Sydney, 20 July 2015: Leading taxi services and mobile payments provider ingogo has rolled out its first ever consumer advertising campaign – encouraging more Australians to use the latest technology to book a cab. The targeted campaign has run across outdoor, digital and radio in Sydney, and involves a satire promotion of a 1300 INGOGO hotline, paradoxically the number not to call if you want to book a taxi.
The campaign was developed by creative agency Special Group, with Match Media as the media agency and Launch Group supporting on PR and communications. It initially focused on the Sydney metro region and aimed to encourage the 88% of Sydney-siders who still don’t use taxi apps, to switch over to ingogo for a faster, more convenient and better taxi ride.
The creative for the campaign ran on billboards and digital signage in high traffic density locations and featured some of Australia’s most talented elderly models. The use of quirky imagery was paired with firmly tongue-in-cheek audio, including spots on KIISFM and an actual 1300 INGOGO number that takes callers through a labyrinth of voice messages advising callers to download the ingogo app and book their cab.
Jeff Lim, CMO at ingogo, said: “As our first ever major advertising initiative, we wanted a campaign that cuts through the noise and introduced our brand to Sydney consumers – and one that also reflected our values as a high-growth tech player, disrupting a major industry. One of the major hurdles is the adoption of technology by consumers that might not be as tech savvy, and we wanted to get their attention, and educate them. It’s a cheeky nod towards those who are still using old school methods to book a taxi by calling up over the phone.
“So far, we’ve been delighted with the reception to the campaign. Its unique approach and use of humour is helping to drive downloads and engagement with the ingogo app,” he said.
Complementing the campaign, a series of videos explaining the ingogo taxi booking app’s features have also been created. These videos take pride of place on the ingogo website, and are also being transmitted via ingogo social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
The campaign is currently in market and will run until August.
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 From ingogo consumer research released April 2015
ingogo is an integrated mobile payments company, currently in the Taxi and SME markets in Australia. Its mobile app assists private and corporate customers to easily book and pay for taxis through their mobile phones. It allows passengers to communicate directly with registered taxi drivers in their local area, see where their driver is and their estimated arrival time, with the option to pay using ingogo's secure in-taxi payment terminals or virtual mobile accounts. It currently operates in Sydney and Melbourne, and has recently launched in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.
ingogo has extended its payment platform into other industries beyond taxis, for business owners and SMEs, via a partnership with Xero, the leading cloud accounting platform.
 From ingogo consumer research released April 2015
TOUCH opens in Australian cinemas 17 May
Australia, 30 April 2015: Australian production company Triptych Pictures and film distributor ScreenLaunch have today announced that their profits from the upcoming Q&A charity screenings of new Australian thriller, TOUCH, will be donated to the charity beyondblue.
TOUCH is set to open in select cinemas in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney next month, with the Regal Theatre in Adelaide hosting the Australian Premiere on Sunday 17 May. A series of Q&A sessions will be held following some of the screenings with cast including Leeanna Walsman and Matt Day, and writer/director Christopher Houghton, in attendance.
The filmmakers are pleased to be able to give support to this organisation alongside the many other groups and individuals in Australia who believe in its message.
Julie Byrne, Producer of TOUCH, said: “Many people who worked on this film gave up their time and energy above and beyond for no extra reward, for which I am still most grateful. In some way, donating net profit to charity is an extension of that ethos.”
In the lead up to the Q&A charity screenings, Triptych Pictures and ScreenLaunch have engaged with crowdspeaking platform, Thunderclap, to further promote the film and its filmmaker’s fundraising efforts for beyondblue.
TOUCH follows the compelling journey of a mother, Dawn, (Carl Barron’s Manny Lewis star Leeanna Walsman) and her daughter Steph (South Australian newcomer Onor Nottle), who are on the run from a mysterious man, John (Matt Day, recently known for his role in Rake). The film was produced by Julie Byrne from Triptych Pictures, the co-producers of the AACTA winning ‘Best Film’, The Babadook.
To view the TOUCH trailer head to: https://youtu.be/6kYaW2NibNY
To secure your tickets to the Q&A charity sessions ahead of the TOUCH theatrical release, visit:
About Triptych Pictures
Triptych Pictures is an independent production company based in South Australia making quality, compelling screen content for cinema, television and online for both domestic and international audiences.
beyondblue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of anxiety and depression in Australia and to reduce the associated stigma. beyondblue is a bipartisan initiative of the Federal, State and Territory Governments supported by the generosity of individuals, corporate Australia and Movember.