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BMW X2 Launch – Center BMW

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To celebrate the launch of the first-ever BMW X2 and all-new X3, Mirrored Media teamed up with Center BMW to present an exclusive launch event at their dealership in Sherman Oaks, CA. The launch gave guests a high-touch and low-pressure opportunity to learn more about, experience, and test drive these newest additions to the BMW fleet.

Mirrored Media worked with Center BMW to create a footprint on site that would allow easy access and flow for guests while not impeding the daily activity and functionality of the dealership.

On Saturday, March 24th, guests were invited to Center BMW to experience the the first ever X2 and all new X3.

Guests were greeted by friendly staff under a BMW-branded tent, where they had the ability to sign up to receive a $1000 certificate towards a new BMW in addition to a neighborhood drive in the X2 and/or X3. Everyone who signed up was given a BMW-branded backpack and a rechargeable battery pack. Automotive specialists were on hand to offer more information and assistance around the display vehicles and during the neighborhood drives. Guests were also invited to relax in a beautiful carpeted lounge and grab a plate of gourmet cuisine from inside the showroom.

This experience offered a wide variety of perks to attendees, including:

  • Catering provided by Le Pain Quotidien
  • Hint Water
  • Carpeted lounge with white modern furniture
  • Branded backpacks & rechargeable battery packs
  • Raffle to win a BMW M mountain bike
  • Floral decor and planters
  • BMW branded tablecloths, tents, and flags

Mirrored Media’s BMW Road to Coachella Campaign is an AME Awards finalist

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Mirrored Media is excited to announce that our BMW Road to Coachella campaign has been announced as a finalist in the automotive category of the AME Awards. The AME awards is the only award show to recognize excellence in advertising and marketing effectiveness on a global scale. AME Awards honors work that demonstrates ground-breaking solutions to challenging marketing problems across the globe. The competition is judged by top industry experts from all over the world. The first two rounds of judging is divided by region. This allows all entries to be reviewed in its social, economic, and cultural context to determine the Shortlist and Medalists. Winning campaigns address a challenge in the marketplace, with the creation of a thorough marketing plan to deliver a successful execution, and utilizing outstanding creative elements; they exhibit specific objectives accomplished through creative execution and strategic planning.

Below is more information on the AME awards and our fellow finalists.

“Since 1994, the AME Awards has honored campaigns from around that globe that are not only creative, but successfully demonstrate innovative solutions to challenging marketing problems. This year’s standout Shortlisted entries represent ground-breaking creative work that has achieved measurable results on behalf of the brand,” said Michael Demetriades, President and Executive Director of the AME Awards.

2018’s Shortlisted entries submitted from creative agencies around the globe boosted brand awareness and achieved exemplary results utilizing a robust number of strategies including guerilla marketing, branded entertainment, social marketing, sponsorships and promotions and cause marketing. To view the complete 2018 Shortlist please visit: https://www.ameawards.com/finalist-page.

Innovative ideas placed brands out front and helped achieve measurable market share including such cutting-edge tactics as a talking store, snow tweets in the Alps, and tattoo ink created from motorcycle burn-out carbon. Brave New World Communications Pvt. Ltd. India’s Shortlisted campaign’s “THE HEART OF THE HIGHWAY – The World’s First Talking Store” for client The Roadster Life Co. featured a talking store, with a unique first-person voice, that reached out to shoppers creating the effect of personal interaction delivered by interactive in-store tech including custom software, digital façade, interactive and multiTaction touch screens, augmented reality green-screen, immersive VR and virtual shopping screens. Results included a 70% revenue spike in high-value apparel categories.

Heimat Werbeagentur GmHB “Snowdrawings” for Swisscom, sponsor of the Swiss Ski team, wanted to be more than a logo and create a benefit for ski fans and showcase their extensive network. The telecommunications provider utilized a remote cheering app that allowed fans to send supporting tweets to the ski team and have them written next to the race track in the snowy slopes of the Alps. The tweets were visible for 2 miles and were created using automated snow blower-bots. Results—26 million impressions, 4 million video views and over 20 km of written messages in the snow.

Team One Los Angeles, “Inking Our Mark on Motorcycle Culture” regained market share for Indian Motorcycles by leveraging a brand-first lifestyle media partnership and the world’s-first tattoo production technique formulated from the burn-out carbon from Motocross legend Carey Hart’s Indian Motorcycle. The process of making the ink and tattooing Carey were presented in a video along with a six-page custom print advertorial for Inked and offering a limited-edition run of Indian Motorcycle Ink™ in select biker-focused tattoo parlors nationwide resulted in the ink being sold out in a week. With zero paid traffic to Indian’s website, the results include 82% new visitors who spent an average 59% more time and visited 7% more pages than other visitors in the same period reinforcing success in generating qualified conquest leads. Indian went from 7th to 2nd most purchased motorcycle brand in the U.S.

