YOUR INVITATION TO INSPIRATION
Outdoor Advertising, OM Art Studio
After nearly two years of so many people putting travel on hold, Chase Sapphire decided to celebrate the return of travel in a unique, fun, engaging, and “soft” promotional style that coincidentally got people talking about the new benefits (did someone say, “points?”) rolling out of the Chase Sapphire rewards cards. The main objective of this was to get the word out about the new Chase Sapphire card benefits and drive people to their new IG page in an engaging way.
Cue, their monumental campaign, Your Invitation to Inspiration.
Chase Sapphire wanted to target young millennial professionals interested in traveling and experiencing life off the beaten path. Our impactful ground-level Brooklyn and Soho, New York wallscapes gave them the perfect locations to speak directly to Chase Sapphire’s potential cardholders.
Our award-winning in-house Art Studio designed both murals, to display beautiful, bucket-list, travel destinations: Italy’s Almalfi Coast, Santorini, the Maldives, and Norway’s Northern Lights. Each location included unique engagement opportunities where passersby could imagine themselves swinging from a low-hanging lemon tree in the Amalfi Coast, diving into a pool in Santorini, posing on a dock by the beach in the Maldives, or camping in Norway under the Northern lights.
Chase Sapphire wanted to incorporate as little branding as possible while maintaining brand awareness. This meant intentionally and strategically placing the Chase Sapphire logo throughout the artwork – on a speedboat, carved into beach sand, or on a wooden travel sign. The goal – gently remind passersby to think about Chase Sapphire without overwhelming the mural design.
To increase the following for their newly launched Instagram account, we handpainted a scannable QR Code alongside each “journey” that encouraged onlookers to take “a Peek at Something New”. The QR code opened up in Chase Sapphire’s Instagram handle so people could follow the account and receive updates about Chase Sapphire’s latest rewards.
The campaign’s creative connected with Chase Sapphire’s current and prospective consumers. The QR Codes delivered immediate and trackable results building increased consumer enthusiasm for the brand and curiosity about Chase Sapphire’s new rewards program benefits.
Passersby, including influencers, @franconorhal, @Tourdelust, and @Jermcohen, and brand Secret NYC, took advantage of the artwork’s engagement opportunities, posing in front of the murals, posting, and generating 53,083 likes and 451 comments. Add to that 1,341,559 total Instagram impressions and an increase of 20,329.4% in Chase Sapphire’s followers. The murals received plenty of kudos from passersby and considerable media coverage, including articles in Business Insider, Johnny Jet, AFAR, and Secret NYC.
BEYOND THE WALL
To bring its new Williamsburg mural to life, OM’s in-house content capture team created a video documentary that encapsulated the buzz and engagement delivered during and after mural production.Our post-production team spent every one of the nine painting days capturing the hand paint process – from the first brushstroke to the last in – real-time to documenting the full impact this mural and its message had for Chase Sapphire and its direct consumers. Chase Sapphire used the video clips to continue promotion on its social media platforms.