Screenreach, Ocean Outdoor and swiftcover.com go extra mile with interactive driving game

Screenreach Interactive and Ocean Outdoor are facilitating insurance provider swiftcover.com’s debut interactive digital campaign with an interactive, motion controlled multiplayer driving game.

The innovative campaign, which is revealed on Ocean Outdoor’s Eat Street site at Westfield London on October 12, was booked through Spark.

The game allows drivers to compete against each other using Screenreach’s Screach app which allows two way, real time interactions between a smart device and content on other platforms, in this instance, the large format screen. The game is motion controlled, triggering the user’s on-screen car when a steering motion is made with the smart device.

Shoppers interact with the driving game by downloading the Screach application to their smart device and entering code ‘60’ into the keypad. Their device then turns into a controller for the on screen content. Participants can select from a number of car models and colours before making their way along the race route, competing against other users simultaneously. Called the 60 Second Challenge, the drive simulates America’s famous Route 66, allowing users to collect swiftcover.com tokens along the way.

Paul Rawlings, CEO of Screenreach Interactive said: “swiftcover.com is using Screach to deliver something truly innovative to its consumers. By converging these two media platforms and using our motion control and multiplayer functionality they are really going that extra mile to capture the imagination of consumers.”

Amanda Edwards, swiftcover.com Senior Marketing Manager, said: “Once again, Swiftcover breaks with traditional forms of insurance advertising. This campaign allows us to interact nicely with our target audience, albeit in a very different environment and using a game format which absolutely resonates with the sentiments of the Get a Life campaign.”

Tim Bleakley, CEO of Ocean Outdoor said: “This imaginative and highly relevant outdoor campaign shows how well digital out of home advertising harnesses edgy technologies and clever content to deliver something a little bit different.”

By connecting to the app through Facebook, users can have their Facebook profile image featured on the large format Eat Street digital screen and post news of their activity to their Facebook profile. Profiling features will also enable swiftcover.com to learn more about its consumers and how they interact with the brand.

About Ocean Outdoor
Founded in 2005 and backed by private equity firm Smedvig Capital, Ocean Outdoor www.oceanoutdoor.com is the UK’s leading specialist out-of-home advertising company, with an unrivalled portfolio of large format digital screens, banner and landmark advertising sites.

Ocean’s portfolio is focused in London and the key UK cities of Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. It includes: Britain’s largest advertising site at London’s IMAX; the Two Towers, which dominates the main arterial corridor of London’s A4; the Liverpool media wall, and the UK’s largest full-motion advertising site opposite Liverpool’s Lime Street Station. In addition, Ocean has the exclusive rights for the largest urban shopping mall in Europe, Westfield London, which has over 23 million shoppers with spending power nearing £1billion.

About Screenreach Interactive
Screenreach Interactive, a UK based tech start-up has already raised over $1.2m in seed Angel funding since it was established in Summer 2010. Screenreach Interactive’s product, the Screach app, is a unique interactive digital media platform that allows anyone to create real-time, two way interactive experiences between a smart device (through the Screach app) and content on other platforms, or just within the mobile device itself. Use of the platform can be achieved through the Screach application or by embedding the Screach SDK.

You can find more information at www.screenreach.com

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Source: Screenreach Interactive