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Posts Tagged ‘Peter Bassett’

Nissan Wants You to Open ‘The Briefcase’

Nissan’s new online initiative “The Briefcase” courtesy of TBWA\Chiat\Day LA features a high octane car chase (starring the new 2014 Nissan Rogue) ending in a click through to a contest offering contestants the chance to win one of three 2014 Rogues.

The video opens with a man getting in a hired car for his usual commute home from work. When a motorcycle pulls up and hands off a briefcase to the driver, however, all hell breaks loose. Soon everyone seems to be after the Rogue, including a helicopter that attempts to land on the car. In the end, they run into a blockade and a man shouts “Open the briefcase,” at which time viewers are prompted to click on a link to open it. This link clicks through to the contest on Nissan’s Facebook page. It’s a clever, interactive way to lead viewers to the contest, even if the video is a little over the top. Fans of the brand should enjoy having a background story going into the contest, where they can enter once per day, or more if they share information about the contest via email or social media — a pretty good way to incentivise sharing.

The contest begins today and runs through February 13th at 11:59 PM. You can enter the contest here for your chance to win a 2014 Nissan Rogue. Credits after the jump.

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TBWA, Tool Craft Passion Genome Campaign Extension for Nissan

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TBWA\Chiat\Day LA and Tool have created a neat social extension of the TVC from a couple of months ago to promote the Nissan 2014 Versa Note.

The Passion Genome site allows users to “see the passions they share with their friends illustrated in a Passion Portrait, a personalized, interactive visualization of themselves.” How does that work exactly? Well, basically you link your Facebook account to the site so it can analyze your info and you choose a photo to represent yourself. It didn’t work so well for me, but then I don’t have any decent portrait shots on Facebook (my profile pic is currently a sloth astronaut).

Nissan seems very excited about the project as Jon Brancheau, VP/marketing for the automaker’s North American ops, says in a statement,”The Passion Genome displays passions and connections in an extraordinary and fascinating way, and we at Nissan can’t wait to see how it resonates with everyone who explores it.” The project was inspired by the idea that the 2014 Versa Note has a “sculpted, modern look” that “reflects the active lives of its target buyers.” That may be a bit of a stretch, but that’s no matter. People will share this on Facebook and spread awareness for Nissan. Especially because if you share your Passion Portrait on Facebook or Twitter (using the #PassionPortrait hashtag) you could win one of eight $1,000 gift cards from Amazon.com and have your portrait featured on PassionGenome.com. Go try it for yourself, and feel free to link to your Passion Portrait in the comments section. Credits after the jump.  Read more

TBWA Adds PM Head in NY, Ramps Up Digital Arts Network Staff in LA

We figured we’d kill two birds on the TBWA front this lovely Friday. First up to bat, we’ve received confirmation that Carole Smila, who’s spent the past several months as a senior project manager at Anomaly, where she managed all the agency’s global campaigns for Converse, is joining up with TBWA\Chiat\Day New York in the newly created position of head of project management. Smila, who will assume her post at TBWA C\D NY on Aug. 26, has also served as a senior PM at what was Euro RSCG London as well as Mother during her career and had a stint as creative manager lead at Google Creative Lab prior to joining Anomaly.

Shifting gears to the West Coast now, TBWA has welcomed few senior-level folks to its Digital Arts Network as well as a new set of specialist labs–Datalab, Mobilelab and SMARTSlab–that are being housed within it. Among those joining up with DAN are David&Goliath alum Justin Manfredi, who will assume the role of deputy director and manage client services along with the digital group’s account teams at DAN LA.

As for the specialist labs, 72andSunny/W+K NY alum Larry Lac will serve as director of SMARTSlab while leading social media efforts for DAN LA, former Ignited analytics lead Eric Fader will head up the data science/analytics practice, Datalab, and Vaino Leskinen arrives from TBWA Helsinki to focus on mobile strategy and product creation as part of Mobilelab.

Finally, Peter Bassett, who’s been with TBWA for a year and has also spent time at the likes of AKQA, 180 Amsterdam and Goodby during his career, has been promoted to director of digital production.