Rain-Activated Messages Advertise Bumbershoot Festival on Seattle Sidewalks

Bumbershoot - Rain Activated Advertising

The 2014 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival is less than a month a way, and to remind local Seattleites about the event, ad agency Publicis leveraged one of the things that the city has in abundance; rain.

While Seattle doesn’t rank highest in the amount of annual rainfall, it does rank in the top 5 in the US for cloudy days.

The agency used stencils and a spray system called NeverWet to create a message that repelled water. When the sidewalk was dry the message was invisible, but when it rained the message was revealed against the wet sidewalk around it.

[via Agency Spy]

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