“Ah My God!” Now before your brain wanders off, let us tell you that is the new tagline for Mercedes-Benz’s communication campaign for CLA 45 AMG in India.
Mercedes-Benz India is all set to launch India’s first ‘Compact Performance Sedan’ the CLA 45 AMG on 22-July, 2014. Attributed as an important first for Mercedes-Benz, the ‘Ah My God’ communication campaign will lead to the introduction of the CLA 45 AMG in India. The highlight of this campaign is Mercedes-Benz India’s first ever India specific television commercial. The campaign is conceptualized and produced by Mercedes-Benz’s digital agency, CreativeLand Asia.
Globally AMG is synonymous with high performance motoring and cutting edge technological innovations. With the launch of the new CLA 45 AMG, the brand intends to open up to new target groups and reach-out to more people. In order to connect with a larger audience, “AMG” brand is being communicated in a simple and relevant manner. This communication has been done by connecting AMG with a creative expression– ‘Ah My God”.
A TV commercial has been created to communicate ‘Ah My God’ expression, with the CLA 45 AMG being the lead car used in the communication.The communication starts with a TV Commercial where viewers are asked, ‘When was the last time you felt something you just couldn’t put into words? This feeling is further drawn parallel by getting behind the wheel of an AMG. It is this indescribable feeling which is put in words, through the expression – Ah My God!
Expressing his views on the India centric commercial, Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented, “Driving Performance is the brand pledge of our performance brand- AMG and we at Mercedes-Benz are all set to redefine performance motoring in India with the launch of the CLA 45 AMG. This compact performance sedan is the latest AMG in India and its immense potential excites us tremendously. The success of our New Generation Cars in India only gives us more reason to believe that, the CLA 45 AMG will fascinate our young customer groups.”
Kern further added, “With this launch, Mercedes-Benz will be pioneering the ‘Compact Performance Sedan’ segment in India, similar to the introduction of ‘Compact Luxury’ in India. As the CLA 45 AMG will reach out to a whole new young customer group, we are launching the ‘Ah My God’ campaign which includes the first-ever India specific TV Commercial. The excitement and buzz already generated in the digital space even before the car’s India launch, is a testimony of the inherent strength of brand AMG and the bright prospect of the CLA 45 AMG.”
Speaking on behalf of the Mercedes-Benz’s digital agency, Sajan Raj Kurup, Founder and Creative Chairman, Creativeland Asia, commented, “Ah My God’ is a simple yet self-explanatory expression we have used to deliver the power of the CLA 45 AMG. We are excited to be part of the first ever TV commercial of Mercedes-Benz produced in India”.
The ‘Ah My God’ TV Commercial’s music score is by Mike McCleary who is recognizable for his campaigns like Vodafone, Coca Cola, Levis and Nestle. Mercedes-Benz India also plans to upload this catchy music score in iStore and also make it available as mobile download.
The Mercedes-AMG CLA 45’s engine will churn out 355 bhp and 450Nm of torque. Transmission will be the DCT 7-speed unit sending power to all four wheels via the ‘4-matic’ system. The car hit 100 kmph from standstill in 4.6 secs and will have a top speed limited to 250 kmph.
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