This Ad for Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 is Styled as a Thriller

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 4, 2016
References: psfk
In order to show off the power of its Snapdragon 820 mobile processor, Qualcomm worked with Ogilvy & Mather to create a dynamic advertisement that's disguised as a Hollywood-style psychological thriller.

'Lifeline' is a 32-minute short film that stars Chinese pop culture icon Leehom Wang and Olivia Munn, who mysteriously disappears with only her phone left behind as a clue as to her whereabouts. The phone's best features, powered by the Snapdragon 820 mobile processor, are worked into the storyline, showing off technologies like ultrasonic 3D biometric security, quick charging times and high-quality image captures.

There are many ways that consumers can get around viewing advertisements in the digital age, so this kind of lengthy branded content could signal a shift towards more cinematic storylines that viewers will actively seek out, rather than attempt to avoid.