Automated Thanking Machine

Start with the smile of your audience, and then work back from there. That is the key to most of the successful marketing campaigns. Coca-Cola has done a great job with their various happiness campaigns, followed by WestJet’s christmas campaign where they surprised their passengers with gifts.

Now TD Canada Trust for their “TD Thanks You” campaign converted select ATM machines in their Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver branches into special Automated Thanking Machines. Then 20 hand picked customers were requested to test out these new ATMs. To their surprise the ATM knew their names, talked back to them and eventually even gave them ultra cool gifts. The reactions were captured on video, which in the last 8 days has already got 4.9 million YouTube views.

Mazda3 Fast Lane

In a bid to capture consumers imagination and attention in Canada, JWT worked with Mazda to turn select Cineplex cinemas in Toronto and Vancouver into immersive gaming experiences that also acted as a mass in cinema test drive. 😎

During November, before the feature film, a short film showed two Mazda3 cars racing. Interested audience members could sync their smartphones to control their own virtual vehicle and race against other members of the audience. An onscreen leaderboard tracked the progress and winners got various giveaways.

McDonald’s Reflective Billboard

McDonald’s wanted to target people looking for a late night snack. So Cossette Vancouver created an ad that could only be seen at night. Reflective tape was used to write “Open all night” on a billboard. The message was not visible during the day, but in the night with car headlights the message was revealed


The Great Art Heist

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But if Volkswagen Canada has their say, beauty will be in the hands of the person who’s stealing it. At least that’s the idea behind their latest ambient meets social campaign for the new Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

Since the beginning of October, agency Red Urban has created a series of pop-up art galleries across major cities in Canada, that feature “Light Paintings” made by the movement of the Volkswagen Jetta.

While the frames in the exhibits have been hung for all to admire, they haven’t really been hung that securely, allowing more daring admirers to claim the artwork for themselves. The thieves were also being asked to share their stolen items via Tweets and Facebook posts. Volkswagen Canada’s Facebook page has already started receiving photos from fans decorating homes and offices with the eye-catching imagery


McDonald’s Dollar Drink Days Ice Sculpture

McDonald’s Canada and ad agency Cossette Vancouver have brought to life one of the first interactive ice sculptures this summer on behalf of McDonald’s Restaurants in Alberta. The objective was to drive consumer interest in the company’s Dollar Drink Days campaign.

Hosted in the town of Sylvan Lake, the stunt saw 8,000 pounds of ice moulded into a seven-foot tall installation, containing over 4,000 sparkling loonies, shaped into McDonald’s famous Golden Arches. The ice melted on a summer Saturday, and consumers chipped away at the sculpture to collect their bounty.

To attract high levels of interaction, the sculpture was strategically placed near the Sylvan Lake Pier – an area frequented by young adults and families. The day also featured a DJ, street promotional teams, hula hooping, limbo contests and giveaways.

Clutter breaking business cards!

Here are some business cards that due to their unique nature will make your jaws drop…

1) Broke Bike Alley Card 1

Got a flat tire? Wish you were closer to your friendly neighbourhood bike shop? Well, if that shop is Broke Bike Alley and you’ve got their business card, then what you’ve got there is a handy dandy tire patch!

2) Broke Bike Alley Card 2

Broke Bike Alley’s business cards help you help your bike. The follow-up to their tire patch business card, this card cum tool fits in your wallet and lets you adjust your bolts and spokes. And open your beer!

3) Dr. Kiprov’s cosmetic surgery

Via the use of two rubber inserts, this business card shows the effect Dr. Kiprov’s cosmetic surgery can have!

4) Sandra Martins Makeup

Rather than a conventional business card to offer the makeup services to the customer, a special stamp was created that simulates a lipstick mark. The stamp may be applied to any material, such as napkins, paper sheets, tissues etc.

5) TAM Cargo

Transforming the traditional business card into a funny and unusual object…a little box of transporting cargo.

6) MODhair Musical comb

MODhair is the Rome Rock ‘n Roll hair salon. They needed a groovy businesscard. This comb plays a classic rock theme when rubbed by fingernail, using the same principle of a musicbox comb.

7) Norburn Model Aircraft Supply

Specializing in model and radio controlled aircrafts for over 40 years, Norburn Model Aircraft Supply provides enthusiasts with the widest and best selection in British Columbia. Creating a unique business card, they printed and laser die cut balsa wood to form a small glider that was functional once assembled.

You can also watch the video of assembly…