Branded Entertainment repositioned brands and increased brand affinity, Shortlisted entries include Zulu Alpha Kilo Canada’s campaign “Common Ground” for their docu-series that followed riders from around the globe on a trip across Canada for Harley-Davidson Canada. Discovery Channel picked up the series as a primetime special, increasing Harley’s market share. PHD China’s “Panamera O2O Brand Repositioning” for client Porsche re-launched the Panamera through an integrated sponsorship with the immensely popular series “Ode to Joy” making it better-aligned government and cultural climate and consumer needs and wants. Starcom Saudi Arabia’s “ALJ Toyota After Sales” for client ALJ Toyota created an animated web series for YouTube portraying the day-to-day life of a Saudi citizen. The film showcased ALJ after sale and maintenance services resulting in 94% change in brand perception with 49% increase in service appointments.

HBO Multicultural Marketing “The HeLa Project” was launched as a lead up to the premiere of HBO’s film, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” The multi-day, multi-city, multi-media, travelling art installation consisted of a unique, impactful collective of artisans and thought-leaders from the African-American community. Touring activation resulted in 182 million media impressions. Oprah, the film’s star, promoted the film through promotional channels, including her social media accounts, a promotional press tour that included the cover of an Essence cover and hosting a junket for black female journalists (#blackgirlmagic), and show appearances. Over 6,500 guests attended, 77% of guests were more likely to watch “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”.

Campaigns created to raise awareness for causes, or social and civic issues advanced. Shortlisted campaigns include: Dentsu Jayme Syfu Philippines guerilla campaign “Dead Whale” for client Greenpeace. The agency mounted a 73-foot decomposing “Dead Whale” installation on the shores of one of the most polluted cities in the Philippines during the 2017 ASEAN Summit. When examined closer, the whale was made entirely of plastic wastes collected from the ocean. The results—over 100 million impressions internationally and it caught the attention of ASEAN leaders, which put Coastal and Marine Protection in the proposal for the next Summit. Heimat Werbeagentur GmHB Germany’s Shortlisted campaign “A New Way of Thinking” for Free Democrats created a game-changing election campaign to reach and activate young voters and bridging the gap between the Liberal party and the voters. The digital campaign resulted in a comeback for the Liberal party.

Entries utilizing Sponsorships raised awareness for brands and connected them with target audiences. Shortlisted entries include: QIYI China’s “Rising! Chinese Hip-hop” for client McDonald’s China connected McDonald’s with millennials via food and music creating The Rap of China, the first internet-based hip-hop contest. Havas San Francisco “Citrix & Red Bull Racing: This Is How the Future Works” for client Citrix. The campaign repositioned Citrix as a thought leader in the future of work, leveraging their high-profile partnership with the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team and showcasing what Citrix can bring to any IT customer relationship. GMR Marketing “Lincoln Financial Group Presents: The Game Plan” for client Lincoln Financial leveraged their Philadelphia Eagles partnership to showcase best practices for financial planning by following a day in the life of players and illustrating that Lincoln Financial is a partner who will help them take charge of their financial future.

Social platforms created buzz for brands resulting in measurable gains in market share along with Shortlist status. Grabarz & Partner Werbeagentur GmbH Germany’s “Laughing Horses” Volkswagen showcased the product benefits of the Trailer Assist, illustrating the stress of parking while someone is watching. This funny social video featuring laughing horses mocking a frustrated driver trying to park his trailer became the best performing German Volkswagen video with 40 million views. Other Shortlisted entries include: Team One USA “Platforms of Expression for a Shareworthy Life” for Lexus IS; TBWA\ Singapore “Justice Bao and The Missing Travel Insurance” for Singapore Tourism Board; Saudi Ministry of Health “Diabetes Monster” for Diabetes McCann New York “The Sound of Priceless” Mastercard; Al Jazeera Qatar “#DemandPressFreedom by Al Jazeera” for www.aljazeera.com; Brave New World Communications Pvt. Ltd. India “Once Upon a Highway” The Roadster Life Co.; and Mediacorp PTE Ltd. “Letter to My Son” for Mediacorp.

