Nokia Challenges The UK To A Game of #iSpy

Maddie Cotterill

Nokia has turned to digital outdoor in a UK media first, creating a UK wide interactive game of #iSpy, powered by the social media platform Twitter.

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The campaign uses Ocean Outdoor’s network of digital outdoor screens to showcase the superior photographic and zoom capabilities of the Nokia 1020 smart phone.

Activity includes domination of Ocean’s Eat Street screen at London’s Westfield Centre on February 8 and 9 when people will be invited to guess the names of a series of notable landmarks and sites featured on the full motion screen.

The digital #iSpy game, which was created by Twitter, won one of the top prizes in Ocean’s annual Art of Outdoor competition which challenges brands and agencies to push the boundaries of digital outdoor.

In collaboration with Westfield, a programme of screen and large scale media domination has been donated as part of the prize.

Live tweets broadcast on Ocean’s full motion Eat Street screen offer clues to a series of famous pictured locations. Players can use their mobiles to guess the object via their Twitter account, with selected online Tweets featured on the screen as they are made. More than 75 per cent of UK Twitter users are active on mobile.

Pictures of locations use the Nokia zoom function to hone in on the featured sites, helping players with their guesses. Those who answer correctly have a chance to win a Nokia 1020.

Darryl Mckay from Nokia said “Our modern take on one of the world’s most popular games is a highly creative and clever way for us to communicate the social functionality and technical innovation of the Nokia 1020. This campaign allows us to put the product in people’s hands at scale, literally showing the zoom.”

Bill Giouroukos, Westfield’s Director of Operations and one of the Ocean judges, said “Westfield’s media partnership with Ocean is once again adding a new dimension to the shopper experience. Westfield is a big believer in the role technology is playing in people’s daily lives particularly when it allows brands to engage directly with our customers in such clever and unexpected ways. With over 27 million visitors to Westfield London last year, brands are taking advantage of this reach and creating bespoke feature activity specifically for our customers.”

To build momentum and awareness, Nokia’s #iSpy game was trialled across Ocean’s Grid network in six UK cities earlier this week.

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