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Norwegian launches virtual reality Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights at London pop-up

Low-cost airline Norwegian has teamed up with Boeing at Westfield Stratford City to launch a 5D virtual reality experience of the airline’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner on a virtual 15-minute transatlantic holiday in the USA!

Europe’s third largest low-cost carrier is already making affordable transatlantic travel a reality and is now giving visitors at Westfield Stratford the chance to win a holiday after experiencing a virtual reality flight created by VR production studio Visualise, on a Norwegian Boeing 787 Dreamliner to three-landmark US cities – New York, Los Angeles and Miami – all within 15 minutes.
MKTG has been responsible for all campaign creative and concept development, project management and production of the virtual reality filming and stand/set design, staffing, and insights and evaluation. Vizeum have been responsible for all media planning, including the Mail Online and Facebook partnerships.
By wearing virtual reality headsets, participants can experience 360-degree views, the sounds and motion of a Norwegian Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight in the economy and Premium cabins from the UK to the USA. By checking in, boarding the aircraft and landing in the US, participants will start their virtual USA holiday learning about key features of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner before being immersed in the vibrant, energetic scenes of New York, Los Angeles and Miami to entice potential holidaymakers to Norwegian’s low-cost transatlantic fares from £135.
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Norwegian is also encouraging participants to use #USAtheNorwegianWay on social media for participants to enter into a prize draw for the chance to win a holiday to any one of Norwegian’s eight USA destinations direct from London Gatwick. Shoppers and passerbys can also try out the virtual reality headset to view the Boeing flight experience.
Stine Steffensen Børke, VP Marketing at Norwegian said: “Norwegian has always been a trailblazer in technology with free Wi-Fi on all European flights and now we’re the first airline in the UK to offer a virtual reality USA holiday. As we continue to take off in the UK, we’re embarking upon the most eye-catching ways consumers can engage with our brand by demonstrating that low-cost can mean high quality in a truly fascinating way.”
The pop-up is now open until 14 December 2016 every day from 11am – 8pm, except Sunday, which is open from 12pm until 6pm, and is located at The Gallery in Westfield Stratford City.
The structure is hard to miss as it stands at 20m x 6.5m resembling a cross-section of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which is the biggest event build ever at Westfield Stratford City.
Norwegian is growing rapidly with the UK’s only direct low-cost flights to the USA. The award-winning airline has launched more than 10 direct routes from the UK this year including three new routes to the USA – Boston, Oakland-San Francisco and Las Vegas.
From next year, Norwegian will be the first European airline to fly Boeing’s latest aircraft, the Boeing 737 MAX that will unlock never before seen routes.

easyJet creates immersive travel experience for Londoners

easyJet and the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions teamed up to create a mysterious plane door, which appeared overnight in Shoreditch. The door left passers-by intrigued about what is on the other side however EasyJet disclosed that beyond the door there is an installation, which provides a show-stopping, immersive experience designed to inspire people to travel.
On the 14th and 15th October the free experience took visitors on a whistle-stop tour through contemporary Holland guided by a full cast of live actors. Curious passers-by were instantly transported into a world where they met intriguing characters, larger-than-life surroundings and plenty of surprises along the way.
Those unable to experience it over the two days can still see it via an exciting 360 film – produced using the latest technology to capture immersive footage of the activation – and chance to win their very own adventure in a special flight giveaway.
Ian Cairns, Head of Brand and Marketing Services at easyJet, said:
“Generation easyJet are adventure-seekers and this bespoke, immersive activation totally reflects the fun, energy, exuberance and inclusivity of our brand. We can’t wait for people to experience Holland’s amazing sights without leaving central London. We, along with our partners the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions, wanted to bring something special to Londoners and show them first-hand what Holland has to offer to inspire them to travel.”
Via: prexamples

Air New Zealand Give Commuters the Chance to Win Flights to LA

Air New Zealand celebrated their flights from Heathrow to LA in style today, bringing LA fashion week to Waterloo Station. Unique Air New Zealand dresses were created out of Shazam enabled boarding passes, which consumers could scan to be in with a chance of winning two tickets to LA. Consumers were also given a second chance to win if they shared their experience on Facebook or Twitter.
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JetBlue Asks Flyers to 'Reach Across the Aisle' in Election-Year Stunt

Jet Blue invited 150 unsuspecting passengers to “Reach Across the Aisle” in this fun, election-themed stunt from longtime partner MullenLowe.

Those travelers were given the chance to win free round-trip airfare to one of 20 domestic or international destinations served by the carrier. But … they’d get those travel certificates (worth about $300 each) only if they could decide on a single destination by unanimous vote before their six-hour flight from Boston landed in Phoenix.

