To make a statement, the media had to be bold. Large-format, high-profile bulletins or walls were used in every market. “Be Your Own T” would celebrate individuality where Millennials live, work and play.
After identifying key areas of interest, the agency leveraged tactical OOH formats to be Gap’s “voice” on city streets. Media penetrated neighborhoods, high traffic corridors, shopping districts, restaurants/clubs & downtown cores to reach the target audience. The agency leveraged the creative innovation & flexibility that traditional OOH offers by creating, large-scale installations that used real t-shirts as part of the “T”-shaped spectaculars.
Since social media was a key driver in the overall campaign, the technology of digital OOH was harnessed to create a social experience that would transcend beyond the MTV digital billboard in Times Square. People interacted with the billboard by tweeting a photo of themselves with the hashtag #beyourownt. Using a camera across the street, Gap took a keepsake photo of the user’s photo on the billboard and tweeted it back to the consumer. Keepsake photos were also published on Gap’s Facebook page, allowing fans to tag each other.
Markets: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles/Orange County, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington DC
Flighting Dates: May 7 - June 3, 2012
Out of Home Formats: Bulletins, Wallscapes, Transit Shelters, Urban Panels, Phone Kiosks, King Size Bus Posters, Street Kiosks, Muni Kongs, Digital Bulletins (including the interactive MTV Times Square unit), Back Bay Banners (Boston), Commuter Rail 2-sheets (Philadelphia), Digital Shelters (DC)
Embellished walls/bulletins using t-shirts were placed in all markets except Philadelphia and Washington DC