Just How Hot is the 2013 Subaru BRZ?
Epic would be an apt word to describe this new work from DDB Toronto and Radke's Common Good for the 2013 Subaru BRZ. Pretentious works too. Taking the notion of "that's a hot car" to new heights, we see the effects of the BRZ on its surroundings in a parking garage.
From melting paint to sizzling water to boiling puddles, this car ad has all the slo-mo elements any good cargasm requires.
Print, online, ambient, social media, public relations and targeted blogger outreach round out the campaign. Select media and bloggers also had the opportunity to attend the 'Scorched' shoot and get a behind-the-scenes peek at the Subaru BRZ in action.
"This is Subaru's first rear-wheel drive sports coupe and with limited quantities available in Canada this year, it's the most highly anticipated launch in the category," says Geoff Craig, director of marketing, Subaru Canada. "We challenged DDB to accelerate the buzz and launch the BRZ with creative that's just as hot as the car."
An ambient street-art installation produced by DDB Public Relations resulted in movie-style set featuring a burnt mailbox, singed bike rack, melted street lamp and a large 32' heat-blasted brick wall.
Adding to the installation DDB Public Relations partnered with Canadian NFC tech firm, TAPmeTAGS Inc. to provide NFC enabled tags as part of a test-pilot program to encourage consumer interaction onsite. Singed wild postings surrounding the installation encouraged passersby to "tap or snap" using their NFC phones. This directed consumers to a dedicated BRZ landing page where they could learn more about the vehicle, view images and book a test drive.