Wonga tells ‘unscripted’ story of customers with 30-minute documentary

Wonga tells ‘unscripted’ story of customers with 30-minute documentary

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Jc-KV0AgkY In its struggle to dispel controversy around the payday loan sector, Wonga has created a film featuring 12 of its customers who it claims have spoken unscripted about a part of their lives that required them to take out a Wonga loan. Gary Tarn, the BAFTA-nominated director behind documentaries Black Sun and The Prophet, […]

Tesco to scan customers’ faces in ad-targeting scheme

Tesco to scan customers’ faces in ad-targeting scheme

Tesco is set to install hundreds of screens that will scan people’s faces as they queue at tills, which will determine their age and gender, to deliver tailored ads. The scheme will be delivered by Lord Alan Sugar’s company Amscreen, in a five-year deal that will roll out 450 of the “OptimEyes” system in Tesco […]

M&S runs Christmas teaser campaign

M&S runs Christmas teaser campaign

Marks & Spencer is running a social media campaign to build anticipation for its ‘Alice in Wonderland’-themed Christmas ad, which revives its ‘Magic & Sparkle’ strapline and stars Helena Bonham-Carter. The retailer is running a teaser clip of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley chasing after a Scottie dog, before falling down an ‘Alice in Wonderland’-style hole, on its […]

Wretch 32 stars in campaign for rail safety by National Rail

Wretch 32 stars in campaign for rail safety by National Rail

Network Rail has unveiled a film and online game – ‘Track Tests’ –with rapper, Wretch 32, and spoken word performer, George the Poet, which looks to stop death and accidents on the tracks. Created by M&C Saatchi, the campaign sees a series of tests highlighting the difficulty of hearing approaching trains to see if the […]

Facebook users ‘witness a stabbing’ with Red Cross app

Facebook users ‘witness a stabbing’ with Red Cross app

The British Red Cross has launched an app that lets users witness a knife attack on a bus, using Facebook data to personalise an online film. The charity’s ‘Witness’ app integrates with a viewer’s Facebook account and inserts information from their profile into the film, which features a young man being stabbed on a night […]

MTV launches online prank campaign

MTV launches online prank campaign

MTV UK has launched an online prank campaign that tricks viewers into thinking they are chatting live in a webcam forum to people from the latest series of ‘Catfish’. The second series of ‘Catfish’ begins on 2 September and follows the stories of couples who have fallen in love online without ever meeting each other […]

Audi launches user-generated 3D microsite

Audi launches user-generated 3D microsite

Audi Germany has launched a real-time interactive microsite that turns user-generated content on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram into a 3D visualization of the latest Audi R8. Razorfish Germany and the creative production company Minivegas were asked to create an engaging web experience that would both find out more about Audi’s fans and thank them for […]