Campaigns for automotive brands drove consumer engagement and gained traction for the brand.   Agencies Shortlisted include Grabarz & Partner Werbeagentur GmbH “Laughing Horse” for Volkswagen; Socialize United Arab Emirates “Meet Kamal: The World’s Best Auto Salesman” for Mercedes-Benz; Mirrored Media “Road to Coachella” for BMW.

The medal round is underway and AME’s Grand Jury awards Gold, Silver, and Bronze to the highest scoring entries through two rounds of regional judging to ensure scoring accounts for cultural and economic relevance. Gold-winning work from all regions is judged by the full international Grand Jury to determine a Platinum Award for each of the five regions (North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East & Africa and Asia Pacific) and the International Grand AME Award.

To view the complete 2018 AME Awards Shortlist, please visit: HERE

About the AME Awards® for Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness™: Founded in 1994, the AME Awards honors international work that demonstrates ground-breaking solutions to challenging marketing problems. To earn a coveted AME® Award, an entry must exhibit specific marketing goals and objectives accomplished through creative execution and strategic planning. Entries are judged by an international panel of top interactive and multidisciplinary marketers, media planners, strategy directors, social media experts, and creative directors.

Mirrored Media Wins Summit International Emerging Media Awards for BMW Road to Coachella

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Mirrored Media is proud to announce that it has won a 2017 Summit International Emerging Media Award with BMW. This is the second year in a row that Mirrored Media has taken home an Emerging Media award.

2017 Emerging Media Awards:

BMW Road to Coachella: Emerging Media Award – Innovator – TV / Internet Video

About Road to Coachella: 

This first-of-its-kind partnership paired renowned composer and producer Hans Zimmer with BMW i to create an artistic and visually-inspiring content piece featuring an original score by Zimmer himself along with a cast of Coachella and influencer cameos. The concept was unique in that it gave BMW the opportunity to create an open dialogue with its target audience while also fostering a narrative around why BMW partnered with Coachella. The campaign told the story of the partnership while blending multiple forms of art including music, film, photography, and automobiles across multiple genres. The success of the campaign allowed BMW to focus on a new lifestyle line of marketing that has now changed the direction of its 2018 efforts going forward.

Emerging Media Awards Recognizing Visionaries in Our New Forms of Media
The Summit Emerging Media Award evolved through a need to recognize and celebrate creativity, innovation, and those pushing the bounds of creative excellence in all newer forms of emerging media. Traditionally, advertising has focused strictly on the big idea. Today, advertising needs to break new ground to keep up with the ever-changing pace. This
award recognizes communications that keep pace with our times through innovative use of new media. Compete on a global stage, with an international panel of judges and creative from all over
the world.This award is for the marketers, coders, designers, developers, innovators, visionaries and leaders in this exciting new realm of advertising.

Mirrored Media’s BMW Road to Coachella Wins AVA Digital Platinum Award

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Mirrored Media is honored to announce that our BMW Road to Coachella campaign has won a Platinum AVA Digital Award.

AVA Digital Awards honors the evolving ways and means that we engage our audiences through the creative convergence of digital arts, technology and information. The foundation for the Awards began in 1994 as a celebration of the audio-visual arts. Over the years, AVA’s categories changed to recognize the expanding role that digital media and the web were playing in the transfer of information. Now, through the internet and digital’s interactive capabilities, communication professionals are no longer just pushing their messages, they are responding to the user’s actions to provide information when, where and however they want it.

To see our award and the full list of winners click HERE.

Mirrored Media’s BMW Road to Coachella finalist for PR Daily’s 2017 Content Marketing Awards

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Mirrored Media is proud to announce that our BMW Road to Coachella campaign has been selected as a finalist for PR Daily’s 2017 Content Marketing Awards.

PR Daily’s 2017 Content Marketing Awards aimed to find organizations with big marketing goals and successful content. This year’s applicants include restaurants, health care organizations, financial institutions, tech giants, influencer marketing firms and more. Judges selected these finalists from more than 130 submissions to find the best campaigns and projects from around the world. Next, the judges will review this pool of finalists to name the category winners of PR Daily’s 2017 Content Marketing Awards. The PRDaily.com Special Edition announcing all the winners will be released on Dec. 18.

