Pokémon GO: Season of GO I Niantic Labs
Leading with a highly energetic and cinematic live-action trailer to kick off the Season of GO, we set the tone for the campaign and drove upfront awareness for the biggest Pokémon event of the year, called GO Fest, as fans from all around the world joined together to play games.
In this spot directed by TPG director Vanessa Marzaroli (and developed start to finish by TPG) players of all kinds get shaken from their daily doldrums by Pokémon GO. By the end, they’re outside enjoying the fun and adventure of GO Fest and the Season of GO. We finish with the call to action: “It’s time to get out and GO!” driving ticket purchase.
This campaign is about heading out on an adventure and making new discoveries for trainers so we developed this campaign art from the point of view of a player as the world of Pokémon GO comes to life around them, with hints of the challenges they’ll face and the special Pokémon they could encounter in this season.
For our robust social rollout campaign, we engaged and challenged our audience to drive participation. As an example, to drive in-app experiences, we created an asset that invited Trainers to partake in a #15minGOadventure and activate their daily incense to open the possibilities of attracting and catching more Pokémon.
In addition, we developed a digital scavenger hunt, where we hid “Golden Razz Berries” in our social images, vidoes, and blog posts. We then prompted our Pokémon community to find them for a chance to win a GO Fest ticket.
To cater to the fans of the game and give them more insight as to the storyline, characters, and challenges of the Season of GO, we created a stylized video series to bring the season’s narrative to life.
To make a big splash around the finale, we partnered with influencers across the globe to give away tickets to their fans.
With this campaign truly global in scale, we worked across 3 countries, 4 time zones, and delivered all of the campaign assets across the campaign across 12 different languages: ENG, DE, ES, FR, IT, JP, KO, PL, PTBR, TC, TH, TR
Thanks to our campaign to get Trainers to “Get Out and GO,” we saw solid metrics grow over the course of the campaign — driving awareness and GO Fest attendance, looking at 24M impressions, 6.9M video views and 544K engagements.