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UberToys

DDB PARIS / UBER / 2019

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Overview

Background

In 2011, Uber was launched in France and it felt like magic to have a car available at the tip of your fingers. Eight years later, there are dozen of ridesharing apps, and the magic of Uber was gone, mostly replaced by people complaining on social media about the service. In this context and to renew the passion of customers who used to see Uber as an innovative brand, we had to bring back magic to the streets.

Idea

That’s what’s UberToys did. Six life-sized Toy Cars offering rides in three big cities : Paris, Zurich and Vienna, over one month for free.

Strategy

Our Target Audience was every Uber customer of Paris, Zurich and Vienna, and more globally French, Swiss and Austrian people who saw the campaign online thru UGC and the two films we made to promote UberToys.

Execution

It started with a Launch film that unveil the possiblity to order an UberToy,

and a first wave of influencers that had the privilege to ride with an UberToy. After that, we released the six cars for ten days in each city : Paris, Zurich and Vienna. Every Uber customer could order an UberToy if the car was available.

Outcome

The effect was incredible and in just a week the number of positive interactions with Uber went from 23% to 88%. Brand Favorability increased by 17%, that’s a huge number in the car sharing industry, UberToys reached more than 230m PR Impressions.

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