Swinging into Success - Sony's Amazing Out-of-Home Execution

8 Nov '23

Swinging into Success - Sony's Amazing Out-of-Home Execution

Swinging into Success - Sony's Amazing Out-of-Home Execution

Our Spidey senses are tingling with this one!

To promote the highly anticipated Spider-Man 2 game, Sony Interactive Entertainment embarked on a stunning Out of Home (OOH) campaign that has left a mark on both the gaming and marketing worlds.

This marketing campaign beautifully showcases the potential of OOH advertising in captivating audiences. PlayStation Australia installed the Spectacular ‘Save’ of a truck ‘ in Waterman’s Cove in Barangaroo, Sydney.

Fans had the opportunity to step into the Spider-Man universe as they explored the event, encountering characters and savouring authentic New York Bagels. The extraordinary activation ran for just 2 days October 20-22.

Patrick Lagana, director of marketing, PlayStation Australia: "We wanted to showcase the power and imagination of Spider-Man and our partners Akcelo and Poem have created a truly exciting campaign that really captures attention. The collaborative nature of the campaign really encapsulates the “Be Greater. Together” mindset of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and we can’t wait to see people’s reaction to The Spectacular Save.”

Here's a glimpse of the key elements in this activation:

Attention-Grabbing: Out-of-home installations on this scale are often massive and visually striking. They have the power to capture the attention of people passing by, whether on foot, in a car, or on public transportation. This initial attention is crucial to spark interest in the Spider-Man 2 game.

Memorability: leave a lasting impression on viewers. When people encounter something unique and visually stunning, it tends to stick in their memory. This can lead to increased word-of-mouth buzz as people discuss the installation with friends and family.

Brand Recognition: A well-executed out-of-home campaign can create a distinct visual identity that becomes associated with the Spider-Man universe. Large-scale installations like this generate hype and excitement. This anticipation can drive fans to purchase.

Social Media Amplification: In the age of social media, anything visually appealing or unique is highly shareable. People who come across these installations are likely to take photos and share them on platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. This free user-generated content extends the reach of the campaign far beyond the physical location of the installation.

Engagement: Interactive elements in these installations can enhance engagement. For instance, augmented reality experiences, interactive games, or photo opportunities can encourage people to spend more time with the installation. The longer people engage with the promotion, the more likely they are to remember and become interested in the new game and any of the Spider-Man new releases films.

How to apply these principles for your business:

The Spider-Man game's OOH campaign provides valuable lessons that can be applied to businesses looking to create a buzz and engage with their audience in the real world:

Iconic Visuals: Create visuals that are instantly recognisable and resonate with your brand. Think of eye-catching graphics, mascots, or product representations that will draw attention and leave a lasting impression.

City Integration: Whenever possible, integrate your campaign into the physical environment to enhance its relevance and impact. This could mean cleverly using local landmarks, architecture, or public spaces to make your campaign memorable.

Interactivity: Utilise technology to make your campaign interactive. Augmented reality, QR codes, or mobile apps can transform a passive viewing experience into an active engagement, providing entertainment and information simultaneously.

Social Media Amplification: Craft your campaign with shareability in mind. Encourage your audience to share their experiences on social media by offering incentives or creating a spectacle worth capturing. User-generated content can significantly extend your campaign's reach.

Our take-away:

The Spider-Man game's Australian OOH campaign launch serves as a remarkable case study in leveraging creativity and innovation to capture the public's imagination. By embracing the principles of iconic visuals, interactivity, social media amplification, your businesses can elevate your own OOH campaign to new heights and reap the rewards of enhanced brand recognition and engagement.

Just like Spider-Man, your brand can swing into success with the right strategy.