MINI Vending Machine

There is a MINI to satisfy every craving. And MINI Canada is proud to show this off in its latest initiative: the MINI Vending Machine. In the largest-ever fully-interactive night projection in Canada, the MINI Vending Machine showcases the latest 2011 MINIs with a variety of different colour combinations and accessories, ultimately showing that nobody can do customization like MINI can.

How does it work? Passersby are able to interact with the projection by texting to a short code to select the MINI of their choice. This triggers the MINI they’ve selected to drive around in a fun animation, making its way down to the bottom of the vending machine in trademark cheeky MINI style. Animations include a MINI whipping through an action-packed pinball machine, a MINI doing some serious doughnuts while the vending machine fills with smoke, and a MINI breaking through the vending machine glass and parachuting its way down. As the animation plays, a personalized-response SMS message is dispatched to the participant, encouraging them to click through to a mobile optimized web page to become a MINI Facebook fan.

The concept was developed by TAXI 2.

“The interactive MINI Vending Machine provides MINI fans with the opportunity to interact and experience the ultimate in customization, extreme driving fun, and the excitement that only MINI can deliver. The integration of outdoor projection technology and social media is an exciting first for MINI,” said John Cappella, Director, MINI Canada.

“We wanted to show off the possibilities that MINI customization allows in a way only MINI could do. By encouraging the public to interact with the brand, users and onlookers get to experience the fun and irreverence that come with being a MINI driver,” said Lance Martin, Creative Director, TAXI 2.

Media Experts, the media agency of record for MINI Canada, sourced the multiple high-traffic locations throughout Toronto, catering to several key demographics, where the MINI Vending Machine will be projected during the month of December.

The MINI Vending Machine is being projected by The Media Merchants utilizing two 15K DLP Cinematic Projectors.

Creative Credits
Client: MINI Canada
Product: THE 2011 MINI R5X

Agency: Taxi 2
Creative Director: Lance Martin
Writer: Alanna Nathanson
Art Director: Jeff MacEachern
Agency Producers: Sam Benson, Hanna Bratt
Account Manager: Tina Tieu

Animation: Hatch Studios
Interactive: Forth Wall
Mobile Marketing: Mythum
Projection Company: The Media Merchants
Media: Media Experts

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