Last night, as the action unfolded at the 50th edition of the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, this new media opportunity was clearly at work as Kiwis across the nation contributed to over 200,500 story views of content uploaded to the Vodafone Snapchat handle during proceedings—an experience far removed from that of fans 50 years ago, whose could only have seen the talent of the day if they were actually in attendance at the event.
Vodafone has launched a new competition in its official app for the New Zealand Music Awards, an event its sponsored for 10 years. The ever-evolving app has become a central showpiece in the tech company’s sponsorship of the event.
With a big pitch on the go and some unwanted attention from the Commerce Commission and the ASA for misleading and irresponsible advertising, Vodafone’s been in the news a bit recently. But it’s got something slightly more positive to shout about now: an augmented reality (AR) application to celebrate its sponsorship of the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.