Submitted by: Print Power 27/10/2017
In an effort to support the innovative thinking that the Mercedes-Benz brand stands for, the challenge was to launch a new model in a creative and immersive way that worked within the confines of direct mail. The idea was to bridge the gap between offline and online - looking to merge the two to create a seamless experience for prospective customers and lead to purchase of the car.
The task was also to engage recipients with something new that supported the car's innovative concept.
Audience insight shows that the ideal GLC buyers were early adopters to technology which led them to identify their desire to be the first to try something new. Status driven, and relatively fickle on brand loyalty, the DM needed to deliver something big to this audience.
So, a hologram of the all new GLC was created – an innovative technology itself that had previously not been utilised in this channel.
14,913 people received the direct mail piece which contained a die-cut Perspex which they were able to assemble themselves into a pyramid shape.
Then, by visiting a custom built microsite, recipients were directed to place the pyramid on their phone or iPad. This then projected a 3D holographic image of the vehicle and a film about the car's concept.