Utilising Smirnoff’s Russian heritage, we created an experiential platform – an espionage-style organisation led by Russian playboy, Nikolai and set about recruiting Agents.
Drawn to the website, consumers were invited to create an alter-ego, their Agent Identity. Their brief: to prove their worthiness by recruiting Agents, executing covert missions and submitting documentary evidence. Agents were notified of missions via text message, given a retrieval code and directed back online to obtain their mission brief.
Some Agents proactively created their own missions. Some went to extraordinary lengths to prove their loyalty (One Agent got a tattoo of the Smirnoff logo on his arm). Successful mission completion elevated an Agents status, increasing their chance of attending an elite Agent gathering (party).