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Seven out of 10 children are glued to devices when they're in the car. To engage its core audience, Volkswagen needed an idea that would promote how it makes car journeys more enjoyable for families. Children are increasingly looking to screens for entertainment in car journeys, so how could the auto brand use technology to stimulate children’s imagination whilst they are travelling?


Isobar created a digital product and a campaign that used location-based interactive audiobooks to transform ordinary road objects into magical characters of a story. ‘Road Tales’ uses a custom developed story-engine that creates unique tales based on the location of the user. To ensure the stories react to the environment, the team scanned the entire Dutch highway system to identify objects like bridges, windmills, trees, petrol stations, and other main objects to transform them into story elements.


Isobar is a global digital agency that delivers experience-led transformation, powered by creativity. In 2017 Isobar won over 300 awards including Campaign Asia-Pacific Digital Network of the Year. In 2018, Isobar won a Cannes Lions Grand Prix, was listed in Fast Company’s Top Ten Most Innovative Companies and was named a Leader in Gartner Global Digital Marketing Agencies Magic Quadrant for the fourth time in a row. Clients include Coca-Cola, Adidas, Enterprise, P&G, Philips and Huawei.

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