Mercedes – Twitter-Driven Commercial

This is the first commercial that integrates Twitter as the driver of a commercial – obviously for the launch of a new car: Mercedes TVC. In the TV ad, Mercedes-Benz UK gave viewers the option to select the ending of the recently launched TVC.

How the ads worked?

The commercials went live during the X Factor series. People watching the show were really in the driver’s seat. It was split in three parts. They let the action by being invited to chose between certain scenarios. They could vote via Twitter hashtag #YOUDRIVE. During the 60 second commercial viewers could select between two ending options: #Hide or #Evade. Which ever you chose determined the ending of the TVC commercial. In my eyes a fantastic idea for an integrated second screen social media combination. What do you think about it?


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The creation was done by Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO. For all of you, who haven’t seen it, you can have your replay here.