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Gamers Set Off Fireworks Using Microsoft's 'Mixer' Streaming Platform

215 McCann Created Campaign to Launch the Live Streaming Service

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Jun 15, 2017

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In a stunt to introduce its "Mixer" game streaming platform (and potential competitor to Twitch), Microsoft put on a fireworks display that viewers could control themselves.

The activity, created last month by 215 McCann, let viewers choose the colors, shapes, and sizes of fireworks via a panel of interactive buttons. As the community members spent Sparks (Mixer's interactive currency), their names and Spark contribution appeared in a real-time ticker to show that the community collectively launched the fireworks.

The hosts of the display also interacted with the community, responding to their comments. In total, the night saw over 4.3 million Sparks spent to set off 11 waves of fireworks. Seems like something Microsoft should consider revisiting come July 4.

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Credits

Date
Jun 15, 2017
Agency:
215 McCann
Chief Creative Officer:
Scott Duchon
Client:
Microsoft
Creative Director:
Neil Bruce
Art Director:
Austin DeJonge
Copywriter:
Bri Hand
Management:
Bryant Marcia
Account Supervisor:
Devina Hardatt
Sr. Account Executive:
Kevin John
Asst. Account Executive:
Armando Melendez
Sr. Producer:
Christine Gomez
Sr. Digital Producer:
Eryn Lovich
Media:
The Media Mob
Director:
Brig White
Producer:
Leslie Owens
Interactive Lead:
Richard Fox

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