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DONTDRINKEXPLORE.COM: A JOURNEY INTO THE FIVE SENSES

A global digital campaign for the launch of the new METAXA 12 Stars

About

Α global digital campaign inviting people to embark on a journey of discovery into the five senses and the new METAXA 12 Stars. A chance to win the experience of a lifetime, joining the legendary explorer Mike Horn for 5 days in his adventures, at an unknown destination.

The goal

The goal was to create a thrilling interactive web experience, an actual digital exploration for all users, with the opportunity of the launch of the new METAXA 12 Stars: an iconic spirit with a distinctive, premium-style new bottle.

The idea

METAXA 12 Stars is not a drink. It’s senses. You don’t just drink it. You look at it. Listen to it. Sense it. Building on the initial campaign idea, whose film and prints were created by Satisfaction, a Brussels based creative bureau, we created an immersive, surprising experience to disrupt people’s daily routine and catch their attention by presenting them with micro moments of clarity. Then, we invite them to adopt a different way of thinking and being, doing what they’ve always wanted to do: explore, with METAXA 12 Stars as their ally and enabler.

Our approach was focused on extending the connection of METAXA 12 Stars and the human senses, creating wider connotations. We built on exploration as a way of living, thinking and being on digital and social media.

Senses Exploration

Employing state-of-the-art technology, www.dontdrinkexplore.com introduces and educates visitors on the exploration philosophy of the METAXA 12 Stars. The interactive web experience prioritizes smooth, cinematic transitions to offer visitors a unique journey of discovery through the five senses.

Showcasing METAXA 12 Stars

The exploration of the product begins through a video unveiling the bottle and moves deeper into the sensorial path, through images showcasing the product and the unique character of the spirit.

Fantastic mobile experience

A true explorer is always ready for the next, life-changing journey. Combining that insight with data-backed evidence that a large part of our audience prefer mobile devices to desktop, why we made sure www.dontdrinkexplore.com is fully responsive, mobile data-conscious and offers a smooth and immersive experience across all devices, several different mobile browsers and screen sizes.

A Global Digital Campaign

We opted for disruptive, tailor-made ads for every online media that was included in the campaign.

Το achieve this, a 3-phase idea was implemented:

During the “teasing” / early-launch phase of the campaign, we used a set of subtly-branded ads across all available digital mediums, betting on the surprise factor and making the ads more visible in the saturated eyes of the users.

Then, we continued our acquisition plan using a different set of ads, with clear and distinct branding this time, leveraging on the increased awareness that will have been built for the campaign.

During the last weeks, we employed another set of ads; this time focused on the strong contest part and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join a real-life explorer in his great journey.

Digital Press Room

Special creations command special presentation. We created a dedicated, elegant microsite for that very purpose. The Digital Press Room aimed to introduce the revamped spirit, as well as Mike Horn to the Press exclusively before the launch of dontdrinkexplore.com, providing them with rich content and the chance to embark on their own exploration into the world of METAXA 12 Stars.

SERVICES

Creative direction
Digital Campaign Design & Development
Listening & Monitoring
Performance Marketing
Social Media & Community Management
Strategic Planning
User Centric Design

LAUNCH DATE

October 2016
Webby Award Nominee 2017
ADVERTISING, MEDIA, & PR
Food & Beverage
FWA of the Day
November 21, 2016
Website of the day
November 26, 2016
Site of the Day
& Honorable Mention
November 17, 2016
EBGE award
in Promotional Websites
2017

So, what are you waiting for?