Get older with an MMS
The Epica Awards have been assigned recently. Among the others, you should have a look at the winner for the best mobile marketing campaign. The agency is one of my favourites, Forsman & Bodenfors very well know for a lot of cool things done on the Web for Ikea. This time they worked for AMF Pension with the aim to encourage people to start thinking about their pension while they were still relatively young.
Outdoor advertising invited passers-by to take a picture of themselves with their mobile phones and to MMS it to the pension-provider. A few minutes later AMF sent back a picture showing how the person might look when they are 70 years old.
It’s a nice campaign. Althought the concept of sudden maturation is absolutely not new (remember the Futurize You campaign by ING Direct 2 years ago?), I appreciate the smart use of mobile media to create an interaction with the end user.
Actually, I’m not sure whether the action is good enough to win an Epica Award. I mean, if you assign an award for a marketing action, you shouldn’t just look at the creativity, but also at the results. Would be nice to know how many people actually interacted with the posters.