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Morris the Cat Has (Inevitably) Discovered Wearable Tech

9Lives Has Furry Fun With an Interactive Experience

Published on Oct 09, 2014

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We all know that cats and the internet are a perfect combination. So how do cat-food brands go about harnessing that power? Mars' Temptations Tumblers did it recently by aping a Nike ad, and now 9Lives, owned by Big Heart Pet Brands, is giving a cat some wearable tech to try out. Agency EVB -- which was also responsible for Catstarter, the feline crowdfunding website -- has created an interactive experience in which viewers can watch the brand's long-running "spokescat," Morris, explore his house while fitted with a pair of smart-cam goggles and a Wi-Fi-enabled activity-monitor collar. Morris the Cat's world-weary commentary is, of course, what makes it funny. The video above introduces the concept and you can see more of what Morris is exploring at 9lives.com/CatsEyeView.

The interactive experience is filled with Easter eggs for people to find, such as coupons for 9Lives along with Morris memorabilia like classic commercials and a downloadable poster featuring Morris dressed in his wearable-tech wardrobe.

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Credits

Date
Oct 09, 2014
Agency:
EVB
Client:
9Lives
Executive Creative Director:
Steve Babcock
VP/Group Creative Director:
Patrick Maravilla
Associate Creative Director:
David Byrd
Art Director:
Tyler Jensen
Senior Copywriter:
David Satterfield
Logo Animation:
Kevin Brown
Senior Interactive Producer:
Kevin Turner
Senior Film Producer:
Jamie Shuster
Production Company:
Every Day is Like Sundae
Director:
Simon Mowbray
Executive Producer (Production):
Blythe Dalton Klippsten
Producer (Production):
Tina Starkweather
Director of Photography:
Simon Thirlaway
Post Production:
Ntropic
Editorial:
Ntropic
Music Company:
Ntropic
Composer:
Aaron Robinson
Sound Design:
Lime
Sound Designer:
Matt Miller
Visual Effects Editor:
Simon Mowbray
VP/Director of Account Management:
Kathleen Foutz
Account Manager:
Laura Miley
Director of Technology:
Ken Goldfarb
Web Development:
Black and Red, Inc
Lead Developer:
Phillip Epstein

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