Credits & Description:
Type of Entry: Graphic Design & Design Crafts
Category: Advertising Typography
Product/Service: BMW M3 COUPE
Entrant Company: SERVICEPLAN Munich, GERMANY
Design/Advertising Agency: SERVICEPLAN Munich, GERMANY
Chief Creative Officer: Alexander Schill (serviceplan)
Creative Director: Maik Kaehler (serviceplan)
Creative Director: Christoph Nann (serviceplan)
Copywriter: Andreas Schriewer (serviceplan)
Art Director: Manuel Wolff (serviceplan)
Art Director: Roman Becker (serviceplan)
The BMW M3 Coupé is one of the fastest coupés in the world. Its performance really exceeds all expectations. Our aim was to transport the benefits of the product, as well as to get the most out of the advertising space.
Describe the brief from the client:
The brief was to promote the BMW M3 Coupé with a very special billboard at the Hamburg airport – a 50 x 2m light wall in the middle of the arrivals hall.
Description of how you arrived at the final design:
Checking the location and realising the shiny, reflecting floor in the rather dark arrivals hall, we came up with the idea to work with the reflection.
For a car that knows no boundaries, we created a billboard that doesn’t either. We designed a headline out of a special font: letters, which can be mirrored. Their reflection on the shiny floor made them complete.
Indication of how successful the outcome was in the market:
We created a campaign that illustrated the brand- and product-values: through innovation – one of the most important brand values – BMW manages to achieve more than what seems possible. The billboard exceeded its maximum for a car that exceeds maximums.
We reached the 1.07 million people passing* in a way no normal billboard would have reached them.
Furthermore, we simply doubled the media space and the attention – which saved us 41,000 Euros of media budget.
* Source: Hamburg Airport, for our publication time between October and December 2010
The Design & Branding titled LIGHT WALL REFLECTION was done by Serviceplan advertising agency for product: BMW M3 Coupe (brand: BMW) in Germany. It was released in the Jun 2011.