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World’s Biggest Signpost

Issue 16 | September 2010

Agency

Farfar, Stockholm Sweden

Creative Team

Executive Creative Director: Jon Dranger; Creative Director: Erik Norin; Copywriter: Carl Fredrik Jannerfeldt; Art Director: Tomas Jonsson; Creative President: Matias Palm Jensen; Head of Strategy, Isobar: Niku Banaie

Production Team

Flash: Robert Jarvi, Bjorn Uppeke, Mikael Ring; Mobile Application Production: Starcut; Event Production: Mission; Strategy: Isobar; Programming: David Looberger

Other Credits

Account Directors: Marten Forslund/Christian Nord; Account Managers: Marie Persson/Louise Stenborg/Ulrika Hojgard

Date

2010

Background

The objective was to raise awareness and increase the use of Nokia's navigation services, both on handsets and online. The strategy was to get people to actually start thinking about navigation, and especially navigation on phones.

Idea

Nokia doesn't create content. Nokia is an enabler for others to create and share content. With that in mind, a giant signpost, 50 metres high, was built near Tower Bridge in London. People could submit a location to the signpost through text messages or by dropping a pin on the online map and within moments the signpost swivelled to display the direction and distance to that location.

The signpost and Nokia's navigation service were integrated, so everyone who interacted with the campaign also interacted with the product, helping achieve the main objectives: trial and increased use.

Results

Due to the massive response, a "two-queue" system was implemented where the SMS entries were given priority while the online entries were shown when possible. Every slot during the two week period was filled with SMS entries and entries from the online map. A third of those who interacted with the campaign continued using Nokia's navigation services. And the amount of users of Nokia's navigation services increased 129%. In some markets, visits to the campaign website exceeded targets by 1500% and visits to product pages (point of sale) soared 270% over targets in the major markets.

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