Video Marketing – Visit Wiltshire

Video Marketing

As one of a number of graphic design agencies on Visit Wiltshire’s roster, we have worked on various projects for them, including these three corporate videos as well as brochures designed for consumers and the travel trade.

Client
Visit Wiltshire
Services
Video Marketing, Brochure Design
Video
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In commissioning this video series, Visit Wiltshire were looking for a video production company that could deliver a series of three videos in a short time frame with a limited budget to help them to kick off the “Timeless” advertising campaign for Wiltshire. Visit Wiltshire’s campaign had a core message about the county’s ageless vistas and classic architecture. This was then split into three specific messages titled – Time for Wiltshire, Press Pause and Made of England.

A video project like this needs to go through a number of steps including creating appropriate storyboards, co-ordinating schedules with Visit Wiltshire and the multiple partner locations for the shoot, then nervously monitoring the weather forecasts! Fortunately we had clear skies on all the shoot days, working at over 30 locations across the county over a period of a month. It was a packed shooting schedule that required a lot of co-operation from the venues and solid scheduling on our side.

Shoots included a trip in a hot air balloon and being mobbed, sweetly, by lemurs at Longleat. During the editing phase, we worked with a local musician who composed a suite of tracks for the trailers. We phased delivery of the final cuts of this video in time with the client’s roll out schedule.

The videos were distributed through Facebook, YouTube and other channels and achieved huge views and impressions in a very short space of time. This resulted in over 1 million impressions and more than 67k views, quickly making our “Time for Wiltshire” ad the #1 viewed video on Visit Wiltshire’s YouTube channel.

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Video Game Marketing

Video Games Marketing

We are specialists in packaging design, brand consultancy and strategic marketing for the video games industry.

We have been working with Konami for over 20 years now. We’ve helped them launch Metal Gear Solid and been its brand guardians ever since the PSOne days. We’ve also created packaging for every version of Pro Evolution Soccer, amongst a huge body of work for this top Japanese publisher.

Client
Konami
Services
Graphic Design, Marketing, Video

When Konami decided to reboot Castlevania they asked us to help with the brand positioning, advertising and packaging as well as elements of in game content.

Castlevania is a long-standing IP for Konami. It  was first released in 1986 on Nintendo’s Famicom system. It’s seen a number of releases since then on just about every console platform.

The reboot in 2008 was being developed by Mercury Steam in Spain. An.X spent the next six years supplying design, script and marketing consultancy services to the Konami’s European Development Studio for this new take on a classic video game series. We even co-wrote the story and dialogue for the first reboot.

The development team in Spain and the marketing team in the UK needed various forms of support. First up came the logo to help with the game announcement, plus various trailers during the pre and post launch phases. In addition there were promotional posters and the various game packaging elements. We were also called on to come up with promotional goods, which we sourced from suppliers in the Far East.

Our work on the game’s story and script allowed us to write and direct voice over sessions with Sir Patrick Stewart, Robert Carlyle and Jason Isaacs. This was a huge privilege to say the least.

With everything from static and animated logo design, script writing, marketing strategy and positioning advice, video trailers, promotional posters and advertising, it’s fair to say we were heavily involved in all aspects of this series’ reboot and promotion. Although Konami do not release specific sales numbers, the Lords of Shadow series of Castlevania games is the best-selling version of the brand ever released.

Konami is our longest-standing client and we continue to work with them, most regularly on European packaging design and first party submissions handling. We’re proud to have helped launch and promote every single Konami video game released over the last 23 years.

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Outdoor Ad Campaign

Outdoor Ad Campaign

We worked with the then recently formed Chippenham BID over a six month period on an outdoor advertising campaign along with some video marketing in order to help them promote the town and various initiatives that they and others carried out.

Client
Chippenham BID
Services
Outdoor Ad Campaign, Video
Video
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Our initial brief was design and develop an outdoor advertising campaign to promote the installation of a town centre free wi-fi system – the campaign needed to be visible to visitors to the town centre but also required a Google Adwords component targeted at residents in a tight geographic radius of the town centre.

After drafting the ideas for the outdoor advertising campaign, we created the artwork to support it, bought appropriate Google Adwords and Google Display Ads to hit the target audiences and secured a partner to help deliver some of the more creative outdoors ads we’d devised.

This proved so successful that we were then briefed to help promote the town’s Christmas Lights Festival through the production of a Christmas video.

The Christmas videos proved to be a special challenge as we filmed in the Autumn when most businesses hadn’t dressed their premises for the Christmas season. We had to carefully plan the shot list (mood, decoration, etc.) of the interiors with each business owner. The winter atmosphere for the external shots was achieved in post-production.

The wi-fi promotion campaign led by the outdoor ads was an immediate success and Chippenham BID achieved their download goals for the connected App in a very short time.

The first of two Christmas trailers went live very shortly after it was delivered to the client, generating an amazing 20,000 views on Vimeo in a matter of days. Local media picked up on this and and also on the second one’s success, comparing the campaign favourably to commercials produced by John Lewis and Sainsbury’s.

Testimonials

Absolutely delighted. That is fantastic – we are really impressed with those figures… it has definitely raised awareness… we’re really happy with the campaign.

Amy Cameron
Chippenham BID

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