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 2018 “FEED OUR FUTURE” CAMPAIGN

SAWA Global Campaign: In 2018, a powerful global cinema advertising campaign aimed at stirring global cinema audiences into action to tackle global hunger, launched in cinemas across the world and on Facebook and Instagram, to coincide with the start of the annual United Nations General Assembly session in New York. The 60-second cinema advertisement was conceived by advertising legend Sir John Hegarty and The Garage Soho. It was directed by acclaimed film director Lynne Ramsay and produced by award-winning production company Somesuch & Co. 

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AD AWARENESS & CUT THROUGH RESEARCH

Val Morgan, Australia: Research on the role of cinema in a/v screen strategy highlights the importance of engagement and attention, challenging advertisers to think beyond reach and consider how ads are actually viewed day to day. The findings, by SAWA Member Val Morgan – Australia prove that cinema plays a more powerful role than ever, delivering significant impact on campaign effectiveness metrics. Uplifts of 156% in top of mind ad awareness and 66% in main message cut-through were measured amongst people exposed to campaigns in cinema in addition to online video and television.

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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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BRITISH GAS “TWO SIDES OF THE STORY”

Digital Cinema Media (DCM), United Kingdom: In June 2019, British Gas partnered with Carers UK to raise awareness and increase support for unpaid carers across Britain. To launch the partnership, a powerful short film was created as part of a broader ranging ‘Share That You Care’ campaign, encouraging carers to open up so that they can get the help they need.-The film ‘Two Sides of the Story’, focused on the hidden struggles that unpaid carers face, highlighting the relationship between unpaid carers and their closest friends.

The film utilised a split-screen format to highlight the difference between how the carers present themselves to others and how they actually feel on the inside.

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BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE FIRST EVER GLOBAL CINEMA AD #WEHAVEAPLAN

SAWA Global Cinema Advertising Association was a Global Founding Partner to Project Everyone which was founded on the principles of ending injustice, ending extreme poverty and fighting climate change. In preparation of the UN’s Global Goals announcement in September 2015, world renown ad agency, BBH and animation studio, Aardman joined forces to create the first global cinema campaign for worldwide release in Cinema. SAWA Cinema Advertising Company Members screened the ad Pro-Bono from September 25th 2015. The 60 second ad inspired the Cinema going audience to help share the Global Goals. The campagain’s aim was to make the Global Goals Famous by leveraging the power of the Cinema medium around the globe. 

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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