Influencer Content Marketing

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  • Social Influencer Program, American Public University System
  • Bluesmart Series 2 Influencer Campaign, Spark
  • Linqia and Wente Vineyards Launch Multi-Flight Influencer Marketing Program; Content Inspires 105,000 Audience Engagements, Linqia and Wente Vineyards
  • M Live Partners with Pokémaster to “Catch ’em All,” Marriott International Real-Time Marketing Command Center: M Live
  • “Bodies Revealed” Influencer Event, Liberty Science Center

BMW’s Premier Partner Experience Event at Southern California Edison

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In order to highlight BMW’s partnership and employee discount program with Southern California Edison, Mirrored Media teamed up with the automotive giant to present an exclusive activation for SCE team members at their Rosemead, CA location. The BMW Premier Partner Experience gave guests an opportunity to learn more about, and even test drive, the i Series, BMW’s line of hybrid/electric vehicles. With SCE’s continued efforts to develop renewable forms of energy and BMW i’s penchant for innovation and sustainability, these two were the perfect fit.

From 10am – 5pm, registered employees were able to stop by the activation, located on a large portion of the campus’ parking lot, and become fully immersed in the BMW i brand. Upon entering, guests were given BMW-branded reusable water bottles provided by S’well. They were greeted with the two primary models of the BMW i Series, the i8 and i3, on custom on-brand display platforms. Employees were invited to take a seat inside each car, while BMW brand ambassadors were on hand to offer more information and assistance. Guests were also invited to step into the photo booth, which featured a co-branded SCE/BMW step and repeat.

A large branded BMW semi truck provided a backdrop for the VIP lounge. Located adjacent to the truck, and covered by a large BMW canopy, this carpeted area featured several perks for employees to enjoy, including:

  • Donuts provided by Voodoo Donuts
  • Gourmet coffee bar
  • Hint water
  • Two TVs featuring looped branded content
  • White lounge furniture
  • Floral decor and planters
  • Sound system with music

The highlights of the activation were the three driving experiences. Guests had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of one of nine BMWs, including the i3, M2, M4 Convertible, X4, X5, 530e, or 7 Series, for an exclusive test drive in one of three scenarios:

  • Accel/Decel: Drivers accelerate rapidly then hit the brakes on a closed course
  • Slalom: Drivers hug tight corners between cones on a closed course
  • Neighborhood Drive: Drivers take the car for a spin around the neighborhood streets adjacent to the SCE campus

All cars were affixed with BMW Premier Partner Experience decals and BMW subsidiary MINI even provided several models for guests to drive in the neighborhood scenario.

MINI also had its own footprint within the space, providing a relaxing camping vibe with turf, lawn chairs, and a custom trailer. Additional perks included:  

  • Pressed juice courtesy of Juice Served Here
  • Branded mugs
  • Corn hole
  • Giant Connect 4

Mirrored Media Wins Two MarCom Awards for BMW’s Road to Coachella Campaign

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We are very proud to announce that Mirrored Media has been named a 2017 MarCom Award winner in two categories. MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. MarCom Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The international organization consists of several thousand creative professionals. The Association oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges and sets standards for excellence. Our influential BMW Road to Coachella campaign was awarded in both categories.

Awards:

BMW Road to Coachella: MarCom Awards – Gold –Digital Media | Web Video

BMW Road to Coachella: MarCom Awards  – Video & Film

About Road to Coachella: 

This first-of-its-kind partnership paired renowned composer and producer Hans Zimmer with BMW i to create an artistic and visually-inspiring content piece featuring an original score by Zimmer himself along with a cast of Coachella and influencer cameos. The concept was unique in that it gave BMW the opportunity to create an open dialogue with its target audience while also fostering a narrative around why BMW partnered with Coachella. The campaign told the story of the partnership while blending multiple forms of art including music, film, photography, and automobiles across multiple genres. The success of the campaign allowed BMW to focus on a new lifestyle line of marketing that has now changed the direction of its 2018 efforts going forward.

About MarCom Awards:

MarCom Awards recognizes outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of marketing and communication materials and programs. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR Firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers. Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. There were about 6500 entries from throughout the United States, Canada and 17 other countries. Winners are selected from over 300 categories in Print, Web, Video and Strategic Communications.
A list of Gold winners can be found on the MarCom Awards websites as www.marcomawards.com. MarCom is one of the oldest, largest and most respected creative competitions in the world. Winning a MarCom Award is highly sought after, peer recognition from the creative industry. MarCom winners range from huge international creative agencies and Fortune 500 companies to individual creative professionals.
MarCom is sponsored and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), a 23-year-old international organization consisting of creative professionals who contribute their unique talents to public service and community organizations. Over the past few years, AMCP has given over $250,000 in charitable contributions. 
 

