Citymarket improved in-store expertise with an AR recreation

Life these days is crammed with all types of wants and hopes. Nobody is aware of this higher than Ari. Fortunately, there’s a secret help to satisfy all of his needs. 

The Finnish hypermarket Ok-Citymarket launched a marketing campaign to make the on a regular basis struggles of Finnish households extra simply overcome. Each problem could be dealt with with Citymarket – and Ari. 


As part of the marketing campaign, the 80 Citymarket shops throughout Finland featured an augmented actuality cell recreation, Assist Ari. The purpose was to assist Ari to gather his groceries right into a buying bag. Each participant who helped Ari a lot that they discovered themselves within the top-ten leaderboard might take part in a sweepstake of present playing cards price 100€.

Remodeling on a regular basis buying right into a enjoyable expertise by gamification

The Assist Ari AR recreation was created as part of Ok-Citymarket’s new advertising and marketing idea and launched on the hypermarket’s Youngsters’s Day occasion.

The target of the cell AR recreation is to make grocery buying a pleasing expertise for the entire household, in addition to to point out the brand new advertising and marketing idea in a enjoyable and attention-grabbing method.

The sport launches from a QR code printed on flooring stickers and standing indicators positioned across the hypermarkets. It runs by the gamers’ cell gadget’s browser – no want for app downloads or registrations.

“The sport was easy sufficient, but participating and attracting Ok-Citymarket’s shoppers to return again and again. Along with the company TBWA, Arilyn created content material that aligns with our objectives”, Kesko’s Senior Advertising Supervisor Henrik Wahlfors says.

In-store activation for higher buyer expertise

In-store activations are nice for making the time clients spend inside a retailer memorable and pleasurable.

“Even with e-commerce rising in popularity, folks nonetheless go to bodily shops on daily basis. With XR, manufacturers can work together with their shoppers in new methods. These experiential implementations carry ease and leisure to folks’s lives”, TBWA’s Account Director Petra Yli-Hemminki says.

In Ok-Citymarket’s case, the cell recreation extends the story of Citymarket and Ari caring for all on a regular basis hassles households may need – even grocery buying generally is a pleasant expertise.

“AR and XR work fantastically in bettering the in-store expertise, particularly for households with kids. So long as the concept and content material are according to the model and enterprise objectives, they work properly in enhancing the shop’s providers”, Kesko’s Wahlfors says.

TBWA’s Yli-Hemminki agrees: “Clients are searching for extra experiential methods of life and to eat. The brand new applied sciences allow extra immersive methods to attach with shoppers, and their utilization will undoubtedly improve.”

In a world stuffed with noise and buying stuffed with trouble, XR experiences provide a break and convey again the main focus. They lengthen the model’s narrative right into a dimension the place shoppers are part of that story.


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