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Oldest tyre company Apollo Tyres, which also revamped their brand communication with their new portfolio ‘You First Technology’ last year, decided to communicate their leadership position in the market to the consumer. Along with their OOH agency Vivaki Specialist Services, the brand executed a smart OOH campaign with an aim to establish their lineage and create a larger than life imagery of Apollo Tyres. Iconic sites with neon signs and 3D at the Delhi and Mumbai airports were utilized to create high-visibility. The media planning designed for the airports focused on premium locations and iconic sites, which were out-of-thebox and could attract maximum attention from the domestic and international flyers. With little or no tyre making companies predominantly present in the OOH medium, the brand decided to go the whole hog with it. While the OOH creative showcased a 20 feet 3D tyre on the sites, the agency also decided to combine the logo and the tyre as part of the creative theme to build a greater brand association with the product. The site at the Delhi airport was 60’x 20’ while the tyre size was 19.2’ x 17.5’. Besides, the logo size was 31.3’x11.1’ and the LED ticker size was 29.9’x2.5’ with a curtain neon. With the Mumbai airport site size being 33.5’x18.5’, the size of the tyre created was 16.9’x15.5’, with a logo size 19.9’x7.1’and a LED ticker size 14.4’x1.4’ big. Creating such a scale was no mean task for the agency which faced several issues in creating the structure, design and the material. The agency was looking at deploying a 20 feet tyre which could weigh over 400 kg. Also, the structure was to be located on top of the building with substantial wind pressure which obviously posed a big challenge while execution. A team of civil and structural engineers was assigned to develop a structure that could sustain the weight of 400 kilograms along with wind pressure. A major issue was also with containing the weight and dimensions of the tyre within the allowed structural extensions at the bottom while maintaining the look and feel.
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