OLD LYME, CONNECTICUT - JULY 2009: This summer, headphone manufacturer Sennheiser is connecting consumers across the U.S. and Canada to true sound with an innovative consumer campaign that will drive Sennheiser brand awareness and consideration through an integrated, efficient engagement program - The Sennheiser Sound Tour - and a confident new slogan - "Hear. I Am."
THE SENNHEISER SOUND TOUR The Sennheiser Sound Tour is a North American road trip that pits a team of six girls against six guys. Their mission: to spread the word on the premium sound of Sennheiser headphones. Each week the teams will travel to a different city and stop at unique locations and events. They will be given a weekly task to accomplish ensuring fun antics along the way. The winning team will win great prizes! The teams will document their escapades online in their weekly webisode that can be viewed at: www.sennheisersoundtour.com. As they travel, the team members will connect with fans on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other online outlets.
"This concept harnesses the power of social media integrated with consumer activation. It provides the opportunity for listeners to actually 'discover, try and buy' Sennheiser headphones, says Anne Joyce, director of marketing, Sennheiser Canada. "Sound lovers will soon discover the reason why Sennheiser has been the professional's choice in the audio and consumer electronics industries for decades."
Both teams will converge in Milwaukee on July 2nd at Summerfest for the kick off. From there, they'll pack up their Sennheiser-branded vehicles and head their separate ways. The sound team will spread the sound of Sennheiser to over thirty key cities throughout the summer. The guys will travel the west coast, while the girls will hit locations in the east. Whether you come out and see the team in a city near you or just follow them online from home, you will be entertained by their personable personalities, creative strengths and their antics. Log on to: www.sennheisersoundtour.com on July 2nd to view the full tour schedule.
AN INNOVATIVE BRAND DESERVES AN INNOVATIVE CAMPAIGN The Sennheiser Sound Tour is part of a large-scale marketing campaign developed by The Jetstar Group, a creative marketing agency out of Toronto, Canada, together with the marketing teams from Sennheiser's subsidiaries in the U.S. and Canada.
"Sennheiser is already well established among serious music lovers, as the effective inventor of high-quality headphone listening," says Stefanie Reichert, vice president of strategic marketing, Sennheiser USA. "But there are entire new generations of people who are not as aware of Sennheiser's quality and diversity. This multi-dimensional campaign is designed to reaching out to these younger, tech-savvy, multimedia-minded consumers."
The campaign's slogan, "Hear. I am." speaks to the confidence of these consumers and encourages listeners to 'own' their sound. It communicates a notion of arrival and achievement and the idea of personal empowerment and confidence.
The long-term branding campaign and activation will utilize popular social media applications and face-to-face interaction to truly forge a connection between the brand and its fans.
ABOUT SENNHEISER Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of headphones, microphones, and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in over 100 countries. The Sennheiser Group is proud to be affiliated with Georg Neumann (world leading studio microphones), Klein + Hummel (studio monitors) and Sennheiser Communications that brings their innovative technology to headsets for PCs, offices, mobility and contact centers. Sennheiser's pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
PHOTO CAPTION Remember these faces! This is the Sennheiser Sound Tour team that is crisscrossing the country this summer spreading the word on the premium sound of Sennheiser headphones. To follow their antics online in self-produced "webisodes" visit: www.sennheisersoundtour.com.