AstraZeneca Floats Allergy Spray Ads
Agencies NetPlus Marketing Inc., Conshohocken, PA, and United Virtualities, New York, developed the floating ads, or Shoshkeles, that began running on the weather-related site this week.
The campaign is expected not only to brand the product but to help Wilmington, DE-based AstraZeneca educate and interact with consumers.
In the first ad, a tissue appears on the screen followed by the sound of sneezing, which causes the tissue to dart around the screen. The animation ends in a Flash banner, which delivers a branding message for Rhinocort Aqua. The second Shoshkele features a Rhinocort Aqua bottle on the screen. The cap lifts off and the Rhinocort Aqua butterflies stream out of the bottle and fly across the screen, ending in a branding message.
Clicking on the banner takes visitors to a Rhinocort Aqua information page.
"The Internet has been a proven channel for us to connect with and educate customers," said Jennifer Ogorzalek, ePromotions manager for AstraZeneca (U.S.) -- Rhinocort Aqua. "The Shoshkele ads extend our current efforts to invite the consumer to interact with our brand in a way not possible with other forms of media."