MEC Latin America Miami, United States Media Buying/Planning

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MEC Latin America Case Studies

Title "MTV Game Awards 2011 Latin America"
Agency MEC Latin America
Campaign MTV Game Awards
Advertiser Sony
Brand Sony Playstation & MTV
Date of First Broadcast/Publication 2011
Business Sector Video Games/Consoles
LanguageEnglish
Problem

Our Challenge

The growth of video gaming has been hampered by accusations that the hobby can lead to social isolation. Sony Computer Entertainment America, manufacturers of the PlayStation console, asked us to help them extend the appeal of their product to social gamers without alienating hardcore gaming fans.

Story

Sociable Gaming

We developed a video gaming TV award show that reached out to a broader audience in Latin America while keeping hardcore gamers engaged.

Philosophy

Our Insight

A gamer doesn’t have to be a stereotype – anyone and everyone can be one.

Our Solution

We teamed up with MTV to develop Latin America’s first-ever video gaming award show. This enabled us to link best-in-class gaming culture with mainstream music and entertainment via a brand that has captivated audiences with its various award shows.

To break negative preconceptions, we ran a five-month multimedia campaign aimed at finding ‘The Most Unexpected Gamer’, based on consumer nominations collected via a unique microsite. Buzz was amplified via social media, as well as via MTV and PlayStation’s own media presence. The show itself featured non-intrusive integration of PlayStation products through product placement, exclusive trailers and game demonstrations.

Result

The Results

- Sales up 18%
- Reached an audience of over six million 12-34 year-olds
- 350,000 votes from 17 markets

Media Type Case Study
Length167 seconds

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