CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

VANDAL delivered an augmented reality retail experience at World Square as part of the City of Sydney’s annual Cherry Blossom Festivities.

VANDAL was commissioned to execute the Cherry Blossom Festival 2018 campaign, Live Screen Augmented Experience, Personalised Digital Postcards, Digital Place Identity as well as print collateral, social media and bilingual onsite ambassadors.

Live Screen Augmented Reality Experience


Visitors were invited to immerse themselves in the beauty of Cherry Blossoms by making them come to life in Augmented Reality on World Square’s outdoor LED screen. 

Digitally animated cherry blossoms were integrated live onto the screen for visitors to touch, push and pop. The experience transformed the Square into an energetic, social hub and is an impressive example of innovative digital placemaking in action.  

Personalised Digital Postcards


Personalised Digital Postcards were at the centre of the Cherry Blossom 2018 campaign. Using a smart device, visitors could create personal, digital postcard, share it on the big screen and emailed to a special recipient. 

Digital Place Identity


World Square’s Digital Place Identity was activated through a “Cherry Blossom River” that connected hero engagements throughout the outdoor precinct.

An animated waterfall flowed down World Square’s Digital Staircase, extending via vibrant cherry blossom floor decals to the Selfie Garden, Big Screen and Performance Zone.

▼ VANDAL


CREATIVE, DESIGN, PRINT, SOUND
  • CD: Richard Swan
  • CD: Emile Rademeyer
  • MD: Brenden Johnson
  • EP: Anna Greensmith
  • Snr Designer: Darrin Hanley
  • Snr Designer: Robert Dinnerville
  • Snr Designer: Terri Bertakis
  • Developer: Sarthak Sachdeva
  • Sound Designer: Nigel Crowley

▼ VIRTUAL IMMERSIVE


AR PRODUCTION
    • Head of Production: Simone Barker
    • Lead Software Developer: John Doolan
    • UX Director: Saxon Dixon

▼ WORLD SQUARE / JLL / ISPT


  • GM: John Fairbairn
  • Snr Marketing Manager: Suzannah Nicholson
  • Marketing Manager: Jess McAneney
  • Digital Manager: Aideen Moran
Tags: Augmented Reality, Campaign, Digital Placemaking