Global Case Studies

SAWA has collected effective Case Studies from Cinema Advertising Companies around the globe to demonstrate the power and impact the Cinema Medium has on today’s most sought after consumers.

UN World Food Programme 2019 Feed Our Future Campaign

Following a successful global cinema campaign in 35 countries, SAWA, the Global Cinema Advertising Association and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s leading humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide and recent recipient of the prestigious 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, now have clear data showing the positive impact of cinema on the humanitarian organization’s brand.
Two independent surveys by research companies MESH Experience and Realeyes found that the
“Feed Our Future” cinema advertisement was effective in raising awareness of world hunger
and establishing WFP in the minds of cinemagoers.

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TARGET GATHER ROUND + THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART

USA: Target + Screenvision Media brought moviefans a behind-the-scenes look at The LEGO Movie 2!

  • :15 branded intro featuring Bullseye excited moviegoers as they gathered round for a special sneak peek of the highly-anticipated film brought to them by Target!
  • Warner Bros. provided a BTS clip of Lego Batman himself ,Will Arnett, sharing how great it is to Gather Round the microphone – reminding audiences of Target’s ownership of the exclusive content!

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ABERCROMBIE + FITCH COLLEGE SCREENING SERIES RECAP

USA: Abercrombie and Fitch and Screenvision Media teamed up to bring the newly re launched A&F to a select number of campuses nationwide as the presenting sponsor of an advance screening of the highly anticipated Justice League. Abercrombie debuted new creative to an engaged audience at the advance screenings and across the Preview Theatre Network in more than 350 campuses!

Abercrombie & Fitch’s highly anticipated screening of Justice League was promoted all over campuses
via posters, e mail blasts, newspaper ads, screening tickets, radio ads, social posts, giveaway posters and of course word of mouth.

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HOTELS.COM “TOUGH CALL”

USA: Hotels.com partnered with Screenvision Media to create a buzzworthy theater etiquette segment that brought their brand messaging to life on the big screen. Starring the Hotels.com mascot, Captain Obvious, the featurette leveraged the brand’s “The Obvious Choice” tagline to deliver a PSA message around locating exits within the auditorium. This clever approach to theater etiquette engaged and caught the attention of Cinema’s travel-loving audiences nationwide.

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GREY GOOSE AND EVERYMAN CINEMAS ENGAGE AN EXPERIENCE SEEKING UPMARKET AUDIENCE

Digital Cinema Media (DCM), United Kingdom: Grey Goose chose Everyman Cinemas, with its luxury boutique venues, to engage an experience seeking, upmarket audience. The elevated, immersive cinema experience – with cinemagoers having food and drinks, including cocktails perfectly complemented the premium positioning of Grey Goose and could both encourage drinks trial and improve brand perceptions.

The partnership ran for nine months across all 28 Everyman cinemas. Grey Goose created a series of beautiful bespoke arthouse assets with a co-branded ident, which played out in the Silver Spot for the duration of the partnership and in front of all members’ preview screenings. These were also used across Everyman’s digital assets, magazine, owned and earned channels and in foyers and bars with a bespoke Grey Goose serve on the menu.

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Cinema Ads Receive 85% Attention

Brightfish, Belgium: Watching a movie in the cinema with other people results in enhanced attention. And watching with family members or loved ones increases attention even more. The whitepaper ‘‘Monkey See, Monkey Do” by professor Jelle Demanet, researcher at Profacts and Ghent University associate, supports how watching entertainment together with people you love increases the impact of advertising. In this whitepaper, he takes an objective look at how the chameleon effect works and at how oxytocin affects your brain and your advertising communication.

The results are literally eye-catching! In the case of online advertisements, a mere 1.4% of them are, on average, actually viewed. TV fairs a little better, ringing in at 23.1%. Cinema, however, leaps out with a massive 85%. All without distracting our gaze.

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PILLSBURY SHOWCASED THE DELICIOUS SCENT OF CINNAMON ROLLS IN AUDITORIUMS

USA: Pillsbury treated Screenvision Media moviegoers to the smells of Christmas in select theaters across the country. “Dry air” technology released the custom Pillsbury sweet roll scent without sprays, aerosols, or heated oils, creating a sensory driven brand experience in select auditoriums. Special “Sweet Rolls” theaters were outfitted with additional branded collateral to keep Pillsbury top of mind with moviegoers throughout the experience.

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CENTER PARCS ENGAGES FAMILIES AT THE CINEMA

Digital Cinema Media (DCM), United Kingdom: After re-evaluating its media strategy and insight, Center Parcs discovered its advertising had the greatest impact on parents when seen in co-viewing moments with the whole family. In the modern fragmented media landscape, cinema continues to attract families by providing the perfect environment to escape and share in a quality experience together – an ideal moment for Center Parcs to tap into given it reflects its own proposition for families. -The family cinema trip allowed Center Parcs to engage families and shift brand metrics in the long-term and by pairing it with PPC would also help cinema drive short-term sales. 

To maximise cinema’s capability as a performance channel, Center Parcs needed to increase its presence on the big screen by moving to an ‘always-on’ approach selecting efficient family focused films and upweighting budgets around key blockbusters.

