It's looking like Chipotle has scored big with a new mobile campaign centered on YouTube video and mobile game.
As Venture Beat reports, Chipotle and Moonbot Studios produced an animated film and mobile game as part of its overall "Food with Integrity" campaign.
Here's the thing: As a branding initiative, it's generating boffo results. In its first two weeks, the YouTube video saw 6.5 million views. And within four days of the mobile game's release on the App Store, it was downloaded 250,000 times, making it the top 15 free iOS apps in the U.S.
According to VentureBeat, with success like this, other brands will take notice and start creating their own branded games.
But as I write in my book THE ON-DEMAND BRAND, this has been going on for some time, as I take an in-depth look at how Coca-Cola, Burger King, Axe, Dove a growing number of major B2C (and B2B) brands have been doing some very serious business with branded games.
And while VentureBeat credits the fact that there's no overt selling in the Chipotle game, which is being praised for its production values, I think the game is more powerful than just that. In my view, the reason it was worth... Read more
Longtime readers know I dig 3D projection mapping - and have put it to use for clients.
And I have to say, this demonstration video adds some serious WOW. It's called "Box," and it comes from San Francisco-based design & engineering firm Bot & Dolly. And it's a fantastic demonstration on taking 3D projection mapping to a whole new level by integrating 3D computer graphics, robotics and an actor.
Just think of the application outdoors, in-stores, in-concert or anywhere you want to create a wow moment with consumers.
According to io9, this was all taken in one shot, and captured entirely in-camera (ie, no post-production touch-up).
Read more about the initiative here. And then ask yourself: How might your brand or clients put this kind of tech?