Defender, Capable of Great Things
Our multifaceted experience campaign relaunched the world’s most anticipated car, the iconic new Land Rover Defender by bringing to life its proposition ‘Capable of Great Things’.
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Capable of great things
By capturing Defender in Kazakhstan's spectacular Valley of the Castles, we created an epic product-reveal film that was the driving force behind the full campaign. The new Defender, driven by mountaineer Kenton Cool, can be seen tackling rivers and descending mountain edges.
The Defender needs to be experienced to be truly understood
Land Rovers have earned a unique place in the hearts of explorers, humanitarian agencies and adventurous families across the world. The experience highlights Defender's transformational breadth of capability while remaining true to the pioneering spirit that has been a Land Rover hallmark for 71 years.
The most anticipated launch in Land Rover history
The screening of the epic launch film in Frankfurt ended with Cool seemingly jumping from screen to real life by scaling an 11-metre wall inspired by the jagged rock faces of the canyon. This then transformed into a 42-degree ramp, which the new Defender dramatically descended, revealing itself to the world in parallel with a breathtaking descent in the Kazakhstan film content.
Value for the audience
Visitors at Frankfurt were able to truly experience Defender through a virtual reality experience - featuring Bear Grylls – that mirrored the adrenaline-filled action of the launch film and there were over 1,170 app downloads in week one.
Value for the brand
With 97.1% positive perception, our campaign ensured that Defender relaunched with impact. It reached the right press and global audience as well as provided audience members at the event with a unique experience that lives on in socially-shareable content.
The Defender launch has been truly momentous for the Land Rover family and one of the most eagerly anticipated reveals for some time. We are driven by creating experiences our customers love for life and Imagination has been a key partner in delivering an experience that emotionally connects our audience with the reimagined icon.
Global Customer Experience Director, Jaguar Land Rover
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