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