Mercedes-Benz “Lures” Players to Dealerships With Pokemon GO

There is absolutely no two-way about the fact that Pokemon GO is the latest fad to take on the world – sane or otherwise. The interactive game has not only made waves around the globe, but is also quite popular in India. Mercedes-Benz is making the right use of the excitement to promote sales and is using the lure modules in the game to promote its cars.

In the first-of-its-kind, the Mercedes dealerships are using the the immensely popular mobile game to promote sales of their cars. The in-game “lure modules” near PokeStops, which attract the Pokemon creatures, allow Mercedes dealers to lure people playing Pokemon GO to their showrooms or to local events. The lure modules allow players to catch more Pokemons and are visible to all Pokemon players and entice them to visit the Mercedes-Benz branch or event.

Mercedes-Benz has distributed a detailed manual has to the dealers to get them acquainted with the new sales campaign. A lure module is active for 30 minutes and attracts the players to catch more Pokemon creatures, and needs to be reactivated again.

Expanding its in-game presence, Mercedes-Benz dealers can also register their own PokeStops on the Pokemon GO website. Simultaneously, dealers are using their local communications channels and social media presence to draw more attention to the campaign. Interestingly, this isn’t the first time Mercedes has associated itself with games. Previously, the automaker had a tie-up with the game Mario Kart 8 and players could even drive the GLE luxury SUV within the game, thanks to the association.

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