SMP were entrusted with one of the biggest campaigns in Microsoft's history; the launch of their new OS, Window's Vista, in UK.
Microsoft wanted to get consumers to engage in real time with Vista focusing on the 5 key benefit areas, film, music, gaming, digital memories and communication.
Stage 1: To incentivise the maximum number of consumers to go online and watch Vista demos.
Stage 2: To take Window's Vista to as many business and home consumers as possible, inviting them to experience it live.
Stage 1: Pre-launch a 2.5 tonne ice sculpture of the word WOW was erected in Covent Garden, visitors who entered a correct code could win a Vista loaded laptop. Online, consumers were driven to the Vista website by external media watched up to 6 demos and entered a draw to win one of several WOW money can't buy prizes. Once they had viewed 3 demos consumers were entered into the 'Ultimate WOW' draw to "see the world's best Vistas from the world's best windows". Stage 2: At major airports and the UK's top 9 shopping precincts consumers were invited to get hands on with Vista
Actual figures are embargoed by Microsoft confidentiality policy.
The UK online promotion achieved more entries than all the worldwide local launches combined.
Over 9 million consumers saw Window's Vista as they travelled and shopped. Over 400,000 consumers interacted with Vista at business airports and precincts.
We gained an amazing 100% compliance with the 'text and win' promotion in each of the UK's top technology retailers. And all the prizes, with a total value in excess of £100,000, were sourced at no cost to Microsoft.
Talk to and engage with consumers when they are in the right frame of mind, the right place at the right time