By Simon Dumenco, AdAge
The September issue of Hearst Magazines’ Road & Track includes a cool little bonus for subscribers: a sexy pin-up poster of the Toyota Supra. It’s basically a fold-out (29.5" x 21.25") advertisement that’s double-sided—a yellow Supra on the front, a red one on the back—and it incorporates a QR code that can be scanned with a smartphone to launch an AR (augmented reality) experience.
The issue is rolling out nationally this week and the AR element allows users to stick a Supra (in their chosen color) anywhere (e.g., driveways, garages, in front of houses) and grab a photo of the virtual placement to share on social. It (thankfully) doesn’t require an app—the AR experience is browser-based—and works on iPhone and most Android devices. Road & Track and Toyota collaborated on the activation with eXeX (eXpanded eXistence) using web AR tech from 8th Wall.