The Story Lab and Carat unlock instant rewards for beachgoers with Mastercard

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Dentsu Aegis Network agencies, The Story Lab and Carat have partnered with Pedestrian.TV to unlock instant rewards for beachgoers in a series of pop-up activations for Mastercard Debit Rewards.

Designed to spread the word and drive awareness of Mastercard’s Australian-first debit rewards program amongst their Millennial audience in a unique and authentic way, the distinctive, personalised beachside activations have injected a bit of fun into the punters’ everyday.

Against the striking backdrops of Sydney’s Cronulla Beach and Melbourne’s St Kilda Beach, and incorporating the larger-than-life vision of artist George Rose, beachgoers were given the opportunity to physically unlock a wealth of instant rewards from one of four vintage school lockers. 

From beach games and sunnies, to Event Cinema tickets, Crust Pizza vouchers and Xbox gaming codes, each reward was guaranteed to make the recipient’s day just a little bit better, whilst directing them to access even more rewards and offers through the Mastercard Debit Rewards program online. 

The activations are a part of a broader campaign with Pedestrian.TV, including video content and an editorial series that marries the passions of the audience with the exclusive rewards anchored to these. 

Namita Sopal, Group Business Director, The Story Lab said, “Mastercard’s new and innovative debit rewards program is designed with the Millennial audience in mind; for which experiences of being rewarded can seem few and far between. In order to excite them about the product, we needed to inject that joyful feeling in their everyday – and their Instagram feeds. Our beachside activations have done just that!”  

Speaking of the campaign, Sarah Pike, Head of Marketing & Communications, Mastercard Australasia said, “This campaign was built with our audience’s key passions in mind. This gave us the licence to have a lot of fun. Together, with our agency partners The Story Lab and Carat, and media partner Pedestrian.TV, we’re getting Mastercard Debit Rewards on their radar in a really exciting way.”

James McManus, Head of Creative Projects, Pedestrian.TV added, “These pop-ups are all about mobilising and gamifying Mastercard Debit Rewards, stretching out to unexpected summer hubs and giving young beach goers a big smile and a taste of the ultimate freebies they can score for sticking with Mastercard.”

Mastercard Debit Rewards is the first rewards program in Australia giving Debit Mastercard cardholders access to special offers and experiences just for doing what they are already doing - making purchases with their Debit Mastercard.