Brand director at Ginger.
As the world gets smaller, we all get to share more big thinking.
Released to coincide with the holiday season, the app is something of a new media experiential coup. Extending, as it does, the thrill of discovering the Museum’s collection to a global audience.
Featuring over 1,000 high-res images, the app not only delivers to subscribers fast access to all the facts. It also enables real-time chats with other dinosaur lovers at home or even on an exploratory dig.
The really great thing is, this app doubles as a stunning advertising & PR device for the Museum’s forthcoming “The World’s Largest Dinosaurs” exhibition. Imaginatively created, to focus on a group of dinosaurs that lived for over 140 million years.
Given the popularity of the baby elephants at the Melbourne Zoo, a Jumbo app could be a timely addition in the very near future.
It was the night before Christmas and not a mouse was stirring. Don’t you believe it!
Pre-Christmas game releases have had computer mouses and game consoles roaring way into the early hours of the morning. Check out the high-octane line-up:
- Call of Duty Black Ops
- CSI – Fatal Conspiracy
- Need for Speed – Hot Pursuit
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 1
- World of Warcraft – Cataclysm
But can they hold a candle to Super Streetfighter IV?
Beware your milk and cookies Santa. It’s game on out there.
What is social media? Is it tweeting your brand’s retail offers? Managing your branded Facebook page? Sharing company videos on YouTube?
But we think it’s much more than that.
We think it’s about involving an audience in your brand message. Exciting their senses; getting them to feel, think AND do something. Taking the brand message from the advertising channel and into their lives. That is what the ‘social’ part is all about.
As for the ‘media’ bit, well we don’t believe that it’s necessarily confined to social networking platforms either. Instead, we like to look for socially engaging ways to utilise the most effective media channels for each target market.
That’s why we love this cinema campaign by BMW.
BMW have found an impressive way to engage cinema audiences by using an image projection technique that leaves viewers with the BMW logo on their retinas once they close their eyes. Truly innovative for a cinema spot.
Not only that, the spot has all the tell tales signs of a BMW piece. It’s highly emotive, beautifully shot and taps into all the BMW brand propositions. Even I, as someone who’s never driven a motorbike, felt the adrenalin pump through my veins…. And the takeout – the logo etched in my mind (literally) was just the icing on the cake.
It’s a wonderful example of innovating in traditional media in a way that takes the brand into the lives (or the body in this case) of the audience.
Now who’s up for a test drive?