A digital screen for London Fashion Week 2012, projecting behind-the-scenes images and highlights live from London Fashion Week's Twitter.

The British Fashion Council partnered with CBS Outdoor UK and Grand Visual to bring a live feed directly from London Fashion Week – one of the world’s largest fashion events, to over 60 Cross-track Projection (XTP) screens in tube stations across central London.

For the first time, a dedicated photographer had exclusive backstage access at London Fashion Week, where they were able to wirelessly distribute behind-the-scenes photos directly from the event to XTP screens. Within minutes, the glitz and glamour of London Fashion Week was broadcast exclusively on CBS Outdoor’s network of XTP screens on Tube platforms across London.

Images were projected alongside highlights from the @LondonFashionWk Twitter feed and hot off the press fashion news.  The activity was produced by Grand Visual with the live content and social media activity monitored and delivered via OpenLoop.

Barclaycard has launched a festive campaign on the London Underground Digital Escalator Panels to promote its contactless payment card. The multi-panel execution features a woman struggling to carry home a Christmas tree she has purchased.

The woman, partially obscured by the festive fir is seen stumbling up the stairs on the up escalators and down the other side. The strapline informs us that “Getting it home is never easy. Paying for it quickly is.”

The campaign was conceived and shot by BBH. Grand Visual post produced the live action footage and created the three panel execution which gives the impression that the precarious Christmas tree and its owner are stumbling up the escalators alongside London’s commuters. The digital out of home activity is part of a broader outdoor, press, digital and radio campaign that is running this month.

Brushing Teeth

Last week Colgate-Palmolive kicked off a dynamic digital outdoor campaign to promote their ‘Keep Britain Smiling’ campaign. The campaign integrated UGC content from Colgate’s Facebook page where people were asked to ‘share a smile for charity’ and then the photos featured on large format digital billboards across the UK in support of children’s charity Barnardo’s.

Created by VML London and produced by Grand Visual, the campaign used Grand Visual’s OpenLoop platform to randomly select photos of smiling Facebook users to stream them directly to the digital billboard creative. The campaign aims to collect one million “smiles” this summer, and has pledged to donate £100,000 to children’s charity Barnardo’s when that target has been reached.

On Colgate’s Facebook page every photograph of a smile, wall comment and ‘like’ is worth a number of additional smiles which are registered on Colgate’s smile-o-meter and help Colgate to reach its target to then make the £100,000 donation to Barnardo’s.

This weekend an experiential campaign ran alongside the DOOH activity at London’s Westfield Shopping Centre. Managed by Blazinstar, the experiential activity was staged around Ocean Outdoor’s large format digital billboard on Eat Street, the team handed out free samples and also took pictures of shoppers who wanted to ‘share a smile for charity’ and be featured on the billboard itself. Photos were uploaded via Grand Visual’s Open Loop platform and streamed to the billboard instantly. The opportunity to feature in a large billboard advert proved to be extremely popular amongst shoppers and created a real buzz around the digital site.

The broader digital out of home activity screened across Ocean Outdoor’s large format digital billboards at Westfield London, the Birmingham Bullring and the Liverpool Media Wall, as well as on JCDecaux’s Transvison network and CBS Outdoor’s XTP screens on the London Underground.

Nike BOOM Digital OOH Campaign

Nike launched a regional outdoor campaign to promote the Nike Pro Combat Dri-FIT Competition Base Layer range. The campaign was based around football and rugby fixtures and used out-of-home formats close to match venues to target sports fans with tailored copy for the specific sport and teams.

Working with Wieden + Kennedy, Grand Visual produced the DOOH copy which featured Nike sponsored players smashing through the word BOOM carved out of a block of ice. The creative illustrates the power and performance of the clothing range which combats the cold.

As well as using a variety of DOOH formats along major transport routes and in close proximity to each match venue, the campaign also starred different players to ensure that each execution was locally relevant. For England’s rugby fixtures against New Zealand and Australia, England captain Lewis Moody was featured across XTP, DEP, LCD and Transvision screens at Waterloo underground and rail stations and on static 6 sheets in close proximity to Twickenham Stadium.

Similarly, the Villa vs Blackpool football match at Villa Park showed Agbonlahor smashing through the ice on Birmingham’s 5 Ways screen, Transvision screens, and Super Novae’s brand new Birmingham M5 Lynx screen. This was followed by bursts of activity around Arsenal vs Spurs at Emirates Stadium, Villa vs Arsenal at Villa Park, and Man United vs Arsenal at Old Trafford.

The campaign was booked by Mindshare and runs 5th November to 6th December.