Audi

15 Years of Audi

There’s a rule of 3 that says the top 3 brands will hold 80% of the market. Well, Audi wasn’t in the top 3 in 2007. It was the 7th most cross-shopped luxury car. By challenging conventions and taking on the competition head on and directly, we helped Audi become the 2nd most cross-shopped luxury car, as well as the fastest growing luxury car for several consecutive years. Along the way, we put old luxury on notice with an iconic scene from the Godfather, built an Airbnb out in the salt flats and equipped it with an Audi R8, championed progress with the first-ever sponsorship of a presidential inauguration in 2008 and a sponsorship of the presidential debates in 2016, launched Audi’s first electric vehicle around the globe, celebrated equal pay for equal work, created a new standard for automotive retail advertising and generally showed the world how marketing can help a brand change the game, and win.

15 Years of Audi
Results

     

Market Share:
2X
Brand Awareness:
+83%
Consideration:
+68%
Consecutive Record-Setting Sales Months:
+90

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