Great Direct Mail Piece Puts a Porsche in Your Driveway

Sneaky move by Canadian auto dealer

Usually, when someone sneaks up to a rich guy's house and drives off with a Porsche, it's a reason to call the police. This time, it might be a reason to call an auto dealership. In a clever spin on direct mail for Toronto's Pfaff Automotive, Canadian agency Lowe Roche photographed one of the dealership's Porsches in the driveways of affluent homes, then used each image to create an ad left at the home where it was shot. The headline: "It's closer than you think." The result, according to the agency's case study video below, was a 32 percent response rate to a site where recipients could schedule a test drive. Direct mail is typically about hitting as many people as possible for as low a cost as possible, but this creative idea shows that for luxury brands, a smaller effort can sometimes go a long way. Credits after the jump.

CREDITS
Client: Pfaff Porsche
Agency: Lowe Roche, Toronto
Creative Directors: Dave Douglass, Pete Breton
Art Director: JP Gravina
Copywriter: Simon Craig
Print Producer: Beth Mackinnon
Account Team: Dave Carey
Video Production: Motion Pantry
Director / Cameraman / Editor: Dean Vargas