Tag Archives: recent-campaigns

Le Casino de Montréal

Casino Montreal is in vacation mode and offering an immediate departure to the South! Astral produced a playful campaign at the McGill subway station where people are invited to move their arms around and show off their best dance moves. When passersby walk in front of the mural, Gregory Charles (the casino’s ambassador), begins to play the ukulele. A marker on the floor was placed in front of the digital wall to encourage people to interact with the advertising face. By waving their arms, or perfecting their dance moves on the marker, the characters surrounding Gregory reproduce the gestures in perfect synchronization. At the end of the 30-second choreography, the experience ends and gives way to a message inviting people to the Casino.

Media agency: Cossette Media
Creative agency: Cossette

Lotto 649

Client : Loto-Québec – Marie-Claudel Lalonde, Janie Thériault, Zoé Doucet, Marianne Brault
Agency : Sid Lee
Creative Director : Alex Bernier
Creation: Christopher Jones, Alexandre Pellerin, Quentin Fauchon
Account services : France Wong, Noémie Martin, Jenny Pham
Production : Sid Lee Studio – Audrey Filliatrault
Video Editor : Alex Miglierina, Gabriel Cartier
Media Agency: Sid Lee Média – Émilie McAllister, Frédérick Lanteigne, Nicolas Gagnon

Infiniti

5 FEBRUARY – 25 FEBRUARY | CAL, EDM, TOR, VAN
DIGITAL • DIGITAL LARGE FORMAT

In partnership with the radio teams from Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver, Astral has launched an exclusive, state-of-the-art campaign combining radio with out-of-home for its client Infiniti. Whenever an Infiniti ad airs on the radio, our new system sends out a signal to display the same campaign on Astral’s digital boards.

Media Agency: OMD

March of the Zombies

OCTOBER 2017 | MONTREAL
TRANSIT • DOUBLE DECKER

As part of Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebration, the Astral Out of Home production team collaborated with special-effects specialists Blood Brothers to produce the always popular “March of the Zombies” Halloween event. Astral Out of Home executed a bus wrap on a Grayline double-decker, while the Blood Brothers crew went to work on the final 3D execution.

Until October 28, the bus will go around the streets of Montreal carrying a group of zombies, a distraught tour guide and some decontamination agents. The campaign will close on October 28 with a parade through the Quartier des spectacles. Last year, over 10,000 “living dead” joined in the freaky fun.

Loto Quebec – Walking Dead

SEPTEMBER 18 2017 | MONTREAL
STREET FURNITURE • MEGACOLUMN

The Astral Out of Home network helped Loto-Québec’s “Walking Dead” campaign make quite am impact, scaring up some attention from passers-by at the corner of De Maisonneuve Boulevard and Metcalfe Street in Montreal.

The campaign was designed to promote the “Walking Dead” scratch-card lottery, which returns this year with a $20,000 jackpot. The 4-week “Walking Dead” campaign included a one-night stunt in which an actor in full zombie make-up was hidden inside a MegaColumn to scare passers-by. The stunt was filmed with a hidden camera and then posted on our digital column network in Montreal in order to increase visibility.

See the video below.

Media Agency: Sid Lee Media
Creative Agency: Sid Lee

Kayak

SEPTEMBER 2017 | TORONTO + VANCOUVER
MOMENTUM • DIGITAL LARGE FORMAT

In September, Kayak joined forces with Astral Out of Home to leverage our coast-to-coast network of large-format digital billboards in order to advertise current flight trends and low fares in real time. Astral’s Momentum service was used to set up the dynamic 4-week campaign, allowing the advertiser to post exact prices and current promotions. Data was fed through an RSS feed, providing real-time information about accurate prices and the most popular destinations.
In addition, Kayak created extra impact by posting the campaign on Canada’s longest full-motion-video digital horizontal billboard (located at Yonge Street & Dundas Square in Toronto), and with domination coverage at the corner of Robson and Granville in downtown Vancouver.

Media Agency: Touché Toronto

Hertel

SEPTEMBER 6 2017 | MONTREAL
MOMENTUM • DIGITAL LARGE FORMAT

The agency Alfred, in collaboration with Astral Out of Home and QuatreCentQuatre, launched an innovative advertising campaign for Hertel, aimed at helping people deal with messy roommates who never seem to get the message when they’re told to pick up after themselves.
The advertiser’s website had a dedicated space where people could give guilty roommates a housecleaning ultimatum to put more pressure on them to clean up their act. The ultimatums were then posted in real time on an Astral Out of Home large-format digital billboard – the perfect way to make the message loud and clear.
The billboard was posted for 24 hours on the Hertel website and on Facebook Live (see the video).

