Audi, one of the rare automakers investing heavily in advertising electric vehicles, is expanding its movie product placement of electric cars with an e-tron appearance in the new Spider-Man movie.
Earlier this year, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” featured the all-electric Audi e-tron Sportback concept and the Audi e-tron GT concept in product placement.
The experience wasn’t exactly flawless as the studio ended up adding gas engine sound to Audi’s electric e-tron, but they are nonetheless moving forward with another placement.
The German automaker partnered with Sony Pictures Entertainment on the next Spider-Man movie:
“Audi vehicle placement in “Spider-Man: Far From Home” includes the all-electric Audi e-tron and the all-new Audi A7 and Audi Q8. Audi vehicles will also make an appearance at the “Spider-Man: Far From Home” Hollywood premiere this summer.”
Sven Schuwirth, Head of Brand Audi, Digital Business and Customer Experience at Audi, said about the announcement:
“Teaming up with Sony Studios gives us an ideal opportunity to stage Audi´s electric offensive in a spectacular environment and to customize this important technology for a highly engaged audience. Therefore product placement plays a significant role in our new brand strategy.“
On top of the product placement in the movie, they have also produced a digital short titled “Science Fair” featuring Peter Parker (Tom Holland), his best friend Ned (Jacob Batalon), and the Audi e-tron GT concept:
As usual, I like to commend Audi for being amongst a select few automakers to put real money behind advertising and promoting electric vehicles.
— Fred Lambert (@FredericLambert) June 8, 2019
However, I feel like they are often missing the mark on the actual advertising.
The engine noise in the Avenger movie is an obvious one, but I also don’t understand this digital short – you can bring an electric car to a science fair as your own project?
Either way, the e-tron GT concept looks incredible so there’s that.
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