AAMI uses geo-targeted Spotify ads to keep Victorian roads safe

The latest ‘Warning Spots’ audio ads from AAMI, via Ogilvy Melbourne, warn Spotify listeners when they’re approaching dangerous driving areas.

Across the Labour Day long weekend in Victoria, drivers enjoying their music through Spotify’s free service would have heard their ads swapped for warnings for impending road hazards – followed by the famous AAMI jingle.

“Utilising data about recent Victorian road accidents, dangerous hotspots on some of Australia’s busiest roads were identified,” says Toby Gill, marketing manager at AAMI.

“By using sophisticated geo-targeting capabilities, AAMI was able to serve bespoke ads to Spotify listeners in precise locations, warning them of the specific dangers ahead.”

Launched along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road over the long weekend, AAMI’s ‘Warning Spots’ campaign was delivered to listeners approaching the six most dangerous locations, with additional geo-targeted ads hitting inner-city Melbourne drivers as they approach accident hotspots. AAMI says it anticipates the campaign to continue.

“We were excited to work with AAMI on its initiative to make the roads a safer place. The campaign made great use of geo-targeted, audio creative that we hope will continue to resonate with drivers going forward,” says Matt Bryant, ANZ creative strategist for Spotify.

In addition to geo-targeting, the ads were also deployed with frequency capping to avoid re-playing to locals. Different versions of the ‘Warning Spots’ messages also played as listeners approached trigger locations, served only as audio ads as to not distract drivers.

“Road Safety is at the heart of everything AAMI stands for. And road trips, especially on a long weekend, are a major part of what it means to be Australian,” says David Ponce de Leon, ECD, Ogilvy Melbourne.

“We were thrilled to be able to partner with the Spotify platform in such an innovative way that helped to keep Australians safe on our roads.”

 

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Josh Loh
BY Josh Loh ON 14 March 2019
Josh Loh is a newswriter and editorial assistant at MarketingMag.com.au