Disney Pixar – Text a Monster Microsite

Client: Disney Pixar / McDonald’s Text a Monster Microsite
Agency: Agilisys
Art Direction: Jonathan Porter
Project Scope: Online SMS Mechanics & Web Design

“McDonald’s United Kingdom’s first foray into mobile marketing.”

One of the panelists, J. Sandom of Rapp Digital, turned me on to this second campaign, billed as “the largest retail-based mobile marketing promotion ever carried out in Europe.” It also involves a brand that’s quintessentially American – McDonald’s.

The four-week campaign, which began February 8, was McDonald’s United Kingdom’s first foray into mobile marketing. It tested the waters with a partner, Disney’s Pixar, which was promoting its “Monsters, Inc.” animated flick. The online campaign was created by the Agilisys creative team, headed up by Jonathan Porter their Creative Director.

The McDonald’s UK effort happened in the real world, not a pilot situation. It involved all 1,200 of the restaurants in the country. All large and super-size boxes of fries were emblazoned with a “Monsters, Inc.” peel-off window, revealing one of six characters, a code number, and a text-in number. Customers used their phones to send the code to the text-in number and instantly received a message telling them if they won a prize.

“It tested the waters with a partner, Disney’s Pixar

The company is supporting the promotion with TV advertising, in-restaurant signage, and a promotion microsite.




Practised in managing multidisciplinary teams, strategic direction and development of an award-winning ‘Customer Experience Design Team’, Jonathan is the author of New Brand Media’s User-Centred Design methodology and brings an in-depth understanding of the branding, design and technology challenges facing enterprise-level clients today. Equally importantly, the exciting opportunities the connected web is creating for organisations, both large and small.

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