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British Airways Takes Centre Stage at the Isle of Wight Festival

British Airways provided a stage for emerging talent at the Isle of Wight Festival this year. Ten brand new acts from around the UK and Europe were given the opportunity to play to crowds of up to 55,000 from June 12 -14, 2014 on the #BAmusic Stage during the course of the event.
The acts, selected by British Airways, were chosen to represent some of the short-haul destinations the airline flies to from London Gatwick; bringing together artists from Spain, France, Italy, Croatia and of course the UK to the festival.
The ten acts British Airways is showcasing will include:

  • BAUNZ (Italy) –  Sleek Italian house from Rome
  • DJ TOTTIE (Spain) – Deep house and techno from the clubs of Barcelona
  • HARLEIGH BLU (UK) – Classic soul with a distinctive edge
  • XANDER MILNE (France) – French inspired disco and house
  • CHAMPS (UK) – Alternative indie folk from the Isle of Wight
  • REBECCA CLEMENTS (UK) – A future folk star from Bristol
  • KARYMA ELLIS (UK) – An R&B spin on an alternative pop delivery with jazz soul vocals
  • DJ MIA (Croatia) – Croatian inspired club bangers meets party classics
  • LAUREN ON REPEAT (UK) – Party tunes to make you dance
  • RAYON NELSON (UK) – Reimaging of acoustic and soul

British Airways staff were also on hand with essential items to help keep everyone refreshed and feeling great. Visitors to the #BAmusic stage and readers of Time Out magazine were also given the opportunity to win tickets to see the acts performing in their own country and explore their local music scenes later on in the year.
The event follows the success of last summers ‘#BABeachside’ event on Brighton beach, which saw people strapped in to airline seats and hoisted 100ft above the beach, while being treated to a fine dining experience from a kitchen in the sky.
This campaign was organised by psLIVE and featured in TimeOut London.

In Japan, Passengers Can Pay for Train Rides with Kit Kat Packaging

If you are traveling by train in Northern Japan, you can literally pay your train fare by using the packaging of chocolate wafer bar Kit Kat.

The initiative is part of confectionery brand Nestlé’s innovative efforts to breathe new life into the tourism of the Sanriku region, which was ravaged by a tsunami and earthquake three years ago.
A first for a Japanese rail company, train travelers of the Sanriku Railway network can purchase the special packs of KitKat at a cheaper cost than standard train tickets.
In line with the reconstruction endeavor, Kit Kat has also adorned two trains and two train stations with cherry blossoms paintings symbolizing hope.
Set to launch in Japan this month, the KitKat train tickets will be valid till May 2015.

Emirates Promotes New Aircrafts Targeting Gatwick Passengers

In early June Emirates became the first carrier to regularly fly A380s into Gatwick; we created a campaign that promoted the additional capacity of these aircrafts and the expanded destinations flown.
The two-week campaign which runs until the 22nd June, spans across OOH, press and online and reinforces the perception that Emirates is a modern brand, leading the way in aviation. The campaign messaging allows us to shout about the ‘new news’ that Emirates regularly fly A380s into Gatwick, whilst also serving to leverage market share drivers such as safety and modernity.
In order to promote Emirates new aircraft flying out of Gatwick, Posterscope executed a location-specific campaign featuring over 97 different pieces of copy across numerous different OOH formats and environments. The campaign features regional OOH across large formats in order to raise awareness in an impactful way. By overlaying our mapping tools onto the Gatwick catchment, and utilising postcode data, we were able to identify the highest populated areas within a 60 minute drive of Gatwick. This ensures we target the most relevant areas. Using ‘Planner,’ our proprietary algorithm based optimiser app, data was combined for planning the most relevant formats in the market and audience delivery was reported through Route data.
A Victoria Station Domination is also being used to provide significant standout in the hub station for Gatwick airport. This key commuter station targets anyone heading towards Gatwick, with over three million potential passengers passing through it each fortnight.
In addition to this, geo-targeted press titles and online placements as well as digital activity are being used to support OOH.
This campaign was planned and booked with Posterscope and Havas, with creatives by Geometry.

Cheeky Holiday Ad Only Appears in Wet Weather

This clever campaign sprayed-painted Hong Kong streets advertising a deal to the sunny Philippines so that it only shows up when the pavement is wet.
The quirky advert, from airline Cebu Pacific, announces to dreary commuters: ‘It’s sunny in the Philippines’.
Created to coincide with Hong Kong’s monsoon season, when the city receives just 100 hours of sunshine in a month, the publicity stunt used ingenious technology so that it only shows up in the rain.

A waterproof spray was used to stencil the advert onto the pavements, making them invisible until wet weather hits, when water droplets roll off the sprayed surface, revealing the message.
The sunny advert was also accompanied by a QR code – known in this case as a ‘rain code’ – meaning commuters could scan the ground with their phone and get the latest flight deals to the sunny Philippines.

