Augmented advertising is becoming more readily available for advertisers to use, and the technology and tools used to create it are now made available through both Facebook and Snapchat. We chose to utilise Snapchat as the platform of choice and worked closely with the team at TAFE Queensland to develop a Snapchat lens that empowered the possibilities of augmented reality, excited and engaged a young audience while still generating brand recall.
The Snapchat lens has the ability to turn the average selfie into a whole new world of possibilities, overlaying effects and animation to the user’s face and surroundings. We built the execution around the concept of the user becoming a fortune teller, looking back through the phone screen at its user and ready to predict its future… career!
The final part of the strategy was to reinforce the brand and drive direct response. We did this by retargeting anyone in the Snapchat feed who had engaged with the lens using a variety of vertical, 10 second industry videos. The outcome was a 12.2% swipe up (click through) rate, far exceeding benchmark.
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Kate Creevey, Senior Digital Campaign Officer
Value share for Passage to India for the campaign period was the highest in history. Sales increased nationally as a direct result of the television campaign. Feature product sales from the warehouse tripled during the campaign period. Key competitive share during the same period reduced significantly.