HERNDON, Va. Jan. 20, 2011 Detroit
Audi has dramatically increased its focus on environmental awareness as seen in its revolutionary TDI clean diesel product line and its e-tron electric supercar. The move to digital distribution is expected to reduce the amount of printed material handed out at shows by up to 90% by the end of the 2010-2011 season. It’s also expected to have a considerable impact on the printing, shipping and distribution costs associated with delivering brochures to millions of attendees over the course of the auto show season.
Digital Collateral is providing the technology platform, which enables visitors with smartphones to scan special, 2-dimensional "QR" barcodes that have been placed next to each model on the show floor. Scanning a code adds that model’s brochure to an online library that can be viewed right from a phone, or from any computer after the show. Visitors without smartphones can send free SMS text messages to populate their libraries- so anyone capable of sending a text can make use of the platform. The service is complimentary, requires no pre-registration, and visitors’ personal information is never revealed.
Jaxon Repp Denver
Audi will continue to offer this service at major auto shows throughout the rest of the 2010-2011 season in the U.S.
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SOURCE Audi of America, Inc.