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Case Study › Firestone Indy 500

Bringing Firestone's racing history to fans in Europe

Bringing the Batibouw experience to every home

The Indy 500 is considered the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing." As part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport, it's a must-see event for all racing fans. But this historic American event is lesser-known in Europe, and Europeans' knowledge of Firestone's rich racing heritage is almost non-existent. It wasn't for lack of passion. It was because most motorsport fans never had the chance to experience it. 

Business challenge

Get Firestone to reach as many European racing enthusiasts as possible by organising a creative and effective social media campaign. 

Insights

Firestone's history in racing is legendary. In the early days, founder Harvey Firestone often used the racetrack as a proving ground to test innovations for his tyre technology. We knew there was plenty of old footage and images to share — we just needed to find a way to bring the content to life.   

Ideas

Using vintage footage and photos from the company's archives, we repurposed the content to tell the story of Firestone's racing history and the Indy 500 through an online quiz and interactive ads. 

By transforming old visuals into Boomerangs and adding a countdown clock for each question, we designed an engaging and fun way for people to learn more about this iconic part of Firestone history. 

We then organised a strategic digital campaign to reach as many people as possible with our quiz and send a few lucky winners to the 2018 Indy 500. 

Impact

Smart targeting, vintage pop culture design and a spectacular prize resulted in an incredible amount of quiz participants and a brand-new audience interested in Firestone’s racing heritage. 

12.1M

People reached 

22.698

Quiz participants

2.588

Leads generated  

12

Lucky winners 

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About Firestone

Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is a legendary brand. Born over a century ago, Firestone boasts an impressive list of achievements on and off the racetrack. Bridgestone acquired Firestone in 1988 and is working hard to spread the word in Europe through product development and marketing

Founded

1900

Website

Area

Europe

Industries

Auto and truck parts

Got a project?

We’re more about the walk than talk, but if you have an idea for your customer experience project — we want to hear it!

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