The ubiquitous profile of the bottle from this soft drink brand allows for minimal design to promote it’s latest offering. This roller-poster advertising fixture at a local train station featured a black stencil-like overlay of the soft drink bottle and pursed lips with a constantly changing coloured poster underneath. The changing poster fave the effect of pursed lips, a love heart and partially filled bottle.
On Melbourne’s metropolitan train network, interior and exterior advertising is becoming more prevalent. Needless to say that I was completely surprised when I entered the train and was assaulted the advertising for the new film by formerly-known-as-The Rock Dwayne Johnson.
Advertising inside a train seems to makes sense. Once inside the train, travellers become a captive audience as there’s no real means of escape from the confined space besides their devices, newspapers and their eventual exit at their desired train station.
The problem with The Rock wrap
The problem with The Rock wrap is that didn’t allow for an action (other than an increased awareness) to take place. Ideally, there should have been a provision for train travellers to book or pre-book tickets to the film or at least find out where the movie is a showing (possibly within their current location or nearest train station/exit point). Doing this would have closed the loop on the consumer experience.
Interesting design considerations when designing across the fold for an audience that may only see one part of the display.
Public promotional posters with the same black, red and gold colours and design affectation with a completely different messages. Interesting accidental design trend.
For Week 1’s 1.1 Good design homework for Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society, I was required to consider the artifacts I use regularly and then briefly explain why I love it.
I know the Coles Click & Collect service isn’t an artifact and it doesn’t really fit within the assignment brief like the Sipper lid, but it evoked a ‘I love this’ reaction from me (as required by the assignment brief) so I thought it would be okay.
I love how the user flow of this experience is incredibly smooth and simple. The busy consumer orders their groceries online and then picks them up from the Click & Collect locker on their way home as they stop to get fuel.
Click & Collect provides consumers with an extremely convenient experience where they only have to stop once. This convenience provides consumers with further evidence to never stray from the Coles Universe of essential products (groceries/food, liquor and fuel) and services (car insurance) by shopping anywhere else.
The location of Click & Collect lockers is another interesting thing about this service. It’s highly likely suburban locations deemed to be potentially lucrative has been determined through the analysis of data (shopping habits, amount spent, groceries bought) freely supplied by consumers through the use of their Coles loyalty card program.
An interesting and perhaps unexpected pushback from Twitter users in response to Red Bull’s June 2014 promotion/advertising campaign on Twitter. It took some time, but Red Bull’s marketing team eventually responded to the majority of people who responded unfavourably to the promotion. They didn’t respond to some of the more provocative tweets.
Advertisements about advertising on YouTube reinforced with some recommendations for seeing more videos from YouTube Advertisers. Interesting.
An uncommon sight. Advertising on the inside one of Melbourne’s Metro Trains. This could be a test for a possible revenue stream for the franchise operator of our suburban railway network. I’ve seen advertising on the outside of trains before, but never on the inside. This is new.
Also, the irony of an advertising campaign for Melbourne Airport on a train network that currently doesn’t and probably never will connect to the airport isn’t lost on me.
Something new. Advertising on the outside of Melbourne’s Metro Trains. An uncommon sight. This could be a test for a possible revenue stream for the franchise operator of our suburban railway network.