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McDonald’s crops the golden arches to direct you to the closest restaurant

McDonald’s branding is so iconic that it communicates just as well in very minimalist form, as the company’s extremely stripped-down advertising in France has long proven. Now, in Canada, the fast-food chain is applying the same approach to out-of-home ads—with surprisingly useful results.
A new campaign from Cossette crops the iconically curvy Golden Arches to direct people to the nearest McDonald’s restaurants. The “Follow the Arches” campaign turns bits of the giant yellow M into directional billboards, giving drivers easy-to-follow signs to get their McD’s fix.
“To create a new way-finding system, we noticed that the directions were right there in the logo,” the brand says. “By cropping the Golden Arches into a directional path, and reducing the visuals to only what’s essential, we transformed an underutilized media space into a simple unified design system adaptable to any market around the world.”

So far, the campaign includes just four billboards (three static and one digital) in high-traffic areas across downtown Toronto and the greater Toronto area. But Peter Ignazi, chief creative officer at Cossette, said the concept could eventually solve the problem of hundreds of differently designed directional posters in Canada—and indeed, around the world.
Via: AdWeek

Posterscope Singapore work with Mondelēz to develop Oreo Thins Sampling machines

Our affinity for big boxes that give stuff away!

In recent weeks, Singapore residents have had opportunities to obtain not only lemon-flavoured Oreo Thins but also cans of Carlsberg Smooth Draught from large metal boxes that appeared on the sidewalks of the Lion City.
The Oreo Thins Lemon machine, placed by Mondelez, working with Carat, Posterscope and Clear Channel, is a carnival-inspired claw machine that’s situated on Bugis Street. In contrast to the actual carnival machines, which are rigged to take your money and give you nothing in return 99 times out of 100, this device is rigged to make it easy for people to grab packets of the biscuits (or ‘cookies’, if you insist). According to a Clear Channel spokesperson, the machine is re-filled several times a day and is giving away about 400 packets each weekday, and 520 on weekends. It will remain in place until September 13.

Engagement uplift for Stena Line by adding a programmatic mobile campaign to Out of Home

In cooperation with Isobar and Amnet Posterscope Netherlands created an Out of Home awareness campaign combined with an online mobile 360° ad for ferry company Stena Line. Combining Out of Home with a location-driven mobile campaign and a mobile audience creates an uplift with more impact and engagement. By using a programmatic strategy, the best of both mediatypes is optimally utilized to reach the target group on the biggest and the smallest advertising screen at the same time.
From Goal to Strategy
With their core business on the holiday market, visibility just before the high season with a focus on branding and awareness were the main campaign goals. To translate this into a strategy Stena Line wanted to be visible from the end of May until July because during this period most potential clients get inspired and book their holidays. Until the end of July, the campaign will be exposed on digital highway billboards, big screens at subway/train stations and on mobile with a 360° ad.
Cross channel boosting effect
For this campaign Out of home was the perfect medium to create awareness and generate exposure. The use of digital screens totally suited the campaign goals of Stena Line. To add an extra campaign layer, the programmatic trading desk Amnet purchased a mobile campaign based on geofencing (proximity) and a pre-defined audience. Therefore, they used gps-locations with a focus around train stations. The digital Out of Home screens were exposed on working days and during the weekends between 16:00 and 19:00. Whenever passersby were near a train station they both got to see the ad on the Out of Home screen and on their smartphone. To give this ad an extra brand experience Isobar created a rich media ad with the use 360°.
From insights to effectiveness
By using a mobile strategy and data it’s possible to provide insights on the effectiveness of the Out of Home campaign. It gives us the opportunity to define the number of clicks and the engagement by location. Overall the combination of Out of Home and Mobile enchances target group insights based on POI’s. We can also retrace passersby who interacted with the Out of Home object, which gives us the possibility to optimize the next campaign. This proofs that Out of Home and Mobile are the ingredients for a success formula and for creating a campaign uplift.
  
Credits
 Client:                                    Stena Line, Mariel Korpel, Stefan van Beek
Out of Home specialist:      Posterscope, Bas van den Hoogen, Roos Groesz
Experience design:              Isobar, Melvin van Gom
Programmatic:                     Amnet, Frank Meiland, Guido van Oosten
Media owners:                     CS Digital Media, Interbest, Ngage Media, OOHA media