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Middleware Company Solace Asks 'What Could Go Wrong' in Witty Spots

Barbarian creates series of dry, humorous ads and launches Solace's PubSub+

Middleware Company Solace Asks 'What Could Go Wrong' in Witty Spots

Creative agency, Barbarian, and middleware company, Solace have collaborated to create a new campaign to raise awareness of the Solace brand and intro its new product called PubSub+ —  a free, cloud-based messaging software.

The two 60-second spots are geared towards the developer community, one that has its own set of rules and is very sceptical of everything, especially when it comes to marketing gimmicks and new developer tools. To reach this community, Barbarian realised that they need to speak its language, which fuelled a campaign comprised of witty and dry humour. As the product is free to use, Barbarian developed a digital campaign that poses the question of “what’s the worst that can happen?” should you use the software – further tapping into the sceptical developer mindset. As evident in the videos, apparently a lot can go wrong… Within the videos, Barbarian created a humorous narrative that capitalises on relevant and cultural topics within the developer community, while simultaneously showcasing Solace’s unique offerings. 

The digital campaign lives online on a landing page, created by Barbarian, and emulates a “choose your own adventure” approach, which is popular amongst Developer culture and a digestible way to deliver dense product information.

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Category: Business Services , Business Software

Genre: Comedy , People