Ream Demnati, Outdoor Consultant at Out of Home International worked on a proposal with branding experts TMP Worldwide and Peloton Design to create a tightly targeted Out-of-home billboard campaign to showcase the custom QR code in the design of The Clifton Suspension Bridge, the symbol of the city of Bristol.
The billboards will feature in Birmingham New Street station and Paddington for six weeks. Out of Home International and TMP Worldwide specifically chose: –
- Birmingham New Street Station to feature six sheets as the University receives a high number of applications from prospective students in the West Midlands
- London Paddington station to feature a 48 sheet dominating the station as the University wished to target the diverse audience that travels through the station in their thousands
The QR code offers an interactive experience, and when scanned directs the user to an exclusive section of the University of Bristol’s website offering information on the location, the people and the institution itself.
David Alder, Director of Communications and Marketing at the University of Bristol said: “As one of the most highly sought after universities in the UK, it was important to ensure people knew that we were now able to offer a small number of additional places for study. We regularly have to turn away a significant number of high-achieving individuals due to the huge competition for places at Bristol and so getting this message out there was very important”.
He added “It was also important that whatever we did to get the message out there had to live up to the extremely high academic standards and overall world-class reputation of the University – hence the rather clever use of QR code in the design creative and the use of the design out of doors, meaning that more people could actually interact with it and discover what the ad is trying to get across. We’re aware that this is pushing the boundaries a bit in terms of how QR code can be used, and we’re pretty excited. We hope people like it.”