Social Media Elements Help Drive Scion Exhibit at NAIAS

January 10, 2014
DETROIT, Mich., (Jan. 10, 2014) – Scion will be incorporating an array of social media-focused elements in its exhibit at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), complementing the brand’s exciting lineup of youth-oriented vehicles.
 
The exhibit will feature a social media “Master-Dashboard” video wall which displays live Scion tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram images from the auto show.  The automaker is also introducing the “Scion Swag Machine,” the world’s first Instagram-powered, near field communication (NFC) – enabled vending machine. Newly developed for the 2014 show season, it’s a fun, engaging way that event attendees can leverage the power of hand-held mobile devices and social media networks for instant rewards. The machine provides two easy ways to claim a prize. By tagging and posting an Instagram image with an event-specific hashtag, guests trigger the web-connected machine releasing a variety of giveaways inside.
 
“Our vehicles will always be the focal point of the exhibit, but these social media-driven features provide an additional layer of entertainment and engagement for our guests,” said Steve Hatanaka, Auto Shows and Special Events Manager at Scion.
 
Another unique feature in the exhibit is the availability of “Paper Shapers” Scion cars.  Created by renowned paper artist Shin Tanaka, the exercise allows guests to assembly their own Origami-style keepsakes.
 
Scion will feature 10 vehicles in its exhibit, including the 2014 limited edition Monogram SeriesTM FR-S and tC models. These two special Scion vehicles will offer more premium features without sacrificing value.

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About Scion
Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., was developed with a new generation of youthful buyers in mind.  Scion’s mission is to provide distinctive products, the opportunity to personalize, and an innovative, consumer-driven process at the retail level.  The brand features five ground-breaking models with a wide array of standard feature: the xD urban subcompact five-door, the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, the premium micro-subcompact iQ and the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car. The Scion brand often applies new practices in all aspects of its business and pushes the creativity envelope with non-traditional advertising and marketing to engage young consumers. Scion also supports originality through its programs in the artistic community. For more information, visit www.scion.com.
Media Contacts
Curt McAllister
Midwest Corporate Communications
Toyota/Lexus/Scion
Tel: (313) 259-4598; Email: curt_mcallister@toyota.com
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