Philips Sonicare in The Sims FreePlay

Philips Sonicare wanted to capture new audiences by engaging them through casual gaming. Working with The Sims, we helped to choreograph an authentic experience between game and online retail.

Connecting with a character

Philips Sonicare is a brand based on science, an attribute we wanted to highlight in the lighthearted and comedic context of The Sims FreePlay. We created a character, a scientist named Max, to bridge the gap between the real world and the Sims world.

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Motivating through gameplay

We worked with Philips Sonicare and EA to define a series of branded in-game objects and goals to introduce users to the Philips Sonicare brand.

Removing friction

Success meant maintaining engagment through the transition from game play to purchase. We used a combination of Sims and Philips Sonicare elements to maintain consistency as the user moved from one world to the other. While we provided a number of options for users to learn more, these were secondary to the coupon itself.

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