Ramble by Sunil Bahl @SunMatrix
19May/17Off

The Day Shazam Forgot

Most people think that memory loss, one of the main symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, only affects those in late life. But the disease can actually affect people as young as 40. There are over 40,000 people under 65 living with dementia in the UK.

So to educate the younger audience about the effects of Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s Research UK partnered with Shazam and gave the app the debilitating symptoms of the disease, giving users a hard hitting insight into the daily struggles people suffering from Alzheimer's have to face.

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8May/17Off

Qantas Out Of Office Travelogue

Qantas, Australia's national airline, wanted to find a new way to inspire travel within its increasingly younger audience.

Their research showed that tips from friends and colleagues were the highest driver for people choosing their next holiday. So they developed "The Qantas Out of Office Travelogue", a unique out of office reply powered by the users Instagram photos.

This unique use of Instagram's API, transformed mundane out of office emails into a personalised Travelogue that inspired travel, and incentivised recipients to book flights directly from the email.

As a result, users created over 10,000 Out of Office Travelogues which in turn generated 100 million media impressions (worldwide) for Qantas.

For more infos visit www.qantasoutofoffice.com.

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30Aug/16Off

Coca-Cola creates first ever “drinkable” advertising

Many people think they know the taste of Coke Zero, but they actually don't. So Ogilvy & Mather created a campaign for Coke Zero that viewers could literally drink, irrespective of whether it was on a billboard, tv, print, or radio.

By simply "Shazaming" the ads, viewers could see Coke Zero pouring in on the screen of their smartphones, filling a glass, which then ended up into an actual free Coke Zero coupon that could be redeemed at select retail stores across the US.

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10Jun/16Off

The Great Escape

In 2011, Switzerland's Graubünden Tourism and agency Jung von Matt created a clever stunt to publicize the remote mountain village of Obermutten on Facebook.

Then in 2015, they decided to target people a little closer to home i.e. the stressed urban commuters in a Zurich train station. This time they used an interactive display featuring a genuine Graubünden mountain man who could see and talk to those who walk past. Passersby who interacted with the mountain man were offered an all expense paid trip to Vrin, a mountain village in the Lumnezia Valley. The only catch being, that they needed to drop everything and jump onto the train leaving from the next platform.

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26May/16Off

The Troll Ad Button

To promote the new season of The Noite (a show hosted by one of Brasil's most popular comedian), Publicis Brasil came up with a new button on YouTube. For the first time they created a campaign where people could choose between a "Skip Ad" and "Troll this ad" button. This tweak to the YouTube pre-roll ads resulted in 4 times more video views for the campaign.

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