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LIDL SUPERMARKETS’ CINEMA CAMPAIGN

Digital Cinema Media (DCM), United Kingdom: Lidl has historically used cinema to good effect by promoting specific product ranges and seasonal activity – proving how it can help drive both short term ROI for the business as well as longer-term brand awareness.

Lidl had two primary aims for its forthcoming activity – increase penetration amongst young families and increase the percentage of Lidl customers spending over £40. Cinema continues to provide families with the perfect environment to escape together and share in a quality entertainment experience – exactly the sort of true family moment that Lidl wanted to tap into. Knowing cinema attracts a younger, more affluent audience, it was the perfect fit.

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Innovations

With its 40 foot movie screens, darkened auditoriums, and state-of-the art surround-sound, Cinema is the ultimate platform for launching impactful branding campaigns. The gallery below features the world’s most innovative campaigns held in Cinemas around the globe.

TISSOT CINEMA CAMPAIGN FEATURES A TIMER LEADING TO THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

India: In an effort to reinstate its authority as timekeepers with a social message for the audience, Tissot, a world leader in the Swiss traditional watch industry has rolled-out an innovative on-screen Cinema Advertising campaign that features a timer leading to the national anthem.

SAWA member and media agency, Khushi Advertising Ideas Pvt Ltd worked with Tissot to develop a unique campaign to engage with the Cinema audience in a very innovative and effective way.

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NETFLIX BLACK MIRROR ‘TURN OFF YOUR PHONES’ TAKEOVER

United Kingdom: In a UK first, Netflix disrupted the on-screen ‘Please turn off your phones’ message across Empire and Showcase Cinemas with a “Black Mirror” takeover. The innovation was designed to reach cinema audiences to promote the show – a British science fiction TV series that examines modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies.

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AUDI Q8 – BIG ENTRANCE BFI STUNT

United Kingdom: Audi became the first ever sponsor of the BFI, taking the solus advertising spot before all screenings at the BFI’s cinemas. Their ad featured an orchestra and choir – so what better way to bring this to life than to bring the Orchestra and choir into the cinema to perform live as the ad ran on screen! Cinemagoers were then greeted by Audi’s new Q8 car as they left the building.

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PILLSBURY SHOWCASED THE DELICIOUS SCENT OF CINNAMON ROLLS IN AUDITORIUMS

USA: Pillsbury treated Screenvision Media moviegoers to the smells of Christmas in select theaters across the country. “Dry air” technology released the custom Pillsbury sweet roll scent without sprays, aerosols, or heated oils, creating a sensory driven brand experience in select auditoriums. Special “Sweet Rolls” theaters were outfitted with additional branded collateral to keep Pillsbury top of mind with moviegoers throughout the experience.

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GOOGLE – DIM THE LIGHTS INTEGRATED BUMPER

Australia: To showcase the functionality of the Google Home Hub, Google undertook an
integrated bumper campaign with Cinema Advertising company Val Morgan. A 30” TVC was played towards the end of the Val Morgan preshow, with a 5” bumper in the Premium Position spot to cue the lights dimming. The lights also dimmed once the command was given.  

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MENTOS – SPIDERMAN: THE AMAZING CINEMA AD

Japan: SAWA member Cine-bridge launched a cinema first using the unique technology of Projection Mapping in addition to the regular TV-CM, Vine and Twitter for the new flavour of Mentos.

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IN 2019, HYUNDAI MADE SERIOUS IMPACT AS A STAR OF THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

USA: Hyundai asked actors, producers and directors, their signature question, “What Drives You?,” prompting A-list talent to speak about their personal motivations and passions. Hyundai provided a premium lounge environment, complete with extensive Hyundai branding elements. Guests were happy to stay awhile thanks to fun, interactive experiences. Digital interviews, social posts and custom content amplified Hyundai’s sponsorship and unique presence within the lounge to consumers and moviegoers across the nation

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PLAYSTATION UTILIZES CINEMA AS LAUNCH VEHICLE FOR ITS EXCLUSIVE TITLE “DAYS GONE”

Digital Cinema Media (DCM), United Kingdom: PlayStation identified that ‘exclusive games’ is the most significant driver for console purchase amongst its core audience and to maintain its market-leading position within a highly competitive gaming market it needed to continue promoting the breadth and quality of games available ‘Only on Playstation’. Ahead of the release of its exclusive title Days Gone, PlayStation wanted to associate the game with other recent exclusives to help achieve their sales targets.

Cinema was the launch channel for the campaign and critical to delivering impact and awareness amongst its core gaming audience, with online video and DOOH coming in later.

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“Halifax Makes it Happen” Cinema Campaign

Digital Cinema Media (DCM), United Kingdom: The banking market has changed dramatically over the last 10 years. The introduction of innovative ‘fintech’ brands (e.g. Monzo, Starling, N26) has fueled competition, giving consumers more control, easier access and ultimately a greater pool of providers to choose from. In order to retain and attract customers, Halifax wanted to strengthen its emotional connection with consumers and ensure the bank continued to stay relevant and ultimately drive trust and consideration for its various products.

In an industry first, ScreenX, Cineworld’s latest technological innovation, enabled the bank to maximize, stand out, and immerse audiences further. Halifax worked with DCM Studios to modify its existing advert to 270 degrees, allowing slinky to climb, jump, and spring across all three screens.

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