At the North American International Auto Show, held January 12 to 25 in Detroit, experiential marketing agency George P. Johnson used R.F.I.D. and iBeacons to create an interactive experience for Nissan that guests controlled on their smartphones. Using geolocation, the system provided information about specific vehicles as guests moved close to them. They could also play games and download marketing materials. “Literally as you are going around, the experience you are having is 100 percent unique to you,” said John Capano, senior vice president for strategy and planning for George P. Johnson. “And we could make adjustments in real time. If we had a car that was not getting enough attention, we could change the call to action, change the signage.” Capano said the activation provided extensive data that showed high dwell times and engagement.
Photo: Courtesy of George P. Johnson