Rethink Has Too Much Fun with Playland
July 25, 2018
How do you communicate the universal feeling of fun? Emojis!
The campaign includes five videos, a stunt billboard, decals and printed posters all using emojis to express the range of feelings you experience at Playland. Emotions from excitement, nervousness and even sickness can be seen throughout. Take a look at one of the videos below.
“Playland is one of those places where, sure, you might scream tears of fear or throw up after one too many rides on the Beast… but even if that happens, you’re going to have a great, memorable time,” says Sean O’Connor, associate creative director at Rethink, in a release. “The use of fun, positive emojis was the perfect way to communicate that, especially to a young, social media obsessed audience.”
The posters show amusement park goers crying thumbs up emojis and peeing smiley faces. The emoji decals are posted near transit stations and stops to get more attention.
Playland, which is Canada’s oldest amusement park, and Rethink have collaborated on a number of ad campaigns throughout the years. Most notably, The World’s First Scream Choir and the Playland Hot Seat, which gave Twitter users total control over a rider at the park.
Advertising Agency: Rethink Canada, Vancouver, Canada
Creative Directors: Ian Grais, Chris Staples, Leia Rogers
Art Directors: Jake Hope, Hans Thiessen, Melissa Haebe
Copywriter: Sean O'Connor
Photographer: Clinton Hussey
Videographer: Anthill Films
Print Producer: Kerry Bhangu
Studio Artist: Jonathon Cesar
Digital Producer: Robyn Farnham
Editors: Leigh O’Neill, Rob Forbes
Animator: Thomas McKeen
Account Manager: Steph Hurl
Amplification Coordinator: Aliz Tennant
– Sabrina Gamrot