Panasonic Oxyride Identity & Product Launch
Panasonic asked i&D to develop an identity and marketing materials for their new super-performance consumer battery called Oxyride. We created a powerful, award-winning product launch that generated a buzz in the industry. Marketing, awareness and POP materials helped boost sales and secure product placement in Toys R Us, Duane Reade and Six Flags. In addition to the identity, i&D created all battery packaging, print & web advertising, a promotional kit, in-store POP displays, an interactive promotional racing game, animation for the Times Square Astrovision screen and an internal launch event.
The Result award-winning product launch that created a buzz in the industry and led to product placement in some of the nation’s largest retailers.
Internal Launch Event
The Oxyride identity was created by i&D to have a contemporary and younger feel, and to reflect its ‘extreme power.’ These batteries outperformed and lasted longer than normal batteries, and they were targeting a younger more active and energetic audience (teenagers and young adults).
i&D created the Oxyride packaging to stand out in a retail environment, while maintaining the brand standards for battery packages. The Oxyride X logo became a playful element and dipped behind type and the ‘Panasonic horn’ on the packaging. We also created small insert pamphlets that sat in front of the actual batteries within the blisterpack touting various product benefits.
We developed a print advertising campaign utilizing ‘extreme and powerful’ imagery to engage the audience and reinforce the power of the product. The Oxyride X is again used in a playful way in the ads – bleeding off the page, slightly transparent and stamp-like, bringing your eye to the headline.
This promotional kit, which included a brochure, coupon, branded tin containing two Oxyride batteries with a circular pamphlet and an Oxyride X pin, was created by i&D to educate and excite retailers about the new product.
Interactive Race & Win Game
To show off the product’s power, Panasonic built a car that was powered by 2 Oxyride batteries and could carry an adult over a mile. We wanted to use this to generate a buzz within their target demographic (teenagers and young adults) so we developed the Oxyride Race & Win Game. You start by inserting 2 Oxyride batteries into the car, and then you get to race it around a track shaped like the Oxyride logo, picking up power boosts and other cool action items along the way. Players with the highest scores won Panasonic products powered by Oxyride batteries. Watch a demonstration of the Oxyride Race & Win Game by clicking on the video below:
We also created dynamic animated banner ads that appeared on music and gaming websites to drive traffic to the Oxyride Race & Win Game. Watch one of the banner animations by clicking on the video below:
Various point of purchase (POP) displays were developed by i&D for Toys r Us, Target and Six Flags theme parks. We married these retailers’ existing brand elements with our campaign to create seamless materials that delivered the Oxyride message while following their brand guidelines.
We developed sell sheets for all standard POP displays which were sent out to other retailers.
Time Square Astrovision Screen Animation
To promote the product launch, Panasonic asked us to create an animation for their Astrovision screen in Times Square. We developed a cool, brand-centric animation that gave personality to the Oxyride logo on a large stage. Watch the Times Square animation by clicking on the video below:
Internal Launch Event
We wanted Panasonic employees to become ‘Buzz Agents’ and help spread the word about Oxyride, so we developed fun promotional materials to arm them with and organized an internal launch event. The Race & Win Game was set up on plasma screens, product demonstrations were showcased, and email blasts were created to promote the event. Since this was internal, we even created a special version of the Oxyride game where you gained bonus points for running over the Energizer bunny!