Real emotion and closeness thanks to radio play
The squealing of tyres, the pattering of stones, a roaring engine: the motorsport career of rally legend and testimonial of hearing aid manufacturer Signia Germany Walter Röhrl is moving. Two rally world championship titles, four victories in the Monte Carlo Rally and a permanent place in the Hall of Fame of German sport are all part of the sportsman's persona.
The passion for hearing is the secret of success of Röhrl's career. Whether it's a loud roar or braking noises: Röhrl lives and loves sound. Unlike most of his competitors, the rally legend always drove without hearing protection and listened carefully to the sound of the engine - this is how he discovered irregularities immediately and won many of his races, but also gradually lost hearing power as a result. That is why Röhrl, in his function as testimonial of the hearing aid manufacturer Signia Germany, advocates hearing aid care without compromise. On his 75th birthday, Signia Germany launched a special edition of the design hearing aid Styletto AX, developed together with Röhrl, which takes up his eventful and adventurous story.
The accompanying product communication was not to take a back seat either and accompany Röhrl's captivating life in a different way. For the product launch of the limited special edition "75 Edition Walter Röhrl" of the design hearing aid Styletto AX, we wanted to break new ground and therefore thought outside the traditional press and public relations box: we relied on a radio play in the communication, which was published and broadcast on Signia's company podcast. This way we can convey Röhrl's exciting career and life to the listeners in a more catchy way. Our idea: with sounds we can not only better take them on Röhrl's journey and touch them deep inside, but with the radio play we can express many more emotions and thus reach more people than mere texts can.
The radio play for the Limited Edition thus fits seamlessly into the general communication strategy.
Project management: research, recommendation and handling of production companies and sound studios, timeline
Development of concept and outline of storyline
Selection of voice actors and distribution of voice parts in the script
Development and creation of narrative steps for radio play episodes and script
Quotes for radio play: compilation of questionnaire and interview with Walter Röhrl for one-shots
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For the production and recording of Walter Röhrl's story for the product launch, we called in a production company specializing in radio plays, a sound studio and dubbing actors. When developing the storyline, the following aspects had to be considered:
This was the foundation for the most important narrative steps, which served as the basis for the script of the individual episodes. In parallel, we drafted a catalogue of questions for the upcoming interview with Walter Röhrl, in which we collected the snippets for the radio play and reused them at the appropriate points for the individual episodes.
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