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Streets Ice Cream: 360 Degree Happiness Booth

27. March 2012

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Summer attracts all sorts of promotional installations and events, but I can’t say I’ve ever seen one that rolled out a matrix-style 360 degree photo booth before! Well, Unilever’s “Streets Ice Cream” has done just that, with their “Share Happy Booth” that has been travelling across Australia as a sampling installation meets photo booth, allowing [...]

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Mercedes-Benz: The Tweet Fleet

4. March 2012

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Finding a car space at Christmas time is a daunting task just about anywhere in the world, so Mercedes-Benz created “The Tweet Fleet” to fix just that by tapping into the “Park Assist” feature. Mercedes-Benz Park Assist can automatically detect empty car spaces near you as you drive, so what if they could take that [...]

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PlayStation: Shoot My Truck Social Installation

20. February 2012

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The successful launch of a video game now relies on epic advertising campaign more so than ever, remember the ads for Modern Warfare 3 (20 odd millions views) and Black Opps? The social communities of these high-end games are pretty intense and ridiculously demanding, but get it right, and they’ll reward you with direct purchases [...]

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Autism Speaks: Kinect Powered Digital Billboards

19. February 2012

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I expect the Microsoft Kinect to be partnered up with tonnes of digital billboards and installations this year, and here is just one example to help kick it all off. Autism Speaks has created a Kinect powered digital billboard featuring a life size girl who avoids eye contact no matter how hard you try. The [...]

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Nike: The Film Room Case Study

9. February 2012

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This is the Nike Film Room, an interactive experience that is part green screen, part basketball court helping to teach kids how to play ball like the pros. Kids watch pro basketball players produce signature moves on the court and then study their actions to make that move, before jumping onto the green screen court [...]

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Heineken: Personalised QR Code T-Shirts

6. January 2012

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Music festivals. 10′s of thousands of young people. All there to listen to great music and meet new people. So at the Heineken Open’er Music Festival in Poland, they created a new way for people to create a conversation and connect with complete strangers… Introducing U-Codes, personalised QR codes that promote your desired message to [...]

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IKEA: The Facebook Fan Sleepover

4. January 2012

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For me, this is one of the ways social starts to get really exciting for brands, and it’s not with a cool Facebook app or innovative social play, just smart thinking combined with the drive to make it happen. So, IKEA created a seriously good PR stunt, the Facebook Fan Sleepover… After finding a Facebook [...]

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Jell-O: Facial Recognition Sampling Machine

25. December 2011

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To help launch the new Jell-o Temptations premium desert range for adults, sampling was always on the cards, but this machine takes sampling to a whole new level… It uses facial recognition software to detect the “Age” of the potential consumer, and if you happened to be too young, it would reject you, with a [...]

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Nike: Catch The Flash ARG

12. December 2011

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Here is a nice twist on the increasingly popular trend towards mobile ARG gaming for brands. Made famous by the Mini Getaway and continued with campaigns like New Balance’s Urban Dash, this time it’s Nike’s turn, with a twist, in the “Catch The Flash” ARG in Vienna, Austria. This time it wasn’t just a virtual [...]

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eBay: Give-A-Toy Store Window Installation

23. November 2011

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Here is a really cool and innovative way to evoke our sensitive, giving side this Christmas, with eBay’s amazing Give-A-Toy Store window installation in New York (at 35th and Broadway) and San Francisco (at 117 Post St), or if you can’t get there, you can get the same experience right here. The interactive store windows [...]

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ASICS: Race This Ad Installation

9. November 2011

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Here’s a great experiential execution from ASICS to coincide with their sponsorship of the ING New York City Marathon. ASICS installed a 60-foot video wall at the Columbus Circle subway station and challenged passersby to race against Ryan Hall, U.S marathon runner. Luckily no injuries were caused as people raced against the video of Ryan, [...]

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Volkswagen: New Beetle Augmented Reality Ads

23. October 2011

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Have you seen the new Volkswagen Beetle? At first glance it’s actually pretty cool and decently aggressive. A major shift for Volkswagen’s Beetle. So how did they launch the biggest ever re-vamp of a classic old car? Well, through a series of standard billboards, bus shelters and just about every other traditional print-based media property [...]

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Multi-Touch Wall of World Cup History

18. October 2011

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Here is a pretty cool multi-touch installation for the Football World Cup 2018 Organising Committee in Russia. It features 8 round, multi-touch digital displays mounted into an 18 meter long wall. Each multi-touch display runs an individual app on the history of previous World Cups. With the upcoming 2014 (Brazil) and 2018 (Russia) sections having [...]

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Light Painting: The Volkswagen Art Heist

13. October 2011

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Here is a beautiful ambient meets social campaign for the new Volkswagen Jetta GLI in Canada where they’ve created a series of pop-up art galleries that feature “Light Paintings” made by the movement of the Volkswagen Jetta. Framed, installed and then left for the public to find (and take home for free) the light paintings [...]

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Virgin Mobile FreeFest: The Echo Temple

30. September 2011

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An Echo Temple? Yep, Kyocera teamed up with Virgin to create this amazing installation at the Virgin Mobile FreeFest, allowing users to play virtual instruments and create music by moving their body in front of motion-tracking cameras. But it wasn’t just about body movement, you could use fans that had special (rather weird) symbols printed [...]

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