Citibank asked us to help launch their new Citi Double Cash card and were looking to boost awareness through social conversation. We enlisted the help of YouTube superstar devinsupertramp and created the #Incredouble campaign.
Once a staple of Gap, the classic tee’s luster had begun to fade. They came to us to reignite interest in the shirts by driving mass trial among younger millennials. The answer was to connect our tees to another classic: the concert tee.
How do you get the next generation of craft beer lovers to take notice, to see you in a new light? The answer for Redhook wasn’t an ad campaign. The answer was an experience. A brewpub that put Redhook’s pioneering, innovative techniques on display. Named and designed by yours truly.
It all started with a groundbreaking little Deep Zoom website, conceived and designed by Duncan/Channon, that enabled rock fans to get extremely up-close-and-personal with Hard Rock’s memorabilia collection without having to travel. The site, now featuring 1,100 priceless pieces of rock history (en route to thousands more), was an immediate popular success – and a critical one, too, winning D/C two Webby honors.
But even as development continues on still more amazing editions of the site, Hard Rock management threw down the gauntlet: get the technology “out of the box” and into the properties, starting with the new flagship cafe opening today on the Las Vegas Strip.
Working with Hard Rock’s crack technology, property-development and memorabilia teams, D/C designed three new interfaces for the cafe. These include two apps for Microsoft Surface – the multi-touch, multi-user, interactive tabletop – as well as a touch-based interface for the restaurant’s 38 booths, where guests can manipulate memorabilia, peruse merchandise and vote on what video plays next in the cafe. The agency also consulted with Obscura Digital on the Rock Wall™ – a massive (18 x 4 ft.), interactive display that enables six simultaneous guests to explore Hard Rock memorabilia with their fingertips.
There’s more. And more to come. But, honestly, isn’t that enough?
The Hard Rock memorabilia collection encompasses 70,000 fascinating pieces — from Prince’s tiny purple boots to the handwritten lyrics for “Imagine” to thousands of guitars — and is 100% real. It’s also the basis of the brand’s authenticity. The goal here was to enable the entire world, beyond even the millions of annual in-person visitors, to get up-close and personal with the objects — and with the brand’s enduring coolness. The site, featuring Deep Zoom technology, became the foundation for digital kiosks, walls and tables at all properties.
These train cases full of Sephora product were delivered to nail artists and social media makeup and fashion mavens in the hopes of planting a seed about the company’s wildly colorful, uniquely fun new nail lacquer, Formula X. And this large online community erupted with enthusiasm.
The mission of Ritz-Carlton was to romance the sports and/or rock aficionado who can afford a top-end condo topping the LA Live complex in downtown LA, where Limited Edition Jordans may once have feared to tread. (Production note: project actually involved photographing a live lion.)