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Desjardins

JANUARY 16 – FEBRUARY 13 | MONTREAL
TRANSIT • DIGITAL MURAL

By making use of Momentum, Astral Out of Home’s dynamic digital content service, Desjardins was able to promote how quick and easy it is to use their app for submitting insurance claims. Digital murals within the Montréal subway system were updated in real-time, showing the estimated minute arrival of the next train. This tailored digital messaging encouraged commuters to make use of the Desjardins app while they waited.

Media agency: Touché
Creative agency: LG2

Ikea – Winter 2017

FEBRUARY 13 – MARCH 12 | TORONTO
STREET FURNITURE • TSA

Ikea Canada is shedding warmth on Toronto transit riders inside an Astral Out of Home transit shelter. Ikea’s ongoing Market Hall strategy, that promotes the downstairs merchandise area of its stores, is centred on seasonality. The winter campaign focuses on getting cozy. Leo Burnett worked with Astral Out of Home to bring coziness to the streets. In a centrally-located transit shelter in Toronto, an Ikea wool throw was featured in the ad face, and warm air was generated to warm the hands of transit users. The stunt was supported with GRP TSAs, digital OOH and a TV spot.

Media Agency: Jungle Media
Creative Agency: Leo Burnett

Dairy Farmers of Canada

FEBRUARY 13 – APRIL 9 | TORONTO
STREET FURNITURE • TSA

Dairy Farmers of Canada launched a refreshing new campaign that encourages consumers to grab a cold glass of milk. DFC and DDB Toronto teamed up with Astral Out of Home to build 3D mountains to top the roof of a Toronto transit shelter, with a tall 3D glass of milk also nestled into mountains. The campaign makes a clever parody of beer advertising and includes OOH, digital and even a TV spot that features friends playing hockey, followed by them enjoying a tall, cold glass of milk.

Media Agency: Initiative
Creative Agency: DDB Toronto

 

McDonald’s

NOV 7 – NOV 13  |  MONTREAL
DIGITAL • DIGITAL SUPERBOARD

McDonald’s, through its Media Agency, OMD, made use of Astral Out of Home’s Momentum service to boost its campaign, McJoueur. McDonald’s wanted to intensify the debate that is raging in the Greater Montreal area: who, between Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk, created the best McDonald’s burger? Each of the Montreal Canadiens created their own signature burgers, and put theirs to the test. Consumers could buy both burgers and then vote on their favourite. For maximum impact, large format digital boards in the Greater Montreal area were specifically chosen for this campaign. The digital outdoor campaign showed the real-time popularity of the burgers as they were purchased in McDonald’s restaurants.

Momentum, Astral Out of Home’s new service, brings life to digital ad campaigns by including dynamic content and allowing updates on campaigns in real-time.

Media Agency: OMD
Creative Agency: Cossette

Shoppers Drug Mart

NOV 28 – DEC 25  |  TORONTO
STREET FURNITURE • TSA INTERACTIVE

Shoppers Drug Mart used the Astral Out of Home TSA Interactive Network to show consumers how to wrap up their gift lists. This campaign, rounded out with standard transit shelter sites throughout the city of Toronto, featured content that was specific to three dayparts and focused on products by category, time of day, gift-giving, wrapping needs and holiday food items. Consumers were also encouraged to play a matching game that featured a random variety of the featured products. To draw attention to the execution, each of the transit shelters featured red-striped decals to represent festive wrapping paper and big red bows.

The transit shelters were selected based on proximity to Shoppers Drug Mart locations. Consumers were able to tap a button on the screen that mapped out the location of the nearest Shoppers Drug Mart.

Media Agency: Dentsu Media
Creative Agency: john st.

Le Massif

NOV 7 – FEB 26  |  QUÉBEC CITY
TRANSIT • FULL BUS WRAP

Le Massif, in Charlevoix, the highest vertical East of the Canadian Rockies, wanted to attract skiers from the Quebec City area, especially those impatiently awaiting the beginning of the season. Astral Out of Home wrapped an entire RTC (Réseau de Transport de la Capitale) bus, in collaboration with the agency Kabane, which developed the concept. The objective was to transport skiing enthusiasts into the spectacular scenery of Le Massif and whet their appetite for the new season, while reminding them that the ski hill is only 80 km from the provincial capital. The campaign can currently be spotted throughout Quebec City on the RTC bus fleet. A video was also produced for social media.

Creative Agency: Kabane

Advertiser: Le Massif de Charlevoix – Katherine Laflamme
Agency: Kabane
Creative Direction: Simon Litalien
Copywriter: Alexis Thériault-Laliberté, Antoine Bénéteau
Artistic Direction: Éric Forest
Strategy: Alexis Thériault-Laliberté, Julie-Tremblay-Potvin
Production and editing: Bruno Marchand
Sound: Studio Expression
Client service: Émilie Claveau

Casino de Montréal

NOV 28 – DEC 25  |  MONTREAL
TRANSIT • INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MURAL MCGILL STATION

Astral Out of Home worked with the Société des Casinos du Québec and Cossette to create an interactive experience on a digital mural in McGill metro station. 3D motion-capture technology was used to attract the attention of passers-by with an image that mimiced their movements. People were then invited to play an interactive game where they had to catch as many pieces of confetti as possible in 20 seconds, as our camera filmed their arm movements. Each participant’s score was displayed live on screen, and the goal was to beat the previous high score. This playful and effective way reminded commuters of the fun and excitement associated with casino gaming.

