Viacom asked us to create campaigns, strategies, and assets for four of their top properties: Paw Patrol, Top Wing, Spongebob Squarepants and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We tailor an insight-led, flexible strategy to connect with kids and smash your objectives, utilising a multichannel approach to maximise audience exposure. We work with our clients to design keyart, branding and engaging messaging.
We created two toolkits for SpongeBob Squarepants due to different needs across their international territories.
‘Where’s Gary?’ theatrical marketing toolkit:
The key campaign objectives were to build awareness and excitement for the release of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, where we see SpongeBob embark on a mission to find his kidnapped pet snail, Gary. Originally due for a worldwide theatrical release, it premiered internationally on Netflix in Autumn 2020. A campaign prioritising awareness for the new film and CP lines, it focused on friendships as well as the mystery of Gary going missing, but still leveraged SpongeBob’s “can do” attitude and optimism. We provided strategy and ideas for both retail and digital.
We offered a tiered approach for each territory and localised all the assets required for six different languages.
Dare to be Square non-theatrical campaign toolkit:
The primary role of this toolkit was to be a bridge between the release of the SpongeBob Movie in 2020, and the launch of the new prequel series Kamp Koral in 2021. The key campaign objectives were to reinforce SpongeBob’s hero qualities and capitalise on what makes him unique and relevant – especially in COVID times – to ultimately drive demand for, and sales of, key CP lines.
The toolkit was built around a #DaretobeSquare campaign which ‘dared’ fans to be like SpongeBob – whether that be kind, brave or silly – but with a focus on positivity, encouraging fans to share all the positive deeds they have done for others and how this makes them feel.
We mapped out a competition, social assets, display ads, pre-roll and thought starters that individual markets and their retailers could use to drive general engagement with the brand, as well as sales of existing consumer products. The toolkit was also localised across six territories.
Top Wing wanted us to build a toolkit that could be executed across 6 EMEA territories. This included animated banner ads to pre-rolls to a HTML5 game to interact with both parents and the children themselves. This was an important toolkit for the Top Wing team as it was fundamental to get the brand values of adventure, teamwork and learning through to both their local territories and consumer markets in the early stages of its brand development.