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How to make the most out of your car placement

August 8, 2017


Did you know that the majority of our centres can accommodate car placements? We have managed car placement bookings for brands including Mini, Tesla, Suzuki, Citroen, Kia and Toyota. Here is some advice on how to make the most out of your car placements.



Show your cars some TLC


When your cars are taken out the showroom, visual display is vital to create impact along the mall. The context of a car dealership showroom is very different to the backdrop of a shopping centre therefore brand signifiers and marketing POS materials are crucial.  If your cars are unmanned, ensure you provide your customers with visual information in the form of vinyl stickers, flags, wraps and banners. The more creative the better.



Prospect Shopping Centre - Minstergate Hyundai. February 2017 (Valentines theme)


 Abbeycentre, Newtownabbey  - Charles Hurst Citroen (August 2017)



Pop up showrooms 


If your budget will allow, it may be worth investing in a pop-up showroom type display. Elms Mini Stansted, who booked a car placement promotion in Harvey Shopping Centre, Harlow in 2015, opted for a pop-up showroom on the mall with an added sense of style, coolness and energy. The added props - mirror, bags, accessories, lightbox - add to the cool factor of the Mini brand.


 Elms Mini Stansted (now Barons Stansted Mini) advertising in Harvey Shopping Centre, Harlow



Avoid the 'parked car' look


Ideally, it is best to arrange your cars at odd angles so it is obvious you are carrying out a car placement promotion and not simply parking each vehicle. For single car promotions, framing your car for example under a gazebo can it make it more eyecatching from a distance.


 Panda Motors (Swansea) Ltd - St Elli Shopping Centre, Llanelli


 Kia car placement - Forum Shopping Centre, Wallsend


Unmanned displays


If a car placement is not feasible, have you thought about installing a leaflet totem along the mall? Young Driver instal