Sony

Technology + Retail

Be moved.

Consumer electronic brands are fiercely tribal—seeing who else is using a product often matters as much as the product itself. As one of the world’s most recognizable brands, Sony continues to rely on 50,000feet for everything from product launches to integrated campaigns, bringing its best-in-class technologies to life. Or more specifically, yours.

By putting Sony Alpha cameras in the hands of professional photographers, we see how Sony’s exclusive technology can capture authentic moments by delivering the power, strength and speed that have become synonymous with the brand.

In this spot, we demonstrate the incredible level of versatility and agility that Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras provide. From the rooftops of Los Angeles to the forests of NoCal, no location is too remote, no subject too challenging and no movement too sudden.

Sony Alpha Artisan Documentaries

As a photographer, your skill decides how far you'll go. But it's your passion that decides where. A companion piece to the main 2015 campaign, this short documentary follows Sony Alpha mirrorless user Gabe Rogel to the kind of destinations that make photographers love their work.

Actions speak louder than words—although they often come together quite nicely. To offer professionals a more practical look at the benefits of Sony Alpha 7 cameras, this short documentary series went behind the scenes with photographer David McLain on shoot for the “The Power Of The Moment" campaign.

Sony Smart Home

Real power answers to no one. It doesn’t compensate. It doesn’t yield. It doesn’t make other plans. Power drives you forward like a ship cutting through the waves: unrestrained, unbending, unstoppable. Using stills from the main shoot, these spots tell the Alpha story with maximum impact.

In every era, there are the alphas—the leaders, the mavericks, the men and women who carry themselves with quiet power. To help the Sony Alpha series of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras face off against incumbents Canon and Nikon, we developed the “Raw Power” campaign. With a target audience more than 80% male, we leveraged aggressive, masculine imagery to viscerally communicate the technological processing and imaging power of the cameras themselves.

With a telltale ribbon and handwritten text woven throughout, the campaign allows us to put the beautiful form factor of the products center stage while infusing the perfect amount of whimsy.

Our third evergreen toolkit in as many years, the 2014 edition took the product-focused visuals a step further—meanwhile turning up the luxury lifestyle angle with photography of high-end interiors.

New year, new season, new challenges—one of which is keeping a brand experience fresh yet familiar. From campaign strategy to visual and messaging guidance to a series of creative applications across print, digital and retail, this toolkit helped ensure that Sony could transition its look and feel seamlessly across channels, all year long.

From lookbooks to in-store retail environments, our work touched virtually every point-of-contact for consumers. Crisp and open, the creative gave the products a truly singular feel.

Reflecting the power that sensory experiences have to transport us, this campaign draws on imagery from far-off and exciting places—be it the concert hall, the amphitheater or the private listening party.

In a campaign targeted at audiophiles, music enthusiasts and (by extension) retailers, we featured Sony’s hi-res audio technology alongside new hi-res albums—timing the ads to drop when the albums did. With print and digital spots headlined by artists like Sting and John Mayer, we helped Sony tell its story of superior sound and land its products on more shelves.

This toolkit established the form-factor-led visuals that would influence Sony campaigns for years to come—balancing lifestyle photography with ample amounts of luxurious negative space.

50,000feet partnered with Sony to develop the creative strategy that informed the concept and execution of the “Love to Give” campaign across print, web, mobile and retail. In the spirit of the season, the campaign helps consumers find perfect gifts that will help bring the holidays to life.

2012 Brand Guide

For our first-ever collaboration with Sony, we developed a 2012 campaign toolkit for use across business lines. Covering everything from retail environments to digital, the design system established here laid the foundation for our national holiday campaign “Love To Give”.