Renault Joins Forces with “Solo: A Star Wars Story” in Pan-European Campaign

Fans from 25 Countries Have the Chance to Participate in Pan-European Campaign by Renault

Renault is teaming up with “Solo: A Star Wars Story” to provide a thrilling experience for its customers ahead of the launch of the film, released in UK cinemas on 24 May 2018.

From April to July 2018, the automotive brand is inviting everyone to ‘take the alternative road’ through a pan-European campaign—designed and produced in collaboration with Lucasfilm, Disney and Publicis Conseil.

For the French car manufacturer, this is an unprecedented collaboration which will be live in 25 countries throughout Europe.

When the brand joins forces with “Solo: A Star Wars Story“, it is natural to expect adventure. In the all-new movie featuring the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy, consumers will find out how taking the alternative road led Han Solo to meet his mighty future co-pilot, Chewbacca.

The brand has also partnered with Shazam to provide those on their commute a chance to taste the experience—at their bus stop. Taking part is simple: participants just have to use their Shazam app to scan the Renault and “Solo: A Star Wars Story” out of home advertising—then the adventure begins.

This activation launches a video where the user can explore the KADJAR, observing each aspect of the vehicle as if it was just in front of their eyes via augmented reality. Users then click through to learn more about the features of the vehicle.

The augmented reality experience is just one part of the fully integrated campaign, which also includes a TV spot that stars Chewbacca. Renault also worked with leading visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic, known for their work on the Star Wars films, to create the special effects in the TV spot.

In addition to the exclusive in-dealership and Shazam experiences, the brand is also running a competition which will provide those who enter the chance to win a variety of goodies and “money can’t buy” experiences. Consumers can enter the competition by visiting their nearest dealership.

Alongside the TV spot, press and out of home materials communicating to the general public, the majority of the assets developed will be published on digital platforms. The content has been developed with customer profiles at its heart, providing a tailored experience for each different audience.

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