Advertiser: Hertel – Sylvie Jenneau, Andréa Paquin-Lessard, Mylène Côté
Agency: Alfred
Creative Director: Jean-François Bernier
Creative Writers: Martin Charron, Marc-Antoine Fortier
Art Director: Nicolas Rivard
Account Services: Johanna Lessard, Fanny Richelet, Krystelle Ruest, Audrey-Kim Poulin
Strategy: France Guay, Marilyse Dionne
Social Strategy: Marie-Anne Larochelle
Production: Général Films – Fanny Richelet, Antoine Bernier
Director: Édith Jorish
Web Production: QuatreCentQuatre
Media: OMD, Alfred
Public Relations: Canidé
Music: JD Leblanc

HOTELS.COM

JUNE 19 – JULY 16 | TORONTO
MOMENTUM • DIGITAL LARGE FORMAT

Using Astral Out of Home’s Momentum service, Hotels.com created a dynamic ad campaign directly linked to traffic conditions. The ads appeared on two large-format digital billboards to promote the company’s online booking service for the summer vacation season. The first face was located on the Gardiner Expressway, reaching drivers from Toronto’s western suburbs, while the second was located on the TransCanada Highway, close to Iron Workers’ Memorial Bridge, near downtown Vancouver.

The amusing concept used the latest traffic conditions as a way to emphasize product benefits, i.e. instant rebates when traffic was light and rewarding deals when it was heavy. The ads were designed to bring a smile to commuters’ faces, regardless of the traffic situation.

Media Agency: MEC
Creative Agency: J. Walter Thompson Toronto

Pepsi

July 17 – Sept 10 | TORONTO
STREET FURNITURE • TSA

Pepsi Canada chose to promote its “Snap with Pepsi” campaign using Astral Out of Home transit shelters and a mural in Toronto. SnapCodes replicating giant bottles were displayed on vinyl decals, allowing passers-by to easily take pictures via Snapchat. In doing so, a special lens was unlocked for one hour, during which time users could take fun selfies. The transit shelter also prominently featured a large decal showing a moose in colourful sunglasses (the accessory appearing on the special lens), in order to attract attention and generate curiosity.

Media Agency: Novus Canada
Creative Agency: BBDO

Moosehead

JUNE 26 – JULY 23 | TORONTO
STREET FURNITURE • TSA

As both Moosehead Breweries and Canada celebrate their 150th this year, Moosehead launched the “We Are Still Pioneers” campaign in May to highlight the anniversary and the history of Canadian resilience.

Astral Out of Home helped Moosehead launch the invite phase with special showcase transit shelters that displayed real limited edition “Canada Day Future Bottles” of Moosehead Lager. Canadians were invited to write their vision of what the future of the country should look like on the labels and share them using the #Outlast hashtag on social media. The outer transit shelter face showcased Moosehead Lager’s newly redesigned label.

Media Agency: Media Experts
Creative Agency: Taxi 2

Via Rail

AUGUST 21 – SEPT 17 | MONTREAL + TORONTO
MOMENTUM  • DIGITAL LARGE FORMAT

To encourage drivers to start riding trains, Via Rail and its agency, Touché, turned to Astral Out of Home’s Momentum offering to bring life to their latest campaign. A predetermined set of strategic highway billboards located in Montreal and Toronto displayed messages based on the latest traffic conditions. Pushing the boundaries of this technology even further, Astral displayed the driving time from the exact location of a billboard to a specific destination if it happened to be greater than the travel time by train.

The objective of the campaign was to demonstrate that taking the train is often faster (not to mention less frustrating) than driving.

Media Agency: Touché
Creative Agency: Cossette

La Bête

JUNE 26 – JULY 23 | QUEBEC CITY
TRANSIT • BUS WRAP

La Bête, a Quebec City bar and steakhouse, collaborated with Astral Out of Home on an impactful campaign for a period of 8 weeks in the summer of 2017. On the RTC’s 800 line, we created the very first Metrobus wrap. The 800 line runs through most of the city’s major arteries and stops very close to the restaurant itself, guaranteeing lots of visibility all summer long, during festivals and the vacation season.

By wrapping the side and back of the articulated bus, and then adding a king poster, the client reached their goal of promoting its ready-to-eat take-out service.

Creative Agency: HATEM

Unibroue

APRIL 2017 | MONTREAL
TRANSIT + OUTDOOR • MURAL + HORIZONTAL

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Unibroue invited 5 illustrators to put their own unique spin on the microbrewery’s famous beers. In collaboration with Astral Out of Home, the artists were asked to draw directly on the ad faces of two 10×20-foot horizontal billboards to create their personalized version of the Quebec brewery’s iconic beer labels. The creative execution took two full days to complete. The campaign was also deployed on backlit posters in Montreal’s Sherbrooke and McGill metro stations, as well as in the 1000 de la Gauchetière office building.

Agency: dada communications
Video production: Bif Productions
Artists: Rupert Bottenberg, Jason Botkin, Jérémie Lemarbre, Mélodie Lehoux et Raphaële Bard

Monster

MAY – JUNE 2017 | TORONTO
STREET FURNITURE • TSA

Monster.ca took advantage of Astral’ Out Of Home’s street level products to strengthen brand awareness to the employment market. Monster is a global online employment solution that connects people and job opportunities. In Toronto, Monster wrapped ad cases in purple fur to bring the brand mascot to life. The results are very fun and extremely attention-getting. GRPs rounded out the campaign in Toronto and on Montreal Street columns.

Media Agency: OMD Canada
Creative Agency: KBS Agency, New York