GE Launches Global Coding Challenge Via Clemenger BBDO Sydney

GE Launches Global Coding Challenge Via Clemenger BBDO Sydney
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After a successful campaign across Australia and New Zealand in 2015, GE and Clemenger BBDO Sydney have taken their ‘Tweeting Machines’ campaign global. Designed to demonstrate the power of the Industrial Internet, the campaign sees all of GE’s smartest machines present in Rio taking to Twitter in their mother tongue (binary).

GEeks Go For #CC9900 is much more than a product demonstration of the Internet of Things. Hidden in the machines’ Twitter conversations is a coding challenge aimed squarely at the world’s best software engineers and data scientists.

Anyone that thinks they have what it takes can register at www.geeksgoforgold.com – with the first to the finish line winning USD $10,000 and a trip to GE’s Minds & Machines conference in San Francisco this November.

“GE is a digital industrial company and this campaign is a very tangible demonstration of that,” said Emma Rugge-Price, VP, brand & communications, GE Australia & New Zealand.

“It showcases the Industrial Internet in a way that’s really compelling for our audience and it’s great to see our global markets get behind the challenge.”

“We’re incredibly excited to be rolling this campaign out on a global scale. It’s a brilliant way for GE to show off their technical nous, and start a conversation with some of the world’s brightest software engineers and data scientists” says Emily Perrett, managing director of Clemenger BBDO Sydney.

Paul Nagy, executive creative director at Clemenger BBDO, added, “Last time, the challenge took around three weeks to solve. We’re on Day Six, and we’ve had over 40,000 visits to the site. 260 are already through to the final stage. Shouldn’t be too long till some ‘beautiful mind’ cracks the winner’s podium.”

The campaign is being supported in a range of media across Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the US, Germany, France, the UK, Hungary, Turkey, the Middle East, and of course, Brazil.

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