Let There Be Light

When Audi was launching the 2019 model of its A8, the car company wanted its advertising campaign to contain a unique element. The aim was to showcase the rear lights, which are of OLED (organic light-emitting diode) type. Audi’s branding and creative agencies Venables Bell & Partner and PHD turned to Structural Graphics to create a four-page insert in Departures magazine, which is posted to the 25,000 members of the American Express Platinum Card.

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The insert really stood out from the crowd. The magazine was posted in a padded envelope which also held a small, elegant box containing a copy of a real remote key for the new model. On the cover of the four-page insert was a rear view of the car. When the reader pressed the key, the car “opened” and the rear lights lit up.

The insert made a huge impression. News of it featured on Fox News, The Drum, CNET and Adweek, and it quickly became a viral sensation.

Ethan Goller is President of Structural Graphics. The company is based in Essex, Connecticut and has just celebrated its 40th anniversary. He says Invercote was an obvious choice for the insert.

“That was for two reasons. First, the insert had to be covered in black ink, and the best way to do that is to print against the grain. I’ve been using Invercote for many years. It’s sublime and it never cracks, whatever the fibre direction. The other reason was that the carrier page was made of Invercote and I didn’t want to combine two different types of paper.”

“I’ve been using Invercote for many years. It’s sublime and it never cracks, whatever the fibre direction.”

Ethan Goller, Structural Graphics

Facts

Brand: Audi

Product: Magazine insert

Paperboard: Invercote Creato

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