They say the best gifts come in small packages. It seems like today it's definitely true.
Recently proclaimed as the "Car of the Decade" by German publication Automobilewoche, the MINI brand has been a pioneer in the creation of a new market segment called "the Premium Small Car." It was also voted as the Best Resale Value Car 8 years in a row*, and as one of the Top 10 Green Cars* of 2010. Adding to all of that grandeur is the fact that the brand is finally available in Dominican Republic.
The European automobile hit the streets of Santo Domingo with its recent campaign called "Who wants to play?". Inspired by the brand's new tagline entitled "Be Mini", TBWA's Creative, Copywriting and Art Directors Katy Capriles, Fernando Muñoz and Alejandro Capellán say the inspiration came naturally. With the idea of associating the brand with the mindset of playfulness, openness and extroverted personality, a MINI model was strategically placed outside one of Santo Domingo's most important shopping malls during the past Christmas season, with a giant remote control that made the car seem as a miniature version that a child could play with.
The reaction to the campaign was nothing short of extraordinary. From international automobile blogs giving great reviews, to Facebook mobile uploads from bystanders, to endless posts on Twitter, the campaign was a success in generating awareness, transmitting MINI's brand values and communicating that it was available in the Dominican Republic. Its exposure was an excellent tool that generated sales right on the spot.
It's only a matter of time we see what other bright ideas are on the horizon for the brand as a new contender in the market...
There was something I read on the MINI USA website that seemed to fit like a glove:
"After 50 years of motoring, we still can't wait to see what's around the next turn..."
Funny you should mention that. Neither can we.