Building a digital cathedral

Go back a few hundred years; if you wanted to impress the masses, you used stone and mortar. Even now, when you walk into Notre Dame or Sagrada Familia it has a visceral impact. It says to a puny human being: you are in a place of significance.

Now, that messaging is frequently done with digital imagery (e.g. IBM building the Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium with a 360° 63,000 square foot screen, e.g. Telstra Customer Insight Centre).

Here’s the video about the Salesforce.com offices. It’s four minutes, but worth your time.

You might think that’s a lot of effort and expense to impress the couriers, but last count the video of the install had 46 million views.

The work was done by Obscura Digital whose digital projections have graced the Sydney Opera House and the Empire State Building. Worth visiting their site to see the Empire State job for Harper’s Bazaar.

And you should talk to us about digital outdoor advertising. Mark or Dave; on 9388 7844.

How to big vid in 20 secs

American style men’s wear in an English outdoor campaign by BMB London. Product sold exclusively through a Chinese-owned department store. They’re all famous rugby players. One of them forgets to do up the buttons. Beautifully executed. Plays to the strength of OOH, to wit, a great way to start a public conversation.

World Orca Day

Billboard with orca in tank: 'Captive Orcas Live in Tanks the Size of This Screen'

The Born Free Foundation use digital interactive like this: You text a donation to the charity and the orca JUMPS OUT of the screen and swims to freedom via other screens in the vicinity. A new orca then appears in the tank, waiting for the next liberating donation. Is that cool fund-raising OR WHAT? Spin up an idea and talk to us about interactive. 9388 7844.

Happy World Orca Day: July 14th.

Full case study with the normal blah blah.

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Sampling and digital

Remember when sampling meant just giving stuff away? As the Coke Zero video illustrates, you gotta get bang for your buck with your sampling. The secret formula, known up til now by only five people in the world, is digital + imagination = engagement + social sharing. Notice how integral outdoor is to the campaign. Then call Media Tonic with your campaign idea. 9388 7844.

See? Need more billboards!

Billboard ad for Toyota's hydrogen-powered car

In California, Toyota are promoting their hydrogen-powered Mirai using 37 billboards that remove nitrogen oxide emissions from the air. Catalytic converter. Titanium dioxide-coated vinyl. Science something something.

This is called putting your money where your mouth is. Serious props. Might be a thing in China.

Financial Times’ write-up on the car.

Digital Trends’ write-up on the billboards.

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ShopaLive Expansion in WA

DOOH reach (Digital Out of Home) is increasing sharply in Perth and Retail ShopaLives (pictured) are playing a big role in that shift.  It’s part of oOh!’s expanding digital portfolio.

retail ad- 'it's seriously hot, this calls for a cocktail'

By June, we’ll have ShopaLives in over 30 WA Shopping Centres, up from 20 centres in January 2017 and taking our total ShopaLives to well over 170 panels.

Advertisers can now reach more shoppers with more engaging & dynamic messages.

These digital panels allow for great contextual targeting; you can program them to trigger time-sensitive, temperature-sensitive, and event-sensitive executions. “Forty degrees tomorrow – stick this in your fridge”, “City to Surf next week – read a book instead”. Maybe we’ll leave the creative to you.

Point is, unprecedented opportunities for real engagement and more touchpoints, metro and regional. New centre or ShopaLive conversions include Mirrabooka, Ellenbrook, Livingston, Stirling, Victoria Park, Cockburn, Kalamunda, Karratha, Maddington and Northgate.

This augments our new Evoke Series – high impact, large format digital banners at Lakeside Joondalup, Garden City, Karrinyup & Rockingham.

Retail advertising has become a digital wonderthing.

Call the Tonic for more information or book in for our retail therapy site tour; (08) 9388 7844.