Stories are a powerful tool in marketing. But when those stories come to life is when you make real impact. To promote Thermo King’s presence at the crucial IAA Commercial Vehicles fair, we created a concept that turned into an all-encompassing brand experience. Enter the world of Thermotopia.
Industry insiders know IAA as the world’s leading trade show for commercial vehicles, transportation and logistics. Over its past 67 editions, it has become a platform for the most important world premieres, boasting appealing booths and innovative products. In short: it’s a place where you want to make a stand when you’re the leader in transport temperature control.
So that’s what we did.
Starting from an existing booth design, we decided to not put products, but an idea at the center. The idea of a city of the future. A place where business and people thrive together. A place that focuses on comfort, sustainability and well-being. It was both a vision of a future that people want to become a part of, as a well as a showcase for Thermo King’s innovations.
We wanted our story to extend beyond the walls of the Hannover Messe, and the one-week period in which it takes place. We wanted to take our booth and its story to the world, so we…
But first we gave it a name: Thermotopia
The months leading up to the fair gave us enough time to build out a strong set of assets. A campaign page drew in 4,610 people in the unbranded phase and again 4,160 in the branded phase. Thanks to an integrated chatbot we could determine that more than half (56%) fit the relevant profile. The supporting media campaign generated millions of Thermotopia impressions.
But it was at the main event that people could finally be fully immersed in our story, with a diverse collection of assets building a consistent, rich experience together with a stellar booth.
We’ll let our footage do the talking:
If there’s one thing we love more than bringing powerful concepts into the world, it’s turning those concepts into thrilling brand experiences. Get in touch with us if you want to talk options, or if you want to book your ticket to Thermotopia.