Media Agency: Cossette Communication-Marketing
Creative Agency: Cossette Communication-Marketing

Coca Cola

NOV 21 – JAN 1st  |  MONTREAL
TRANSIT • MC GILL STATION DOMINATION

Commuters passing through the McGill metro station certainly won’t fail to notice this station wrap during the holiday season. Every turnstile, booth and barricade has vinyl decals displaying the Coca-Cola brand, and 4 oversized murals have been set up at carefully selected locations inside the station. Maximum visibility will be provided during this very busy time of year in strategic areas within close proximity of all downtown’s biggest stores. Leveraging its French tagline “Savoure l’instant”, Coca-Cola wants to remind metro commuters to savour every moment when they’re doing their holiday shopping.

Media Agency: UM Canada (Universal McCann)
Creative Agency: Craft Toronto

RDS + Intact Insurance

OCT 17 – NOV 13  |  MONTREAL
TRANSIT • INTERACTIVE FLOOR PANEL AND  DOMINATION

At the start of the new Montreal Canadiens season, RDS teamed up with Astral Out of Home to spread hockey fever among mass transit users. A skating rink was installed in the lobby of the 1000 de la Gauchetière building, with an interactive projector that simulated the effect of ice cracking under the footsteps of passers-by – a spectacular effect referencing the Bell Centre skating surface. Also, the RDS “dressing room” dominated the Bonaventure metro station and highlighted the sports channel’s flagship shows, including the primetime hits “Le 5@7”, “HOCKEY 360” and “L’ANTICHAMBRE”, which are all #1 in their respective timeslots. The enormous, 50-foot-long players’ bench was located on the subway platform, in the direction of Côte-Vertu. The wrap execution continued with a series of campaign posters positioned throughout the station, which leads to the Bell Centre. This marketing offensive was completely created and executed through a collaboration between Bell Media’s internal agency and Astral Out of Home.

Media Agency: Bell Media
Creative Agency: Bell Media

Red Bull

SEPT 19 – OCT 16 | MONTREAL
TRANSIT • STATION DOMINATION

RED BULL IMMERSES YOU INTO MUSIC

To celebrate the Red Bull Music Academy 18th anniversary, a 185 feet full coverup was installed on every wall angles of the Place-des-Arts subway platform, in both directions. We took advantage of some structures that we’ve never used previously for this specific project. The final result is simply breathtaking. A gigantic mural of 68 feet by 16 feet was also installed at the Sherbrooke station, as well as several backlits and posters throughout the subway network.

Creative agency : Baillat
Media agency: Touché!

Designated Survivor

SEPT 5 – OCT 16 | TORONTO
STREET FURNITURE • TSA

CTV’S DESIGNATED SURVIVORS GETS PRESIDENTIAL TREATMENT WITH INNOVATIVE CAMPAIGN ON ASTRAL OUT OF HOME’S TORONTO NETWORK

The campaign leverages the return of Kiefer Sutherland in the conspiracy thriller along with the timeliness of the U.S. election. Featured are inventive, high-impact decals and wraps, including a transit shelter made to look like the White House with elements featuring a roof, pillars, a blue carpet, and even a podium for selfies. In addition, a Superboard with a simulated White House roof and U.S. flags can be seen by tens of thousands of drivers on the Gardiner Expressway.

Creative agency : Bell Media Agency
Media Agency : Bell Media Agency

Netflix – Narcos

AUG 22 – SEPT 18 | TORONTO
STREET FURNITURE • TSA

$ 2 MILLION GOES UP IN SMOKE

Netflix used Toronto TSAs to promote the second season of NARCOS, the story of drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar. As the story is told – Escobar once burned $ 2,000,000 to keep his family warm.
4 high-traffic Astral transit shelters were selected in the Toronto core, and each filled with $ 2,000,000. The faces of the ad cases were decaled to promote the show. The shelters with the money drew quite a great deal of attention, showing up on social media – especially one poor soul who thought the money was real.

Creative agency : Netflix
Media agency: UM

Gaz Métro 2016

SEPT 5 – NOV 6 | MONTREAL
TRANSIT • WRAPPED DIGITAL MURALS + PLATFORM POSTERS WITH VINYL EXTENSIONS

GAZ METRO PROMOTES RENEWABLE ENERGY

To put forward the ecological use of renewable energy and natural gas, Gas Métro decided to work with the Astral Out of Home Transit products to create an impact to possible customers. A total of 6 digitals murals were wrapped in the Montreal subway, the 1000 de la Gauchetière and the Central Station. In addition, a nifty vinyl wrap around a dual platform poster at the Berri subway station transforms efficiently both posters to a trailer truck.

Creative agency : Cossette
Media agency: Cossette

Mobil 1

JUNE 10 – JUNE 12 | MONTREAL
STREET FURNITURE • DIGITAL STREET COLUMNS

During the 2016 Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Imperial Oil, in collaboration with the McLaren team, turned to Astral Out of Home to promote the Mobil 1 brand throughout the weekend among fans at the Île Notre-Dame racetrack, in downtown Montreal, and on social networks.

Astral Out of Home deployed its activation team on the Île Notre-Dame Grand Prix site to take pictures of fans, and then post the photos on digital columns throughout downtown Montreal. that same evening, fans could see their pictures displayed on the Montreal Digital column network.

Participants also received their photos via e-mail, accompanied by a thank-you message. This made it very easy for them to then share their photos on Facebook or Twitter.

Media Agency: UM
Creative Agency: McCann / BBDO New York / Astral Out of Home