Green Giant Launches Augmented Reality Event in NYC

On October 2, at Grand Central Terminal in New York City, Green Giant is launching One Giant Pledge live, an augmented reality experience targeting families on a large format screen spanning over 30 square metres. The event is designed to encourage kids to take the Veggie Pledge and interact with a larger-than-life augmented reality Green Giant.

The augmented reality activity is powered by Grand Visual technology and is activated once a child stands on footprints in front of the screen. A camera displays their actions whilst Grand Visual’s innovative AR technology merges the 3D animated Green Giant with real-time footage of the participant.

On-screen animations are triggered depending on whether the participant takes the Veggie Pledge or not. The sequence begins with the Green Giant crouching down to measure the child before asking them to “take One Giant Pledge to eat more vegetables.” Those who take the pledge are rewarded with special celebratory content plus they get their photo taken with the Green Giant with the option to upload images to the Green Giant’s Facebook page.

Supporting the interactive screen activity is celebrity mom Alison Sweeney and child nutritionist Melissa Halas-Liang who will be there to provide healthy eating tips and recipes. Entertainment such as veggie jugglers and stilt walkers will create a festive atmosphere for kids to enjoy as they take One Giant Pledge. The experiential AR activity is the culmination of a fully integrated campaign which kicked off on the Green Giant Facebook page, with support from a TV commercial airing this week.

The creative agency is Saatchi & Saatchi with digital activity handled by Story Worldwide, PR by Olson and experiential production, technical build and interaction operation provided by Grand Visual.