In 1983 Time's newly created Teletext division planned to roll out an interactive cabletext "interactive magazine" service to the home, to be delivered via cable TV channel.
Time Teletext partnered with six major agencies to produce direct marketing for the new medium. BBDO selected The Communication Studio to create the interactive online advertising campaigns for flagship clients Pillsbury and Dodge.
We produced whimsical "attractor" insertion ads in an online electronic magazine section for each client. These would in turn point to a standalone advertising sub-site that contained full-page animated advertising. The challenge was to create appropriate online campaigns for two very different products: Baking Goods and Automobiles.
This "cookbook" database was a series of illustrated recipes (2-3 screens apiece) which were updated on a regular basis.
This car manufacturer wished to present a whole brochure (a separate 50 page site) of in-depth information about their featured autos. So we created a "game" environment which got visitors to collect clues - which would entitle them to a prize that they could collect at a local Dodge dealership. We also localized the advertising message with information and links to the local Dodge dealerships.