The bigger, the better? From the very first day it was introduced to the European market a decade ago, smart fortwo proves that this notion is quite arguable. With the new campaign developed by Razorfish and Merkley & Partners, New York, the car is also changing the car attitudes of Americans and tries to beat their ‘obsession’ with ‘big.’ The marketing initiative under the ‘Unbig. Uncar’ tagline, kicked off in the USA in September (it’s the first-ever smart's campaign since the official launch of the brand in this country in 2008), revolves around the idea that small and eco vehicles can be much better, more ‘unboring, unobey, uncluttered, unblah’, than traditional bigger cars.
Johanna Basford, a designer who uses black ink to create breath-taking images, is teaming up with Mercedes-owned smart to cover the whole body of the electric car in phantasmagoric drawings and put the car on display to Londoners. However, the project entitled 'TwitterPicture' is much more than just creative collaboration between the automaker and the artist. This initiative puts crowd-sourcing strategy to work using the power of social media, namely Twitter.
The smart brand, which last year started a war against dumb, is now getting more friendly and romantic. It kicked off a lovely international campaign developed at BBDO Berlin and revolving around travelling together in a car, which is designed just for couples, trying something new and being unique. The tagline of smart fortwo’s advertising push, which was launched across multiply media including print, online and TV, is ‘smart fortwo—A big idea for...’ mirrors the light-hearted and adventurous nature of the brand.
Just in time for the Christmas season, smart USA asks auto fans to make conscious decisions when buying things. The team behind the initiative believes that nowadays people tend to spend money on more things they actually do not need...
A whole host of famous names have joined forces to raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign, by creating a life-size patchwork smart car to mark the launch of the limited edition smart fortwo pink passion. The patchwork smart is made entirely of fabric donated by celebrities and will be auctioned-off with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Campaign. smart will also donate £10,000 to the charity from sales of the smart fortwo pink passion.