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New campaign by Grab, Panasonic to turn Grab vehicles into mini showrooms

Teddy Cambosa - January 18, 2021

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Superapp Grab and electronics company Panasonic have partnered to launch a marketing campaign for in-car air quality that provides overall in-car experience enhancement.

The marketing campaign will combine both offline and online advertising solutions, as Grab will turn 5,500 GrabCar Premium vehicles across four countries into mini-showrooms for Panasonic’s nanoe™ X generators. The promoted product is an air-purifying unit which cleans the air, and improves air circulation. Ads will also grace the Grab app. 

“Our partnership with Panasonic reflects our belief that advertising is not a one-sided relationship, but one where there is a value exchange between brands and customers. It also marks a milestone for our fast-growing GrabAds business that is increasingly becoming the advertising platform of choice for brands within and outside of our ecosystem to better connect and engage with the everyday Southeast Asian consumer,” said Ken Mandel, regional managing director for GrabAds, the advertising arm of Grab.

“We will continue to take a collaborative approach in working with brands and agencies to ideate and launch impactful campaigns in Southeast Asia,” added Mandel.

The campaign will also provide additional income opportunities for Grab driver-partners who will earn a monthly product placement fee throughout the campaign period, as well as  5,500 air purifiers to participating drivers at no cost.

The Grab x Panasonic collaboration will span across Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta for a period of two months, starting this January.