As good a story as a big deciduous talking tree, and its ad agency creators, could ask for, today’s Forbes article explains — with verifiable, off-the-charts consumer numbers — that StubHub’s Ticket Oak is an extremely hard worker. #thanksforbes #thanksticketoak
It’s the biggest campaign yet for StubHub and its lovable/creepy spokes-tree, conjured up last year by D/C. And it may be that the perils of fame are getting to the booming-voiced bark-wearer, as millions of his fans are sure to notice when a new spot drops on (appropriately enough) April 1.
Along with TV, directed once again by Mike Maguire of Biscuit Filmworks, the fully integrated campaign crosses all media and platforms, with print, out-of-home, homepage takeovers – on ESPN and Sports Illustrated – social media and more, all of it lovingly crafted by D/C.
The “more” involves train wraps and “city domination” media buys around key concert halls in New York, as well as “Venues that Rock,” a content partnership with Rolling Stone, featuring a branded hub page on rollingstone.com where users can read about iconic venues, compete to attend a private concert and find hot local tickets. The Rolling Stone program further includes a mix of editorial and advertorial and culminates with an invitation-only, StubHub-branded show by a notable up-and-coming artist.
The new campaign supports StubHub’s evolution from a site to buy great tickets to a site to discover great events – the platform for big nutty trees helping people have awesome weekends.
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The first national campaign from the world’s largest ticket marketplace, StubHub, premieres this evening with a primetime spot on ESPN’s telecast of Opening Day. The integrated campaign from D/C features TV, print, outdoor and wild postings and touts StubHub as the place to get dream tickets for sports, concerts and more. And what do dream tickets afford the holder? Why nothing less than a dream experience, of course.
A concert TV spot, complete with flying, pyrotechnic-laden drum platform, was created in addition to the baseball spot and both will run on the major networks as well as Bravo, E!, ESPN and Comedy Central. Accompanying print ads can be found in Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, People and Esquire. And digital out-of-home and wild postings will be present in most major markets with a large presence in Times Square.
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