Idea

2013 was the year of the selfie. It was also the year of the Moto X by Motorola – a phone that can be designed to be as unique as you are. In the spirit of the times we thought, why not make configuring a Moto X as simple as taking a selfie?

So we developed Moto Match, a proprietary algorithm that reads primary and secondary colors from any photo and customizes a Moto X to match.

Then we installed Moto Match everywhere— from music festivals to vacant storefronts to the runway shows at New York’s Fashion Week. From these kiosks and installations people can share their unique creation—or print out their design, which contains a unique URL—to purchase their Moto X later.

We also took Moto Match to Facebook, where people can select from their gallery to create personal or themed configurations. They can share or purchase their creations with a click.

Moto Match transformed the relationship we have with configurators by replacing menus and color swatches with something as simple and personal as a selfie.

Results

Half of all phones sold were designed online and Moto Match was a big part of it.

The digital OOH and Facebook app received a lot of favorable press, which helped reinforce Moto X’s positioning as the phone “designed by you”.