How Deadpool dominated the world

How Deadpool dominated the world

Marketing Campaign

TURNING A COMIC BOOK SMART ASS INTO A LEGEND (WITH AN ASS THAT WON’T QUIT)

Subtlety isn’t Deadpool’s game. Armed Mind's campaign was no different, thrusting the spandex-wearing superhero’s goods directly into the faces of fans. And it seems they loved it, making Deadpool Fox’s best performing Digital HD title in history.

Even with a kick-ass story, a bad-ass hero, and enough ass-accentuating spandex to make some moviegoers blush, Home Entertainment campaign faced unique challenges:

  1. 1) Reenergize devoted fans and newcomers after the massively successful theatrical campaign
  2. 2) Develop widely accessible initiatives without sacrificing Deadpool’s hilariously crude tone

Luckily, Deadpool loves breaking the fourth wall (and shameless self-promotion). Our anti-hero’s outrageous, self-aware personality lent itself to broad content that captured the tone of the film and got audiences noticeably excited (if you know what we mean).

 

The video case study below was created by Armed Mind to summarize the entire campaign which includes participation from Hi5, Think Jam, Allison + Partners, Zenith+. For more information on Armed Mind’s contributions, scroll down!
Deadpool Home Entertainment Global Marketing Campaign
Client
Fox Home Entertainment
Project
Deadpool Home Entertainment Global Marketing Campaign
What We Did
  • Branding and Strategy
  • Campaign Ideation
  • Social and Digital Content
  • Original Videos and Cinemagraphs
  • Snapchat Campaign

FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT’S MOST SUCCESSFUL DIGITAL RELEASE EVER.

In terms of sales, Deadpool came fast and hard. With 200 million impressions on social media and extensive organic media coverage, the obsessive reaction of fans was a dangerous stroke to Deadpool’s already massive ego. In the end, the expansive and unprecedented digital campaign became Fox’s best performing Digital HD title to date.

Results
  • Fastest selling superhero Digital HD movie 1MM+ Sales in debut week
  • #1 In DVD and Blu-Ray Sales 3 Weeks in a row
  • 1MM Views of Live Stream 5MM Views from PR
  • 18MM+ Views of Deadpole 28MM Impressions from PR
  • Most Watched Honest Trailer 13.5MM Views

Total Reach:

200MM EARNED IMPRESSIONS

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