Furry friends-feeder wins $100k oOh! campaign

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Animal lovers may soon find their new best furry friend through an innovative retail campaign, thanks to Nestlé Purina, the winners of oOh!media’s Excite competition.

oOh! challenged New Zealand agencies and advertisers to create interactive and engaging ways to use the new Excite retail panels. Purina and Mediacom came up with the Perfect Match, which will see the development of an innovative tool that helps match shoppers with shelter animals.

Purina and Mediacom were awarded the winning prize of $100,000 worth of oOh! ’s retail digital media for their pet adoption matching campaign idea.

“The campaign topped a field of 36 entries from across New Zealand seeking to demonstrate how the interactivity of oOh!’s Excite retail panels can engage shoppers in new and creative ways,” said oOh! New Zealand GM Adam McGregor.

“The Purina Perfect Match idea was a clear winner because it was extremely engaging and highly interactive. It also makes great use of the environment, opens dialogue with a wide audience and deepens consumers’ relationships with Purina.

“The campaign shows full-spectrum thinking and links a clever creative hook with strong interaction and amplification.”

“It brings to life a global vision at a local level, fully utilises oOh!’s retail network and integrates seamlessly with social media.”

Chairman of judges Derek Lindsey from OMANZ said: “The campaign shows full-spectrum thinking and links a clever creative hook with strong interaction and amplification making the best use of the audience dwell time.

“The judges were also impressed by the extension of the campaign beyond the Excite panels to full motion ShopaLive panels and Evoke large format sites as well as with social media which will enable animal lovers to see pets available for adoption in their local area.”

Weta Workshop NZ head of media & comms Nigel Corbett said the entries submitted showed how compelling interactive Out Of Home had become.

“The age of interruption advertising is dying,” Corbett said. “We can skip TV ads and watch Netflix and stuff like that and it is the same with digital and online, where you have ad blockers. So I think to entice people and talk with them on a one-to-one basis with oOh!’s technology and screens is absolutely fantastic.”

The judges
The judging panel included Avalon Group ceo Ryf Quail, and oOh! CMO Michaela Chan.

About oOh!media
oOh! is a leading operator in Australia and New Zealand’s fast-growing Out Of Home advertising industry. We create deep engagement between people and brands through Unmissable location-based media solutions. Our diverse New Zealand portfolio of classic and dynamic signs stretches across retail and universities. We combine this extensive reach with sophisticated data, industry leading insights and world leading digital innovation, integrating our physical inventory with social and mobile online channels to provide clients with greater connections with consumers.

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