Mercedes-Benz Powered by Tweets

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As Mercedes-Benz celebrates 125 years of innovation, competitors have been positioning
the brand as old and stodgy.

Introduce a legendary automaker to a new generation of consumers.

The Mercedes-Benz Tweet Race to the Super Bowl.

3 Days, 4 Teams, 1400 miles. Their Fuel: Tweets! On Feb. 2, 2011, four two-person driving teams recruited on Facebook embarked on their challenge powered only by the Tweets of their online supporters. Teams where in charge of creating engagement to literally drive them forward in real Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

Conducted on Twitter and chronicled in real time at, the race generated vast amounts of wholly unfiltered content from teams and supporters — bringing every aspect
of the competition to life. As the bond between participants grew, the race reached millions of people and created connections between the brand and a new audience.

27,953 – Active Participants
72,588 – Likes on Facebook
77,726 – Followers on Twitter
150,739 – Tweets generated
1,999,927 – Video views
24,919,018 – People reached on Twitter
143,070,159 – PR impressions
545,425,558 – Twitter impressions

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