Tag Archives: digital

UBER EATS: LET’S EAT

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

Uniqlo Opening

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

Find your GO Time

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

ACTIVIA #CorpsEsprit

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

Fujifilm

APRIL 22 – MAY 19 | TORONTO 
DIGITAL • DIGITAL LARGE FORMAT

Having to compete more and more with high-performance cameras on smartphones, Fujifilm decided to stand out – where its competitors cannot – to achieve superior image quality using a zoom.

In 2017, a concept for Fujifilm won the 2nd prize in Astral’s Carte Blanche For Creatives contest in the Toronto market. Two years later, the idea finally came to life! A camera with a Fujifilm X Series lens was installed in a waterproof case on an Astral large-format digital billboard overlooking the Gardiner Expressway. The camera’s real-time photos gave the drivers a clear view of what they could not see, the traffic in front of them.

Coupled with traffic data, the message and photo captured on the superboard were updated in real time in Fujifilm’s pre-established visual using an online application.

Media Agency: Dentsu X
Creative Agency: DentsuBos

KitchenAid

APRIL 15 – MAY 12 | TORONTO 
DIGITAL • DIGITAL LARGE FORMAT

The 2018 Toronto Carte Blanche winning concept is currently up and running in their market! Zulu Alpha Kilo developed a colorful concept for the contest. The idea was to synchronize the color of the CN Tower and KitchenAid’s legendary stand mixer on our large format digital boards in the same area. The campaign began on April 15, 2019 and will be live for four weeks. You can admire Michael Romaniuk & Patrick Godin creative idea here.

Media Agency: Zulu Alpha Kilo
Creative Agency: Cossette

Earth Day

APRIL 22 | MONTREAL
DIGITAL • DIGITAL LARGE FORMAT

Last April 22 was Earth Day, and lg2 seized the opportunity to display its winning 2018 Carte Blanche for Creatives concept for the Quebec market. Some of Astral’s large format digital billboards were equipped with cameras to monitor the number of cars circulating nearby. Just like in sports competitions, the billboards tallied the score for “Earth vs. Cars”, demonstrating the impact that automobile pollution has on our planet. The pollution tally goes up constantly, while Earth’s score remains stuck at zero.

Media Agency: LG2

Audi

AUGUST 20 – SEPTEMBER 15 | TORONTO + VANCOUVER
DIGITAL • DIGITAL LARGE FORMAT

Sunrises and sunsets are the most photo-worthy moments of the day, not just because of their beauty, but also as symbolic representations of new beginnings and endless opportunity. Audi wanted to tap into this imagery to tease the launch of its latest models, as a way to convey a sense of renewal. To accomplish this in a creative and eye-catching way, Astral installed a camera on a digital billboard, capturing the real-time city skyline in the background. These images were updated regularly and overlaid with the campaign headline, promoting the launch events.

Media Agency: Touché
Creative Agency: Taxi

Just For Men

MARCH 2018 | MONTREAL
TRANSIT • VIDEO WALL
Mediacom and COMBE collaborated with Astral to execute a major campaign at Montreal’s Central Station to promote the new line of beard care products from Just For Men.

By beard identification capability, a beard recognition device was built into a digital mural. Every time a bearded man was detected, a message played and spoke directly to him. Another example of how Astral is fueling brand possibilities.

Media agency: Mediacom
Client & Creative: Combe

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