APRIL 18 2017 | MONTREAL
STREET FURNITURE • MEGACOLUMN
The École nationale de l’humour partnered with Lg2 to promote its 28th Annual Graduates Comedy Tour. In collaboration with Astral Out of Home, a video stunt was deployed using hidden cameras. Passers-by were invited to pull a finger sticking out of a Megacolumn ad face. The finger actually belonged to a real, live person hiding inside the column. When people pulled the finger, they heard a flatulence noise and felt a gust of wind on their face. Then, to thank them for playing along, they were slipped a pair of comedy show tickets through a slot in the column structure.
Although the objective was to promote the comedy tour and get a laugh from passers-by, the message goes a bit deeper: it demonstrates all the thought and technique that goes into creating a great gag.
Nike advertised on Toronto Transit Shelter to advertise a new on line app– Nike Local Run – an app that lets runners come together. Runners can find existing routes—or plan their own. Whether you’re a first-timer or a half-marathoner, get to know your city by hitting the pavement with the people who run it. The posters featured images unique to specific neighbourhoods and headlines that also reflected the local uniqueness. Bold bright green decals wrapped the structures of the shelters and were used as design elements in the posters to grab attention at street level.
Media Agency: Jungle Media
Creative Agency: Anomaly
MARCH 27 – APRIL 24 2017 | TORONTO
COMBO • TSA, MURAL, HORIZONTAL
Nike launched their new shoe innovation, Nike Air VaporMax with a bold and colourful campaign on Astral Out of Home’s TSAs, murals and horizontal faces in Toronto. The campaign’s vibrant colours stand out against the urban background of the city to make a strong statement and grab the consumer’s attention.
A double-sided horizontal billboard features a lugged on extension of a 2D hand holding the new shoe. The Nike Air VaporMax is backlit with LED lighting making a bold statement on the night skyline. A mural in the core of the city featured the Nike Air VaporMax with their tagline “KISS MY AIRS” in shiny silver vinyl. Multiple transit shelters across the city featured full wraps with LED lighting drawing focus to the new shoe.
Media Agency: Jungle Media Creative Agency: Anomaly
The Festival de magie de Québec continues to astound passers-by with its most recent campaign, created by lg2. In collaboration with Cortex, Astral Out of Home and Nova Film, the ad agency developed a TSA that can read people’s minds.
As commuters waited for the bus, the digital face of the Réseau de Transport de la Capitale (RTC) transit shelter offered to perform a magic trick for them, to help them pass the time. Participants were asked to pick a card, and the digital ad managed to guess their choice every time.
Although a good magician never reveals his tricks, we’re ready to bend the rules a bit. We concealed eye-movement detection technology under the surface of the TSA to predict which card was being chosen.
This is the 7th consecutive annual collaboration between the Festival, lg2 and Nova Film.
Clients: Renée-Claude Auclair and Pierre Hamon
Creative VP: Luc Du Sault
Creative Developer: Camille Gagnon
Account Services: Tania Pons Kilfoil
Technology & Programming: Cortex – Mathieu Tremblay, François Couderc, Jérémie Pelletier
Video Production: Nova Film
Production Management: Julie Pichette
Director: David Poulin
Engineering: Quatro Design
Infographics: Marie-Eve Roussy
Media: Astral Out of Home
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
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
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.
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 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.
JUL 25 – AUG 21 | TORONTO
STREET FURNITURE • TSA INTERACTIVE + 3D EXTENSION EOne Entertainment used 7 TSA Interactive sites in Toronto’s core area to promote their new movie Kubo and Two Strings. Consumers could enjoy watching the movie’s trailer or play a game based on the movie’s characters. On three hand-selected core sites, three-dimensional origami-like birds extended out of the top of the roof to call more attention to the sites.
Media Agency: Vizeum Canada Inc Creative Agency: Isobar
AUG 29 – SEPT 12 | MONTREAL
STREET FURNITURE • MEGACOLUMN
H&M made a fun statement in the Montreal market with an oversized hanger piercing the roof of a mega column near their new store. The mega column, totally wrapped in the red for H&M had a topper with the hanger inserted in it with the logo lit up from within.
AUG 8 – SEPT 4 | TORONTO
STREET FURNITURE • TSA INTERACTIVE + 3D EXTENSION
Dairy Farmers of Canada transformed 5 TSA faces into 3D back-lit glasses of milk with a splash of milk rising from top. The extension was fabricated from acrylic and the splash carved from high-density styra-foam. Decals were added to the inside of the acrylic to give the glass a dimensional feeling. Inside the shelters were TSA Interactive screen with information about preventing colorectal cancer. The execution was rounded out with glass wall decals that depicted icons reminding the consumer of prevention techniques
Media Agency: M2 Universal Creative Agency: KBS+P Montreal
AUG 22 – OCT 2 | TORONTO
STREET FURNITURE • STREETCAR PLATFORM WRAP
Rogers Sportsnet wrapped a streetcar platform on both sides and the roof to make a colourful statement in support of the World Cup of Hockey 2016 tournament. Hockey team logos covered the roof and hockey stars covered the glass walls between ad posters, making a bright and bold statement.
Media Agency: OMD Canada Creative Agency: Publicis
JUL 11 – AUG 1 | MONTREAL
STREET FURNITURE • MEGACOLUMN EXTENSION
Stella Artois decorated a centrally located MegaColumn inviting foodies to the Old Port in Montréal to participate in an extraordinary culinary dining experience taking place from August 4th to the 11th.
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