May 28, 2012

Mercedes-Benz UK keeps new A-class campaign 'Pure and Simple'

Mercedes-Benz UK has created the first non-branded campaign ever in its history to launch the exciting new A-class – the intriguing campaign, ‘Pure and Simple’, utilises just two elements; a striking image of the new A-class and one line - #NewGeneration.

The imagery, which
has been designed to entice the audience to discover more using Twitter, centres around a specific information hub:, where people can go to find out more about this exciting new car, which will also be promoted via an email campaign and online advertising.

In addition, the television advert is the first automotive broadcast that can be used in conjunction with the Aurasma app to access additional hidden content by hovering over the A-class image. Aurasma can also be used alongside the various media channels, including print within key motoring, fleet and national lifestyle publications and point of sale adverts, to view the special Mercedes-Benz A-class site.

“The A-class is a real game-changer for the brand. The 'Pure and Simple' campaign is designed to raise awareness of the new generation for Mercedes-Benz and is the beginning of a major launch for this exciting new vehicle,” said David George, Marketing Director, Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars.

Mercedes-Benz will also be running a homepage takeover of, encouraging users of the free account to choose the song they would use for the new A-class advert and tweet their selection to be in with a chance of winning a Spotify Premium membership.

Mercedes-Benz has created a car with an unmistakable road presence and the appearance of the new A-class reflects the new design strategy of the manufacturer. For example, rather than a conventional radiator grille the new A-class features the world’s first ever ‘diamond’ grille, with design and dynamism obvious characteristics of the new vehicle; the A-class sets a new record Cd value of 0.26, which puts the vehicle at the top of its class.

The new Mercedes-Benz A-class will offer a host of powerful, yet efficient engines: for the first time a Mercedes-Benz will produce emissions of just 98 g of CO2 per kilometre. At the same time the new model underlines that for Mercedes-Benz safety comes as standard and includes, amongst other things, the radar-based Collision Prevention Assist system.


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