Latest Campaigns

18 NOVEMBER TO 29 DECEMBER 2019 | TORONTO
DIGITAL • BRANDSCAPE, DIGITAL LARGE FORMAT, ROOFSCAPE

For its Let’s Eats campaign, Uber partnered with the MLSE to display game scores for the Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors to promote their food delivery service. In order to carry out this execution, Astral has developed a technology making it possible to update TSN’s real-time data on their digital products instantaneously.

Media Agency: Mediacom Canada

SEPTEMBER 16 – OCTOBER 4, 2019 | EDMONTON
DIGITAL • DIGITAL SUPERBOARD
In September 2019, UNIQLO – a Japanese apparel brand – was launching its first store in Edmonton (AB)at the famous West Edmonton Mall. In order to create local buzz and excitement around the opening, UNIQLO Canadapartnered with Astral. Using our real-time technology, a countdown clock leading to the store opening was featured on strategically located digital boards in the busy West Edmonton Mall area. Other campaign creatives were displayed on various Astral faces in town, in high traffic locations.
The campaign was a hit: on opening weekend, a massive line up could be seen at the store, showing that Edmontonians really were excited about the arrival of UNIQLO!
Media Agency: Isobar
Creative Agency: DentsuBos

OCTOBER 2019 | QUÉBEC CITY
OUTDOOR BILLBOARD • HORIZONTAL

The Festival de Magie de Québec, in collaboration with lg2, made quite a splash during the last Federal election. Five days before the general vote, a magician climbed onto an Astral billboard in Québec City and inserted his predictions in a mysterious envelope stuck on advertising face.

During election night, when the results were unveiled, the magician returned to the billboard to reveal the contents of his envelope. In addition to predicting the name of the next Prime Minister, he unveiled the right number in the percentage of votes cast.

Another creative stunt signed Astral, LG2 and the Festival of Magic in the National Capital.

Media Agency:
Creative Agency: lg2

OCTOBER 7- DECEMBER 1, 2019 | TORONTO
OUTDOOR • WALL MURAL

In its most recent advertising stunt, Canada Goose, a leader in performance luxury apparel, Canada Goose paired up with artists around the world. The idea was to commission painted walls in prominent areas in major cities, such as London, Berlin, New York City.

In Toronto, street artist and painter from Rome, Alice, was chosen to showcase Canada Goose’s products. She featured a couple in the brand’s iconic coats with cultural references and the Torontonian skyline in the background.

Astral’s Wall Murals are in a class of their own – dramatic and impactful. These dynamic wallscapes and murals will stop consumers in their tracks to engage with your brand. Canada Goose and Alice hit the mark with this campaign!

Media Agency: Rapport WW (NYC)
Artist: Alice Pasquini

JULY 1st – AUGUST 25, 2019 | TORONTO
OUTDOOR • LARGE FORMAT DIGITAL

This summer, Metrolinx launched its high impact media campaign for GO Transit, the Greater Golden Horseshoe regional bus and rail service. The insight behind the campaign was that there are thousands of things drivers could be doing with their time instead of driving if they had taken the train or bus. Much of the campaign’s investment was in out-of-home and Astral was there to support the dynamic campaign.

Instead of developing 500+ different visuals for this campaign broadcasting each of them on our Digital Network at specific times, we used an app that could display a single visual with a wide variety of different messages. Those creatives were synchronized to display a different message at different times of the day. The clock on the Astral digital boards were also set to only show time and matched the time in Metrolinx’s creative.

Thanks to responsive technology, the resolution of the displayed image remained the same regardless of the size of the screen on which it was projected on our Digital Network.

Astral has a wide range of technological products and does not hesitate to offer its customers innovative out-of-home solutions for their campaigns! The ‘Find Your GO Time’ campaign is just one example of our know-how.

Media Agency: PHD Canada
Creative Agency: BBDO

August 5 – 18, 2019 | MONTREAL
DIGITAL MURAL • BERRI-UQAM METRO STATION

Every summer, Montreal is host to a massive yoga gathering. Danone wanted to make the most of this event, which promotes a healthy body and mind, to promote the various Activia products and their benefits. Along with Wavemaker and Carl, Astral’s Special Project team developed a digital and dynamic out-of-home campaign Berri-UQAM’s new digital network. Thus, when a new metro car arrived at the station, a message would be displayed on the screens and various visuals of the campaign would appear. Other videos were also projected in the station while users wait for the next metro. To tie everything to the yoga theme, the floor in front of all four screens in the station was covered with fake green yoga mats, the dominant colour of the Activia brand.

Media Agency: Wavemaker
Creative Agency: Carl

JULY 8 – SEPTEMBER 1 2019 | QUEBEC CITY
TRANSIT • TSA

Sépaq (Société des établissements de plein air du Québec) wanted to take advantage of the summer’s tourist influx to attract people to Québec City’s Aquarium, which hosts more than 10,000 marine animals on 16 hectares. lg2 and Astral’s Special Projects Team came up with the idea of bringing a sensory experience to the users of the RTC (Réseau de transport de la Capitale) to encourage public transit users to visit the Aquarium.

Bus shelters in Québec City were transformed into a jellyfish aquarium! Ambient lighting with UV LEDs – a black-light type of lighting commonly used in aquariums of this type of marine animal – was installed in the bus shelters, giving users the impression of literally being immersed in an aquarium with these phosphorescent and hypnotic creatures!

Just by taking a look at the pictures, we can see that this simple execution is really spectacular… especially at night!

 Media Agency: Touché!
Creative Agency: lg2

JUNE 17 – AUGUST 18 2019 | MONTREAL
TRANSIT • MURAL

Summertime is always a good period in the year to increase the awareness of alcoholic beverages. Brasseurs du Nord made no exception to this rule and took upon Astral to display its campaign for its Boréale beer.

Using nature and outdoor activities as main themes, the campaign could be seen on an impressive mural at the Place-des-Arts metro station in Montreal. Creatives have also been created for our Superboards and Horizontals along the exits of major highways leaving Montreal and Quebec City – thus making reference to the call of nature promoted in the campaign’s various visuals.

Media Agency: OMD (Montréal)
Creative Agency: lg2

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