O2 pushes picture messaging in Ireland with Agency Republic campaign

LONDON - O2 Ireland has launched an interactive digital campaign to promote its picture messaging service.

Standard ads and rich-media executions drive consumers to the site to enter O2's Director's Cut competition.

Users are invited to send a picture message interpretation of a famous movie title to a text shortcode to win a trip of a lifetime to Hollywood. Runners-up receive a selection of O2 handsets and accessories.

Ad creative spells out how to enter the competition. Consumers are able to move a handset over a scene, and take pictures of movie-related imagery within the ad. As the phone hovers over a dinosaur's head, the words 'Jurassic Park' appear, and a snapshot of the sky brings up 'Vanilla Sky'.

The campaign also aims to highlight the value O2's picture messaging packages.

Ads are placed on youth leisure and entertainment sites on destinations including Yahoo!, MSN and oxygen.ie. The campaign will run for five weeks.

The campaign was developed by Agency Republic, which won the £2m digital advertising account last August.

The agency is responsible for online creative and media planning and buying, and its first brief was to launch an online O2 shop.

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