Imagination Creates Dynamic Auto Show Experience for Ford in Geneva

- Ford stand features over 20 hands-on experiences - Imagination, the global brand communications agency, has designed a hands-on, interactive stand for Ford Motor Company to engage visitors at the 80th Geneva International Motor Show, open to the public until Sunday 14th March. Ford will use the Geneva Motor Show as the European platform for the introduction of another model in its Global C-car product line-up.

Geneva, Switzerland, March 09, 2010 --( With over 700,000 people visiting the event over 10 days, the challenge for Ford was to find a way to stand out in a very large crowd. The aim was to deliver an experiential Motor Show stand that encourages visitor interaction, showcases key innovations and builds engagement with the Ford brand and product range.

The Ford stand features over 20 hands-on activities delivering messages about new technology, sustainability, and Ford kinetic Design. Visitors can ‘feel the difference’ with the next-generation Ford Focus Control Blade Challenge, ‘test-drive’ the new Focus through a virtual augmented reality cityscape, or customise their own Ford Ka and have the chance to see it built Live by the Pro Rider team, fresh from their successful French TV programme. It is the combined effort of on-stand experiences like these that relay key product stories that groups of people can enjoy and share.

For Ford at this year’s Geneva Motor Show we are raising the bar on ‘Content and Engagement’. “We’re aiming to encourage people to have fun on the Ford stand whilst learning about all of the fantastic technology, design and sustainability stories the latest Ford product range offers” said Jordan Waid, Imagination’s creative director for its Ford of Europe business.

"Geneva is one of the most important international auto shows for Ford, and with the sheer volume of new products and technologies we are revealing this year, it is critical that we connect with all of the visitors to our stand in an interesting and impactful manner," said Paul Thomas, Ford of Europe's vice president of Marketing.

Sushil Mitchell
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