Hold that Train

 

TMW's first Hackday - The brief; create an April Fools Joke.... Presenting 'Hold that Train' an idea more than enough to get up the nose of middle England - What if for a premium subscription you could delay your commuter train by a few minutes via your phone?  The idea nicely resolved as a PR stunt to raise awareness of people delaying trains by holding doors. Oh and we won. 

  YEAR  2012  ROLE  CREATIVE 

BRANDING

We created an entire fictious brand in 24hrs. Logo, colour, slogan and tone...

 

We printed business cards and handed out in stations to direct people to our app.

WEBSITE

We also designed and built a microsite, with links to the app and reviews from users.

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THE APP

We built a webapp prototype that used JSON calls into the live National Rail website. When demoed the app inserted code into the live site to show trains being delayed at their command.

FOCUS GROUPS

We hit the concourses of a couple of London stations and canvassed opions of potential users - the response ? Well let's say mixed.

THE PAYOFF

If done for real the payoff would have been this PR release/press ad the day after the app launched. Reminding passengers delayed trains are a 2 way street.