Castrol were keen to explore options to take their business beyond lubricants. They developed Castrol XV to give motor sport enthusiasts an opportunity to experience a variety of high-impact driving activities. These activities were offered at events such as the British Touring Car Championships and World Rally Championships.
They needed a website that conveyed the passion and excitement of the activities, as well as helping them build-up their marketing database of driving and biking enthusiasts. They asked us to bring this vision to life.
Motor sport experiences with passion
Working closely with the new business team at BP HQ, we helped shape the strategy and direction for the project.
We started by drawing up a detailed functional specification and wire frames for the main website areas, as well as a project plan.
The process of creating a B2C transactional website led to interesting internal challenges. Key to navigating through these issues were regular meetings and updates with the internal team and communicating to key stakeholders.
Each wire frame was skinned with the Castrol XV design, which had to conform to Castrol’s brand guidelines.
Outlining the functionality was critical to developing a successful, bold e-commerce website design. By thinking through the customer journey in the planning stages, we were able to create a smooth and attractive path through the website.
The final website gave Castrol valuable brand exposure at sponsored events, as well as generating increased awareness with motoring enthusiasts.