Watch this space......the space is watching you
Car maker Lexus is set to unveil a series of intelligent, super-sized ads on billboards in key locations across the country on Monday. The billboards can tell what type of car you're driving, and will tailor a message just for you.
Equipped with cameras, the smart ads take a snapshot of your car as you approach, measure its features and match it against a database to determine its make, model and colour.
An algorithm then matches this with contextual information such as the time of day, weather conditions and traffic conditions to generate one of 80 configurations, such as: "Hey black Merc driver, the heavens have opened. This is the new Lexus."
All this happens in a split second in order to grab your attention as you zoom past on the freeway.
M&C Saatchi, the advertising agency that worked on the campaign alongside APN Outdoor and TMS, is calling it "direct messaging on steroids".
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