“JetBlue is one of those brands that is very comfortable being involved with the bigger conversation,” MullenLowe executive creative director Tim Vaccarino told Adweek. “This being one of the most polarizing political climates in history, we saw an opportunity to make a comment about what’s truly possible when we all work together.”

So, could this diverse group make the tough compromises necessary to reach an accord? Or, in an airborne parody of our putrid political process, would they behave like whiny babies, gridlocked at 40,000 feet?

watch video below:

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Via: Adweek 

Emirates targets Heathrow Airport passengers with spectacular OOH site

April 27th 2015: As part of its ‘Hello Tomorrow’ global marketing campaign, Emirates is strengthening its already dominant presence at Heathrow with the launch of a special-build campaign with JCDecaux Airport on the iconic Central Terminal Area Welcome Site.
Occupying the gateway to one of the world’s busiest hubs, the 37.2m by 3.8m illuminated location spans the width of Heathrow’s entrance roundabout, is visible from over 500 metres away, and provides the first brand message for 100% of vehicular traffic as it enters Heathrow from the M4.
Emirates’ creative execution promotes the airlines’ Airbus A380 planes and underlines its position as an enabler of global connectivity and meaningful experiences with the strapline: “Your remarkable journey begins here. Experience the Emirates A380”. In an innovative twist, the special build is designed so that the image of the plane appears to fly off the billboard.
The long-term campaign was planned and booked with JCDecaux Airport by Havas and Posterscope’s international division PSI.
Alan Sullivan, Managing Director of JCDecaux Airport, said: “We are delighted that Emirates has seized the opportunity to ‘own’ Heathrow’s most famous landmark site with a special-build campaign that showcases the unmissable branding potential of this classic Out-of-Home location.”
Natasha Murray, Managing Director at Havas said, “We are absolutely delighted to have secured the iconic Heathrow Welcome Site. This is a prominent site within an excellent location and provides Emirates the opportunity to speak to those travelling through the World’s busiest hubs”.
Robin Hall, Managing Director at PSI, said: “The site is ideal, passengers have a heightened sense of excitement and awareness arriving at the airport. Emirates have created an ownership of that point of the journey, using great creative in an iconic location.”
Jonathan Coen, Retail Director at Heathrow, said: “As the UK’s hub airport, Heathrow sees 73 million passengers pass through its doors every year. This site is a perfect spot for Emirates and we’re delighted with the creative.”
Emirates’ campaign complements its other long-term locations with JCDecaux Airport in the interior and exterior of the airport, including: the new TTS (Train Transit System) location that leads passengers towards Terminal 5’s satellite terminals, and the iconic branded A380 plane situated on the Central Terminal Area roundabout, targeting all vehicular traffic travelling to Terminals 1, 2 and 3.

Norwegian Airlines: Live Streaming Cab in NYC

To create awareness around Norweigan Airline’s direct long-haul destinations from Oslo to New York, Miami, LA, San Francisco, and Bangkok, they decided to give shopping mall visitors in Oslo a unique experience. Connecting them live with a special Norwegian Red Cab in New York.  Real-time
Created by the guys at M&C Saatchi in Stockholm.
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Via: Digital Buzz

KLM Surprises Passengers with Personal Messages from Loved Ones

Saying goodbye at the airport is usually a sad affair, and Dutch airline KLM understands this.
That is why, together with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, they have created a heart-warming campaign called ‘Cover Greetings’.
In this campaign, the airline gave passengers’ families and friends a chance to leave a personal message on the headrest of their loved ones selected seats.
The heart-warming video below captures the passengers’ reactions as they read their unexpected messages.
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Via: Design Taxi

Emirates Upcycles its OOH Advertising Posters into Reusable Shopping Bags

In a move to recycle and create brand advocacy, airline company Emirates has transformed a large out-of-home banner into shopping bags.
Taking a 208 square meter poster from its ‘Hello Tomorrow’ campaign, first displayed on the outside walls of Zurich Airport, Emirates has used the material of the poster to create more than 300 quirky and reusable shopping bags.
With the help of Feinschliff, a Swiss-based socially integrative company which supports long-term unemployed people in returning to the labour market, the large sheet of PVC was upcycled into a limited edition line of one-of-a-kind shopping bags.
Each bag was also branded with the airline’s ‘Where will you be tomorrow’ tagline, giving the ad campaign greater longevity.
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Via: Design Taxi

Monarch 'Always-on'

Posterscope and Carat’s latest campaign for Monarch features an ‘always-on’ approach on a live network of landmark DOOH screens in priority regions – Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds. The sites are enabled with LIVEPOSTER capability to display immediate copy updates, allowing the Monarch team to react instantly to sales data, competitor activity, flight and weather information, current affairs and locally relevant news stories.

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