Mirrored Media wins 2 Summit International Marketing Effectiveness Awards

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Mirrored Media wins 2 Summit International Marketing Effectiveness Awards

We are very proud to announce that Mirrored Media has been named a 2017 Summit International Marketing Effectiveness Award winner in two categories. The Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award (Summit MEA) allows advertising companies to demonstrate their ability to influence consumers’ knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs. The business of advertising is about creatively and effectively executing an advertiser’s goals, and the Summit MEA gives successful firms an opportunity to highlight their effectiveness. Our influential BMW Road to Coachella campaign was awarded in both categories.

Advertising and marketing firms face a number of barriers, including small budgets, product quality and pricing, selection, competition, distribution, geo-political and macroeconomic issues. The Marketing Effectiveness Award offers creatives an opportunity to present ways they have overcome barriers to deliver a successful campaign.

Awards:

BMW Road to Coachella: Summit Marketing Effectiveness – Best in Category – Online Advertising and Marketing

BMW Road to Coachella: Summit Marketing Effectiveness  – Video

About Road to Coachella: 

This first-of-its-kind partnership paired renowned composer and producer Hans Zimmer with BMW i to create an artistic and visually-inspiring content piece featuring an original score by Zimmer himself along with a cast of Coachella and influencer cameos. The concept was unique in that it gave BMW the opportunity to create an open dialogue with its target audience while also fostering a narrative around why BMW partnered with Coachella. The campaign told the story of the partnership while blending multiple forms of art including music, film, photography, and automobiles across multiple genres. The success of the campaign allowed BMW to focus on a new lifestyle line of marketing that has now changed the direction of its 2018 efforts going forward.

About Summit Awards:

The Summit Creative Award, Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award, and Summit Emerging Media Award are all piloted by the Summit International Awards, a US-based organization. The Summit Award is not tied to an advertiser, magazine, trade association, ad club or other outside influence. The Summit Awards is independent and international in its scope and focuses on identifying creative, superior, and effective marketing. It conducts impartial, ‘blind’ judging events and, once completed, recognizes, celebrates, and promotes creative, effective marketing on behalf of winning companies and individuals. Its judging process is impartial and free from outside influences. It withholds both the names of the judges and entrants throughout the entire evaluation process. Both judges’ and contestant’s names are withheld until after award-winning entries are selected. This anonymity shelters all involved from any vested interest that may attempt to influence the award’s outcome.

Summit Marketing Marketing Effectiveness Award – Over the past 24-years, the Summit Awards has established itself as one of the premier arbiters of creative and marketing excellence. Being recognized by the Summit Awards brings your company prestige and additional value, and we salute you. Winning provides validation of your work and functions as a respected industrywide critique. This honor can also aid in your efforts to attract new accounts; reinforce relationships with clients; reward employees, partners, and subcontractors; and motivate team members.

The Summit Marketing Effectiveness competition is based on the premise that the goal of marketing communications is to change, influence, or reinforce a target audience’s knowledge, attitudes, or beliefs. Using this premise as a basis for its judging criteria, the competition is a true arbiter of marketing communication effectiveness. When a submission achieves the goal of marketing communication effectiveness, judges recognize it with a silver and platinum-level wins. They granted this status to only 9% of the submissions in this year’s competition.

Mirrored Media Named 2017 OMMA Award Finalist in Two Categories for BMW

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We are proud to announce that Mirrored Media has been named a 2017 MediaPost OMMA Award Finalist in two categories. The OMMA Awards is an annual awards event that honors the best campaigns in Online Marketing Media and Advertising (OMMA) by agencies and advertisers that push the potential of digital advertising. Both categories awarded our BMW Road to Coachella campaign. 

OMMA Awards – ONLINE ADVERTISING CREATIVITY

BMW’s Road to Coachella

Precision and risk, artistry and adventure marked the Road to Coachella for BMW and acclaimed composer/ producer Hans Zimmer. From this unique partnership, an original branded content piece was created that synthesized music, art, design, and technology. Showcasing the brand’s i series designs through compelling visuals interspersed with rehearsal and sound stage footage featuring Zimmer’s original score and the work of Coachella artists, it earned over 33 million impressions. An influencer campaign generated 20.5 million impressions, and festival fans documented their own journey to Coachella.

