The brief stemmed from Melbourne's uniqueness it's unlike other Australian destinations.
Instead of landmarks and beaches, it's a patchwork of hundreds of little experiences. These take
time to discover. The objective was to find a means of letting people explore this depth first hand.
Melbourne has a history of producing successful television advertising campaigns. The aim was to
move on from this. Any idea had to be a new way of showing off the city that also still reinforced
Melbourne's position as the cultural capital of Australia. Our target was cultural opinion leaders
domestically and new visitors internationally.
The execution was something that a city tourist board had never attempted allowing people to
see a city as it really is, live and interactive for 5 days straight. And since Melbourne is about the
hundreds of small hidden things cafes, pop ups, shops and galleries - this idea allowed us to
truly let people explore, spend time and get a feel of the city, before they got on a plane.
Melbourne is also constantly changing cultural landscape, so this idea allowed us to be reactive
on a minute-by-minute basis, uncovering new things as our audience driven travel stories
Describe the creative solution to the brief/objective.
For five days, we created a real-time live streaming web experience a virtual window on the city.
Part TV show, part interactive video, we seamlessly combined Googlemaps, live stream, Twitter,
Facebook, Instagram and Foursquare to totally immerse viewers into the urban environment.
Our Remote Control Tourists became the eyes and ears of our audience. With cameras and GPS
they performed almost 3000 direct requests from users everything from tasting tacos to trying
on dresses. We even facilitated a successful marriage proposal. The ultimate campaign objective
- to build the World's first crowdsourced city guide.
Describe the results in as much detail as possible.
In just five days over our We generated over 43 million social media impressions and were seen
by estimated global audience of 150 million people. We had users from 158 countries and 3888
cities interact with us directly.
Our Tourists themselves carried out almost 3000 unique requests for users everything from
trying on dresses to tasting tacos. We even facilitated a successful marriage proposal. We also
trended nationally on Twitter, with positive sentiment toward Melbourne rising to 96%.