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Standard Chartered Bank: My Majlis Social media game

The Challenge: Standard Chartered Bank wanted to promote their credit card benefits during the month of Ramadan.

The Opportunity: Rather than feeding people the same old clichés, we cut through the clutter of Ramadan advertising by tapping into the social aspect of the season. We chose to engage – not advertise.

The Idea: My Majlis is the world’s first game that brings the ‘Majlis’ or Ramadan tent experience to life. The game mirrors the real world ‘Majlis’ experience, bringing family and friends together virtually to relax and socialize. Fans create their own ‘Majlis’ or tent, purchase furniture, decorate and invite guests to visit, all using Standard Chartered credit cards. The most popular ‘Majlis’ rated by guests wins ‘Majlis’ experiences in real life.

The Results: In just 4 weeks, more than 15,277 fans played My Majlis, on average spending over 7 minutes per visit playing the game. The most popular ‘Majlis’ (with an impressive 2,006 guests) took home the big Eid getaway weekend prize! Not only did consumers share a social experience that was relevant to them, they also learned about the benefits of Standard Chartered cards through gameplay. In just a few weeks, Standard Chartered went from being just another bank to becoming the most socially engaged bank in the United Arab Emirates, with clear product benefits.

Advertising Agency: TBWA\RAAD, Dubai, UAE
Head of Digital: Preethi Mariappan
Sr. Digital Art Director: Rafael Guida
Art Director: Rabih Najjar
Copywriter: Sajid Dadarkar
Graphics & Motion Designer: Balazs Szabo
Sr. Flash Developer: Sarabjeet Singh
Technical Lead: Navin Chauhan
Sr. Creative Director: Malek Atassi
Account Director: Ian Carvalho

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4 comments

morse's picture
morse
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Sims in Arabia? It's nice.

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thedesignaddict
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Smart, timely and relevant.

jackblack's picture
jackblack
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Well done.

nautylus's picture
nautylus
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any idea on the reach? and how about how many actual "buyers" ? percentage? these facts are really interesting to know to judge this new trend in this part of the world.

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