SapientNitro Moves Further into Interactive Film with Addition of Groundbreaking Creative Shop Campfire
Founded in 2007 by the producers of the boundary-breaking film, The Blair Witch Project, Campfire is widely recognized by the industry for innovative interactive storytelling that shapes perceptions and enhances brand preference through social storytelling, branded content and physical experiences. In 2011, Campfire was named MediaPost's OMMA Magazine ‘Small Agency of the Year', and in 2013, they were awarded Advertising Age's ‘Small Agency Campaign of the Year' for their rule-breaking digital and outdoor campaign to launch the Cinemax show, Hunted.
“We're thrilled to be joining SapientNitro, an agency that we see really breaking boundaries as storytelling advances through the application of technology,” said Jeremiah Rosen, President of Campfire. “In an environment where film is evolving from a passive medium to an active and increasingly interactive one, their passion for blurring the lines of media and driving the future of how consumers connect is in deep alignment with everything we have created at Campfire.”
The move will unite two innovators known for harnessing the combined power of creativity and technology to create multi-dimensional experiences for leading brands. Campfire will strengthen SapientNitro's branded content, entertainment, social engagement and interactive film powers. Campfire joins SapientNitro's connected capabilities across brand, digital, commerce, and technology and expands its storyscaping approach which embraces the entire experience space to allow brands to create not just ads but worlds, as it builds not just compelling story lines, but technology-enabled, always-on story systems.
“The world around us continues to change, but fundamentally what connects people to each other is the power of a good story,” said Gaston Legorburu, worldwide Chief Creative Officer of SapientNitro. “What Campfire brings to our team is a mix of seasoned filmmakers and storytellers who leverage the latest technology to craft experiences that come straight out of the future.”
Campfire's recent campaign for Nissan's Infiniti brand – “DEJA VIEW” – is viewed as a window into the future of television and film and is an example of their ability to create, craft and connect stories with consumers across technology and film platforms. A first in the auto industry, it combines cinematic narrative with new technologies – including the latest natural language processing systems – to create an immersive entertainment experience that is unique to practically each and every viewer.