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Demag AC 45 City Crane Launch

Demag Mobile Cranes

Demag (by Terex) is a premium mobile crane brand and as such, their clients expect their products and solutions to be nothing less than best in class. As the market need for a compact crane was huge, Demag reintroduced the AC 45 City Crane – an all-new crane designed for lifting in even the narrowest spaces. When ready, it would be the most compact crane on the market, but how could we create excitement already now, for a product that would be fully unveiled several months later?
Demag AC 45 Archway ad
Demag AC 45 Archway ad
Demag AC 45 Archway ad
Since there was no actual crane to show at the start of the campaign, we decided to build on the anticipation and curiosity of the target audience. By placing the silhouette of the AC 45 City Crane in environments where no other cranes could go, we wanted to show its’ compactness in a way that teased the target groups by giving them just a glimpse of what was to come. With the messages “Fits everywhere” and “The biggest news in small cranes”, the concept was phased out in social media. The campaign was backed up by printed ads and its own product page on the Demag innovation website, which also included a release date countdown.
On October 27, more than two months after the campaign start, the AC 45 City Crane was finally revealed online as well as on a customer event in Germany. Comments on Demag Mobile Cranes Facebook such as “Say hello to the new Ferrari” and “Revolutionary!” made it obvious that the customers had been waiting anxiously for the biggest thing in small cranes. The campaign will continue throughout 2018 – be sure to stay updated!
Demag Web site on laptop
Demag AC 45 banner on screen
Demag AC 45 Facebook reactions animation

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