By - CTL
February 4, 2019

By Lilly Vitorovic. 

New eye tracking technology has been used to determine the dream holiday in an interactive advertising campaign for budget carrier Jetstar, in what is believed to be an Australian first.

The outdoor ad campaign, which was run by French outdoor ad giant JCDecaux, involved people watching a digital billboard featuring a short video of images of holiday destinations to determine what area of the ad they were looking. At the end, the digital billboard would display the users favoured holiday destination and the sale price for a flight to that destination. Some participants would also receive a $500 Jetstar gift card.

Jetstar chief customer officer Catriona Larritt said the ad campaign, which ran at Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station and Sydney’s George Street for a week until December 10, was an “innovative and engaging way to bring this campaign to life.”

“Using eye tracking technology, passers-by were able to see aspirational destinations featured on the panels, and we were able to surprise and delight them by showing them a sale fare, or giving them a gift card encouraging them to book their next holiday with Jetstar.”

The digital billboard featured a range of destinations from Jetstar’s Christmas sale, including Honolulu, Ho Chi Minh City, Gold Coast and Perth.

The ad campaign was developed in collaboration with ad agencies, J Walter Thompson and Wavemaker.

Facial recognition technology is being used in many other ways, with news emerging that the technology was used to identify stalkers at a Taylor Swift concert in the US earlier this year.

First published in The Australian

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