Game of Thrones Transmedia Case Study

Campfire worked with HBO to raise awareness for it’s new show "Game of Thrones", an adaptation of George RR Martin’s epic fantasy novels. To do this, Campfire brought the world of Westeros to life through a series of interactive experiences based around the 5 senses. 

The novels already had a passionate and connected fan base, so the strategy was to activate those fans and have them broadcast their excitement to a wider audience. The campaign managed to atract a large audience to the show, which where then surprised by the many unexpected storytelling twists and turns ultimately leading to that audience reading the books. 

There was a time when pretty much everyone I knew was reading the many thousands of pages that are the novels and all conversations began with a review of progress to ensure no spoilers were shared accidentally.

The second season begins on April 1, and looks to be equally enthralling.  

For more on transmedia do not miss our comprehensive summaries of The Futures of Entertainment conferences FoE4 & FoE5 featuring panels with Campfire staff. 


Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit

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