Sony Pictures and Dentsu Webchutney launch an interactive game on YouTube

01 Nov,2019

By A Correspondent


Sony Pictures Entertainment, in partnership with Dentsu Webchutney, has created a gaming video for YouTube. Inspired from Sony Pictures Entertainment’s latest release, Zombieland: Double Tap, the video features zombies and guns.


Said Shony Panjikaran, Director & Head – Marketing, Sony Pictures Entertainment India: “Zombieland is one of the few unique films which has a cult following since years. This is despite the fact that the subject and its treatment is a bit niche for the Indian market. We recognized that a huge chunk of the target audiences are gamers. Therefore, to engage them with a thematic game was our unique proposition. After analysing what platforms would be the best to use based on numbers and also creatively befitting, we thought YouTube would be the most ideal platform for this. Also, the YouTube feature of double tap to forward was a perfect tool for us to display the tag line of our film. Hence, the team came up with a game around the feature. It is the first of its kind, simple and ingenious and is particularly apt to market a film such as this to our young TG. We have gamified the experience and have added levels to the ‘double tap’ to shoot and complete the user journey with a CTA to book tickets.”


Added Pravin Sutar, Executive Creative Director, Dentsu Webchutney, said, “Social media numbers for YouTube say that it’s one of the most popular platforms and happens to entertain millions of people daily. With so much content being watched without having any interaction from the user’s end was an opportunity waiting for us to be explored. We changed the notion of just watching a video on YouTube by introducing an interactive element to the video wherein one could kill zombies by double tapping the video. Such small gaming hacks on a video platform results in disruption of sorts, which in turn creates a lot of engagement for the user.”



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