ŠKODA UK launches integrated marketing campaign for ‘game changing’ new Superb

ŠKODA UK launches integrated marketing campaign for 'game changing' new Superb

18/09/2015
ŠKODA UK is launching an innovative through-the-line campaign to support the launch of the new ŠKODA Superb.

Milton Keynes, 18 September 2015 – The campaign celebrates ŠKODA’s halo car as a Simply Clever solution for customers, offering both style and space – a dynamic exterior coupled with a spacious interior.

The ‘Travel in Style. Travel in Space.’ campaign will run across TV, VOD, cinema, digital OOH, press, digital and social. Further support will come from bespoke content strands running through a partnership with Haymarket.

The 40 second TVC ‘Costume Party’, which broke on ŠKODA-owned channels on 11 September, will break on TV on 20 September coinciding with the Wales vs. Uruguay Rugby World Cup match. The ad focuses on a little boy dressed as an astronaut travelling back home from a party with his family, where his journey inside the ŠKODA Superb makes him feel like he's inside a spaceship.

A teaser video will also break on ŠKODA-owned social channels on 18 September. ‘The Superb has landed’ shows the new Superb seemingly landing on the moon, before panning out to reveal a miniature set complete with replica model of the new ŠKODA Superb.

DM packs targeted at business customers continue to play with the theme of space and innovation. A ‘Virtual Desk Drive’ gave customers an exclusive first look at the ŠKODA Superb. With the help of Google Cardboard and a custom app, customers were immersed in a 3D world where they were able to view the key features of the new Superb. The Superb Desk Drive is also available through the ŠKODA website: www.skoda.co.uk/models/superb-hatch-2015/virtual-experience.

At a local level, the campaign has been adapted for the showroom environment where direct mail, email, digital, press and radio directed customers to VIP launch evenings.

The launch of the new ŠKODA Superb campaign closely follows the appointment of Andrew Cullis to the role of Head of Marketing in June. Cullis has a wealth of experience in the automotive industry, having been Marketing Director at Hyundai UK for the past seven years. Before this, he held various roles in brand and product marketing and PR for both Vauxhall and Citroёn.

Andrew Cullis, Head of Marketing, ŠKODA UK, said: “It’s a very exciting time for the brand: the launch of the new Superb is a great opportunity for us to show – through a large variety of media channels – the class leading combination of style and substance that our cars offer.”

ŠKODA UK’s agency teams include Fallon (ATL), Mediacom (Media), AIS (DM, CRM, Social), Reading Room (Digital) and Kindred (PR).

ŠKODA UK has announced the winners of its annual Retailer of the Year (ROTY) awards, held this year in Budapest.

ŠKODA's appearance at the Shanghai Motor Show 2017 (19 – 28 April) is characterized by electric change: With the Vision E study, the company provides its first brand-specific outlook on the future of individual mobility. The emotionally designed five-door SUV coupé can travel up to 500 kilometres on purely electric power and meets the level 3 requirements for autonomous driving. ŠKODA is intensively pursuing the electrification of its model range, and will be offering five purely electric models in various segments by 2025.

ŠKODA DESIGN emphasises its commitment to a distinct design identity with continuous development of its design language. Harmonious proportions, clean-cut lines, bold contours and crystalline features are combined to create a design that places a focus on precision and clarity. One of the sources of inspiration for ŠKODA's designers is Czech crystal glass art, which is characterised by outstanding craftsmanship. This yields an expressive, emotionally charged design which harmoniously combines aesthetics and functionality.

ŠKODA has announced that ordering for the new Octavia vRS and Scout ranges will open on 1 March, with prices starting from £25,130 OTR. 

Less cylinder capacity, more power. In the ŠKODA FABIA and ŠKODA FABIA ESTATE, a 1.0 TSI engine with three cylinders and four valves is replacing the 1.2-litre engine with four cylinders that has been used to date. The new engine offers more power. The power output of the ŠKODA FABIA 1.0 TSI is 95 PS, while the output of the more powerful version is at 110 PS but offers an improved torque figure of 200 Nm (previously 175 Nm). Downsizing offers another advantage: the engine’s fuel consumption has been reduced by up to six per cent. One reason for this is the three-cylinder engine concept with a reduced weight of the free inertial forces and a more efficient oil pump. The revised ŠKODA FABIA and ŠKODA FABIA ESTATE will be introduced to the public for the first time at the Geneva International Motor Show (7-19 March 2017).

ŠKODA has delivered its two-millionth vehicle in China. The milestone vehicle is a ŠKODA SUPERB with a 1.4 TSI engine in Polar White. Werner Eichhorn, ŠKODA Board Member for Sales and Marketing, handed over the brand's flagship to customer Li Hongan in Shanghai. China is the largest single market for the long-established Czech brand. In 2017, ŠKODA is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its entry into the Chinese market.