Charter Tourist Agency: Snowballs

Play snowballs with billboard! In the Urals snow stays for half- year. Naturally, people get tired of it and dream of holidays in warm countries. In outdoor advertising of tourist agency “Charter” snow helped Ural people move far from snow. One had to choose a country shown on the board, hit it with snowball and take a picture of successful throw. The picture gave a discount for the trip to the chosen country. The news about playing snowballs with outdoor advertising appeared in many local media. Several hundred of accurate townspeople went on holidays. During a month of off-season promotion the number of “Charter” clients exceeded the figure of peak season.

Advertising Agency: Voskhod, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Creative Director: Andrey Gubaydullin
Art Director: Vladislav Derevyannykh
Copywriters: Evgeny Primachenko, Aleksandr Parkhomenko
Illustrators: Yana Akhmetshina, Dmitry Maslakov
Published: March 2011

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7 comments

SF's picture
SF
122 pencils

ermm... are u just hitting a board? but i'd do it for 9.9% discount.

artyduran's picture
artyduran
1356 pencils

Simple and great idea.

morse's picture
morse
15117 pencils

Well done. Simple and great indeed.

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atb2005's picture
atb2005
13567 pencils

How is this a great idea?? Look how many times the billboard has been hit (pic 2). I could take a pic of another person's hit.. Makes no sense, and it's hardly entertaining.

This is the first time I've been disappointed by Voskhod.

Evgeny Primachenko's picture
Evgeny Primachenko
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Hello. The thing is that we actually even wanted some people to take a pic of another person's hit. Late winter is a dead season for tourist agencies in Russia and almost every company gives a reduction of 10% to the consumers. Our discount is not unique. The problem is that even with this kind of offer Russian people don't like to fly somewhere during winter. So we needed to make the process of taking the discount more fun. And believe me - playing snowballs is pretty damn fun thing to do :)
Anyway, thank you for the opinion.

artyduran's picture
artyduran
1356 pencils

Even if you take a picture of someone else's hit, you're already interacting with the advertisement. Therefore, it works.

notanugget's picture
notanugget
135 pencils

Yes, exactly.

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