Interactive Annual 15:
Humorous and fun with an impressive use of video that incorporates good user interaction. It serves the brand well without being heavy-handed. Edward J. Heinz Jr.
NOLAF made me laugh. Jason Ring
Fun is contagious and therefore a disease. Thats the NOLAF (National Organization for Legislation Against Fun) motto. The special interest group is dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of fun and launched this educational site, along with a series of viral videos, for Frito Lays Free the Fun campaign for Tostitos. The fictitious organizationa branded experience for the sole purpose of delivering laughseducates visitors about why Tostitos chips and dips are great snacks. To get the word out about the site, 30 short viral videos from the site were pushed out to video-sharing sites, social network influencers and blog networks.
- • Most visitors spend more than six minutes on the site.
- • The video campaign to get the word out resulted in over 3.2 million YouTube views in just over a month.
- • The full-screen HD site scales up to 30-inch monitors or 2560 X 1600 resolution.
Comments by Todd Crisman
After finding a cast that was roughly my size, so I could make off with the wardrobe after we were done shooting, the toughest part was coherently lacing together 43 minutes of video content. We got into this groove where wed sell some concepts and then stay up all night making them funnier and then wed have to resell them the following morning. We did that for a solid week during pre-production.
For one thing, it was more fun. Theres nothing like people trying to out-weird each other in the back of a crappy van on the set with the director, writer, art director and cast. Without that mojo wed never have come up with the anger melon, pizza shingles or menthol catheter. NOLAF was the most intensely collaborative interactive project we've ever tackled, and Mekanism was really awesome. By the time we were done shooting, we all felt like we needed to get a big beach apartment to eat nothing but anger melons all day.
David Daugherty, Mekanism/Mike Lyons, art directors
Kevin Mulroy, writer
Jim Paul/Peter Rhoads, Mekanism/Max Stinson, creative directors
Todd Crisman, interactive creative director
Dennis Ryan, executive creative director
Jamal Berkeley, Mekanism/Dave Cole, Mekanism, interactive developers
Jeremy Leeds, Mekanism, interactive producer
Katie Juras, agency producer
Lindsay Fa, Mekanism, producer
Tommy Means, Mekanism, director
Element 79/Mekanism, project design and development
Element 79 (Chicago, IL), ad agency
Frito Lay, Tostitos, client