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
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
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
TRANSIT • METRO MCGILL & PLACE-DES-ARTS
Astral and Desjardins collaborated to integrate a contactless transactional keypad onto a Lumiquai advertising face in two Montreal Metro stations (McGill and Place-des-Arts). The keypad allowed subway users to safely donate $5 to Opération Enfant Soleil using their credit card, debit card or their smartphone.
Media & Creative: Desjardins
STREET FURNITURE • TSA
Beam Suntory Canada wanted to make a big splash in the Toronto market to increase awareness for Maker’s Mark Bourbon in the city center.
Astral’s Special Project Team created 3 larger than life bottles of the Kentucky Bourbon on TSA faces to help increase awareness in the market. A huge bottle of bourbon popped-out of the outside face of the bus shelters and was illuminated at sundown. The legendary red wax of the Maker’s Mark bottle was also mimicked to give it a more realistic look. On the inside face of the bus shelters, a poster told the story behind the brand’s craftsmanship for the pleasure of consumers that already knew and loved Maker’s Mark but also to reach out to new consumers.
Media Agency: Starcom Worldwide
Creative Agency: Astral
TRANSIT • SOCIETE DE LA PLACE DES ARTS
For a 5th consecutive year, Mazda Canada benefited from an extraordinary visibility by choosing to advertise with Astral, using a Domination at Montreal’s Place des Arts. This location offers a lot of circulation during the summertime, attracting many people with all the festivals and activities buzzing in the Quartier des spectacles this time of year.
Mazda exploited all possible advertising faces at Place des Arts to promote the all-new Mazda3 models: posters in the parking lot, makeup of many stairs and escalators, murals and illuminated advertising faces, Mazda was everywhere! Vinyls were also placed on the ground where 2 Mazda3 models were driven into Place des Arts. Interactive screens were installed near the 2 cars on display, allowing passers-by to schedule an appointment for a test drive.
Media Agency: Mindshare
Creative Agency: J. Walter Thompson (Montreal)
TRANSIT • 1000 DE LA GAUCHETIERE
In a campaign to raise awareness of its Home Claim Forgiveness policy in Quebec, belairdirect used many Astral transit and static out-of-home products. The insurance company wanted to reach families with young children living in the Montreal suburbs. Our Superboards with extensions and Dominations of busy metro stations were all indicated to surprise and catch the attention of the desired target.
Impactful creatives, such as a huge tree branch that fell on a Superboard or a fire that destroyed posters at the Montmorency metro station and 1 000 de la Gauchetière Terminal simulated realistic cases of possible insurance claims – and where the Home Claim Forgiveness policy could help the homeowners.
Earlier this Spring, belairdirect took a more narrative approach in its advertisements. This campaign is part of this new approach where customers of belairdirect effortlessly master the situation they face with confidence and the peace of mind belairdirect’s insurance products provides them.
Media Agency: PHD
Creative Agency: Sid Lee (Toronto)
TRANSIT • TSA
To announce the opening of its 4th branch at Québec City Grand Marché, the artisanal bakery La Boîte à Pain marked the occasion with the help of Astral’s special project team! In collaboration with Triade Marketing, a bus shelter advertising face was entirely covered with real pieces of bread. A baker offered passers-by to taste one of the many kinds of breads the bakery offers at any time of the day.
For La Boîte à Pain, any time is a moment to savour great bead!
Media Agency: Boulangerie La Boîte à Pain
Creative Agency: Triade Marketing