Wind Mobile blows its horn with viral vids
A trio of online videos sets the stage for a media push this Christmas.
Wireless upstart Wind Mobile, the newest entrant into Canada’s national mobile operator market, is gaining some online buzz before its imminent launch care of three recently released viral videos.
Developed by Wind’s creative AOR, Toronto-based Clean Sheet Communications, the ads depict fees being applied to everyday situations where it would be preposterous to do so. One video, for example, features a toll booth that charges pedestrians to use a sidewalk. The viral spots, found on YouTube and Wind’s website, were designed to highlight the issues Canadians have with the current state of wireless service in Canada based on their feedback on Wirelesssoapbox.com and Windmobile.ca.
‘These were done to till the soil,’ says Chris Robbins, chief commercial officer at Wind Mobile. ‘Before we launch, we’re trying to keep the conversation going with customers about what’s wrong with the current market, the current competition and what’s happening in wireless.’
Wind plans to launch during the Christmas season in Toronto and Calgary. Promotional activities surrounding the brand’s official intro will include a significant investment in digital, accounting for 25% of the total media buy. The remainder will be focused in traditional channels – primarily OOH, cinema and print.