Zeeworld Bus Campaign

Zee World is an English-Bollywood channel in South Africa which launched in South Africa in 2015 and is exclusive to the DStv service on channel 166.


It carries domestic programming from India dubbed from Hindi and Marathi into English. The channel is owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises based in Johannesburg.


The aim of the campaign was to publicly let the South African audience know that they have five new series coming on board all involving drama, love, passion, intrigue, betrayal and secrets to intrigue the audience.


20 fully branded pink busses populated the streets in and around Cape Town portraying the iconic ZeeWorld branding in 2019. Bringing a colourful sight to those in traffic.

Van Schaik Bookstore Bus Campaign

Van Schaik Bookstore is one of the oldest bookstores in Southern Africa and is the leading academic bookstore chain with more than 70 stores located within South Africa. Their mission is to supply all students within South Africa with academic resources via retail stores and digital channels.

Their latest campaign which consisted of two back wraps which ran from 1 July – 30 September 2017 was specifically aimed at all Unisa students to inform them that Van Schaik Bookstore has all the prescribed textbooks, stationary, bags, laptops and more available for their academic year.

The campaign was successfully carried out by having the two buses run along routes close to the Unisa branches.

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TopTV Bus Campaign

Top TV is the first Pay TV competitor in South Africa. They recognized a massive gap in the market and decided to offer affordable Digital TV to predominantly lower and middle class South Africans.

We contributed to majority of the outdoor advertising for the campaign by utilizing 150 Full Wrap buses across South Africa. Seven high impact billboards were also selected to blanket Cape Town and increase the frequency of Top TV’s message. This is by far the largest South African campaign that we have embarked on with a staggering 14,000sqm2+ of advertising vinyl printed for all media.

The campaign started 4 weeks prior to Top TV’s official launch date. Only 50, 000 units were initially made available however all were sold out within the first 6 hours of the opening day. 3 months after the launch of the campaign, more than 80, 000 units have been sold bringing Digital TV to approximately 400,000 South Africans for the first time.

A research study conducted by ODM before and after the launch indicated that out of all the mediums that were used, respondents indicated a 100% ad recall of the bus campaign and that the transit medium instilled the highest “trust” factor when compared to the other mediums used. ODM will continue using this medium until 2011 due to its initial success and response received from transit media.

Standard Bank “Make your next now” Bus Campaign

Standard Bank have recently embarked on a national campaign challenging consumers to ask what is their “Next”, whether it be short term loans for personal ventures or insurance policies to protect against incidents.

Tractor Transit, a subsidiary of Tractor Outdoor have branded in excess of 50 Back Wraps across the Cape Town region providing Standard Bank with massive reach across the LSM spectrum with their branded fleet. The fleet collectively travels over 12, 000 km per day reaching approximately 65% of consumers.

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MNET National Movie Day – Jurassic Park

Mnet Movies wanted to celebrate National Movie Day by creating awareness a little different this year, they decided to use this opportunity to make use of transit advertising.

The objective of the campaign was to create awareness about Mnet National Movies Day at the Castle of Good Hope. We launched a bus campaign in Cape Town and by making use of a specialized 3D design technique the Jurassic Park creative really came to life.

Being located at the Castle of Good Hope, right opposite the bus terminus, the busses created quite a view

McDonalds Bus Campaign

McDonalds has always been looking at exciting ideas on how to advertise their range of new meals being launched. With their new McDouble Delux Medium Meal being released to the public, they turned to bus advertising to spread the word faster and promote the idea that more meal equals less price at McDonalds.

We gave McDonalds the opportunity to advertise on our GABS buses. McDonalds decided to brand 60 back wraps with their creative artwork that would make anyone turn into the next McDonalds they see. These 60 back wraps populated many busy roads throughout the day.

McDonalds had great success with running this bus campaign, as having 60 back wraps on the road created ample brand awareness.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation National Bus Campaign

The heart and Stroke Foundation SA offers a range of corporate wellness services to help you increase productivity, lower risk of occupational conditions, lower absenteeism and disability, and helps to position you as a proactive and holistic employer.

For their latest campaign release, they needed to make people aware of the dangers of using too much salt with your food. They decided on doing a national bus campaign which consisted of 15 back wraps which were routed along Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban for two months. The aim was to spread the message of “Your body doesn’t want the extra salt” to everyday commuters on the road.  

FitChef “One Month Challenge” Bus Campaign

FitChef’s vision is to be the world’s leading real food Solutions Company offering meals with healthy ingredients sold online on a monthly basis for the entire family to enjoy.

FitChef were looking for an interesting yet quick way to promote their one month challenge to people who were looking to lead a healthier lifestyle every day. They decided to use bus advertising to promote their new campaign to get the word out quick and easy. A total of 6 back wrap buses were branded for a period of one month.

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BTS Army Bus Campaign

BTS Army Bus Campaign The South Korean boy band known as BTS has taken the world by storm with their unique brand of Korean pop (Kpop) music. With their rise to international superstardom, it wasn’t long before South Africa discovered and fell completely in love with BTS.

Two fans residing in Cape Town wanted to come up with a concept to promote BTS to a local audience and create visibility and curiosity within the local and global community of fans who were celebrating FESTA – the month the band debuted in 2013. The aim of the concept was to allow the local fanbase (known as the BTS ARMY) to engage with a fun, exciting project. They reached out to Tractor Outdoor to have a look at the various OOH opportunities that could assist them. The campaign was funded privately which meant that they needed a medium that was cost effective and one that would bring the message across quickly but effectively.

The idea was to brand one bus in a full wrap to make it look like a BTS tour bus replica where they ran a competition call to action as the artwork, telling fans that if they spot the bus to take an image and share it via social media to stand a chance to go into a lucky draw to win a BTS Album.

The branded bus made its way onto Cape Town main roads on 10 June 2019, but teaser campaigns went live via Twitter just days before the launch created quite a stir amongst fans waiting in anticipation. With such an overwhelming response from fans, the campaign was extended for another month and ran into the early weeks of August.

The bus was well spotted on Jakes Gerwel, Klifontein Road, N2 Highway, R300 and Govern Mbeki Road as well as various main roads close to the following areas Athlone, Cape Town CBD, Claremont, Cape Gate and Killarney.

This allowed the campaign to further leverage off social media by allowing fans to engage with their Twitter account to upload their images of the bus thus increasing their following and online engagements:

  • During campaign period (21May – 31 June) the account received over 1.3M impressions
  • In June, it peaked at 706K impressions, showing the most engagement during this month
  • They crossed the 3000 follower mark in June (they generally collect about 200+ followers per month)
  • They received 216 entries for the competition.

Mentions:

  • The Weekend Argus approached them to write an article about the bus campaign.
  • The tweets about the bus also travelled around the world and were seen and promoted by numerous international fanbases and were translated into other languages.
  • It was also mentioned on radio – Heart, Goodhope, KFM – but by Lunga Singama on Heartfm in particular.
  • The content producer for a popular South African morning show also reached out and expressed interest in featuring the project.

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