboard displays 258km of directions (nearly a 5 hour car ride) detailing directions to the next Burger King drive-thru. 

The execution, from agency TBWA\Paris, sends out a pretty clear message and is sure to turn a few heads... Check out the short video below for more.

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22 January 2016

Experiential Ad of the Week: Land Rover ‘See Winter in a New Light’ (UK)

Land Rover has partnered with Lumiere London, the UK capital’s largest ever light festival, to celebrate the Great British Outdoors as part of its annual Hibernot seasonal campaign.

Produced by arts charity Artichoke, the campaign sees a series of five handmade large-scale specially lit ‘Private View’ frames positioned in front of key London landmarks at locations including Leicester Square, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly and King’s Cross.

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