OMMA Awards – ONLINE MARKETING

BMW’s Road to Coachella

The campaign promoting BMW’s partnership with Coachella fused together digital and social elements by creating original branded content. It introduced Coachella fans to BMW while garnering millions of views and tens-of-millions of impressions organically, going viral across social media almost instantly. The campaign told the story of the partnership while blending multiple forms of art including music, film, photography, and automobiles. Festival-goers could win passes to Coachella by documenting their own preparation and journey to the Valley via social media using #RoadToCoachella.

The winners of the 2017 OMMA Awards will be announced in September at an awards ceremony in New York City. For a full list of the categories and finalists, click here. Mirrored Media has won several other creative and marketing awards. To see all of our work check out our portfolio here.

BMWi’s Road to Coachella with Hans Zimmer

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BMW has teamed up with Mirrored Media on their Road to Coachella.

Coachella has long been one of the largest music festivals in the world and a hotbed of fresh, sustainable, and progressive ideas. For this reason, BMW i ventured outside its core event strategy to become Coachella’s first-ever automotive partner. BMW i teamed up with Mirrored Media to present #RoadToCoachella, a campaign that seamlessly blended music, inspired design, technology, sustainable mobility, and the journey that fans and artists take on their own road to Coachella.

This first-of-its-kind partnership paired renowned composer, producer, and Coachella headliner Hans Zimmer with BMW i to create an artistic and visually-inspiring content piece featuring an original score by Zimmer himself along with a cast of Coachella and influencer cameos. The narrative followed Zimmer along his journey to his first-ever and much-anticipated Coachella headlining performance. Zimmer is no stranger to the spotlight, having scored films such as InceptionThe Lion King, and Pearl Harbor. The campaign successfully fused together digital and social elements by creating original branded content that introduced Coachella fans to BMW i through an authentic medium while garnering millions of views and tens-of-millions of impressions organically, going viral across social media almost instantly.
The concept was unique in that it gave BMW the opportunity to create an open dialogue with its target audience while also fostering a narrative around why BMW partnered with Coachella. The campaign told the story of the partnership while blending multiple forms of art including music, film, photography, and automobiles across multiple genres. The campaign also featured a group of prominent Coachella performers, which is unique for Coachella brand sponsorships.
The star-studded group included Marshmello, Grouplove, Broods, Warpaint, Galantis, Amy Pham, Brian Willitte, Silas Lee, and of course, Hans Zimmer’s All-Star Orchestra featuring Niles Marr.
A social media campaign supplemented the online content, creating continued engagement and dialogue. The campaign consisted of 10 influencers and artists who supported the #RoadToCoachella through original content and social media posts before, during, and after the festival. Posts included calls-to-action for fans to watch the original content, and offered festival-goers the chance to win weekend passes by documenting their own preparation and journey to the Coachella Valley via social media using the hashtag #RoadToCoachella.
The campaign launched with three social media-based teasers released by Coachella and BMW on their respective social media channels. The first teaser officially announced BMW’s sponsorship. The second teaser hinted at Hans’ participation in the campaign. The third and final teaser helped craft the storytelling experience and drive traffic to the long-form content. The pieces went viral across social media, leaving fans curious and anxious to see what would happen next.
The long-form piece of content was truly unique in that it included exclusive behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage from Hans Zimmer; which is rarely seen; mixed with artistic sound stage shots, lifestyle driving shots on the actual road to Coachella, original content from influencers and other Coachella artists, and even user-generated content from fans. The piece integrated several anticipated Coachella headliners from various genres rarely seen together in one video.
On site at the festival, BMW i invited visitors to its innovative Brand Lounge in the VIP Area where fans were able to experience the allure of BMW i and the unique Coachella-inspired design, co-developed with Garage Italia Customs. An eye-catching photo collage in the VIP tent documented the making of the #RoadToCoachella campaign and featured original behind-the-scenes photos of the i8 and i3 in action with cameos by Hans Zimmer, Niles Marr, and Brian Willite.
A stand-out feature of the BMW i3 fleet at Coachella was a unique wrap that was created especially for the occasion; its design reflecting the creative and unconventional nature of the event. BMW i8 plug-in hybrid electric sports cars with the Coachella design also took to the roads between Los Angeles and Indio with a select group of festival-bound celebrities and influencers on board.
The #RoadToCoachella hashtag garnered the following:
Over 2.5k mentions
Over 33M impressions
– 44% Twitter
– 50% Instagram
– 5% Tumblr
– 1% Facebook
The influencer campaign garnered:
Over 20.5M impressions
Over 240k likes
Over 150k original video content views
Over 1.2k comments
Fans also got creative with their own #RoadToCoachella original content with custom photos and videos.