The advertising agency behind the stunt, Ogilvy & Mathers, said the monsoon season campaign saw 37 per cent more people logging on to the Cebu Pacific website to book discounted flights.

Nescafe Keeps Sleepy Drivers Alert in Mexico

People in Mexico are often half asleep when they have to go to work early in the morning and sometimes miss red lights. In order to combat this, Nescafé synchronised a 6-sheet with some traffic lights overhead. The 6-sheet illuminated the road green, orange or red, making the traffic lights much more obvious to bleary-eyed drivers.
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Via: Ads of the World

Air New Zealand on reLAX Tour

Air New Zealand launched the AirNZreLAX tour to showcase its innovative Economy Skycouch and Premium Economy Spaceseat seats to travel agents and consumers across the UK.
The airline, which flies daily from London Heathrow to Los Angeles and onto Auckland, toured through Edinburgh Glasgow, Preston, Sale, Manchester, Chester, Liverpool, London, Brighton, Oxford, Cheltenham and Bristol.
Bringing the in-flight experience to the road, the transparent tour truck housed Air New Zealand’s revolutionary Economy Skycouch and Premium Economy Spaceseat products which ensure Air New Zealand customers arrive LA ready.
The Economy Skycouch, made up of three economy seats which convert into a flat space, is the first of its kind in Economy, offering passengers the freedom to spread out and get comfortable. The Premium Economy Spaceseat is famous for its futuristic hard shell design which allows customers to recline without encroaching on the space of others. The seat comes in two variants to cater for customers wanting to relax with a travelling companion as well as those who prefer privacy during a flight. Air New Zealand’s revolutionary seating, along with in-flight entertainment and award-winning food and wine mean customers in every cabin arrive refreshed and ready to enjoy the delights of LA.
At each city stop, Air New Zealand invited local residents to step onboard to meet the cabin crew, try out the award-winning seats for themselves and share their experiences on social media.
Air New Zealand also launched the nationwide #AirNZreLAX competition giving people the chance to win return Economy flights for two with Economy Skycouch upgrades from London to LA. Competition entrants simply need to submit a photo of their best “reLAX” pose; whether reclining on the couch at home or unwinding on holiday in a hammock, via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or online at www.airnz.co.uk/relax.
The experiential campaign was planned by psLIVE.
Via: FMBX

Giant Body Parts Give Travel Billboards Some Life

Travel agency, Voyages-SNCF, created a series of bizarre billboards throughout Paris that were 3D, interactive body parts – inviting Parisians to flex their curiosity and engage with the advertisements.
These interactive billboards included a giant mouth, a hairy chest and Marilyn Monroe’s leg. The mouth sings the opera, with its large tongue undulating as an opera singer’s would, Monroe’s famous white dress flutters, with her legs underneath, and the hairy chest, placed at a bus top would launch a disco ball and music when pressed. Then there is the muscly bare back of a French rugby player, washing his back with actually soapy water running down the advert.
Voyages launched the billboard campaign to promote their new offer – a train and show tickets combination pack, which brings people “closer to their passions”. The dual ticket initiative is about bringing travelers closer to cultural events like the opera, sports, movies and music.
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Via: psfk

Etihad Welcomes Heathrow T4 Passengers with Model Dreamliners

Etihad, PSI  and MediaCom Dubai have launched a new campaign at London Heathrow’s Terminal 4. The campaign, which aims to promote and increase awareness of the airline’s new aircrafts, features three model Boeing 787 Dreamliners at the T4 roundabout. The ten metre long Dreamliner airplanes will greet passengers as they approach the terminal as part of a five-year deal. The model planes were launched with the help of Chris Robshaw, England and Harlequin rugby captain.
PSI was responsible for handling the media deal and project managing the build and implementation of the model aircrafts.

Heated bus stops offer mini tropical getaways for New Yorkers

To entice New Yorkers to visit Florida during the winter, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau recently installed a heated bus shelter in NYC.
The heated bus shelter is located at Lexington and Third Avenue and commuters who wait in the shelter are given sunglasses and free Metro cards. They are also allowed the chance to relax on beach chair-inspired benches.
The heated shelter is part of the tourism board’s “The Beach Looks Good on You” campaign and will be open for a month during the winter.
The campaign coincides with the Super Bowl when the area receives high foot traffic from visitors and locals going to and from the games.
As part of the campaign, the Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau will also hold an event at the Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall on January 28th and at Terminal 5 of JFK Airport for a week ending on Super Bowl Monday. The event will feature live music and videos of Fort Lauderdale’s beaches, as well as solar-charging stations and airfare giveaways courtesy of JetBlue Airways.
Via: psfk

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