New integrated campaign evokes Canadian car love by exploring priceless
moments in life's journey
HAMILTON, ON, June 26, 2013 /CNW/ - With nearly 10 million square
kilometres and close to one million kilometres of road to call home,
Canadians are no strangers to the draw of the open road and to the
significant role that a car can play in our lifelong journey. In a new
campaign launched today, Canada's largest collision & glass franchise
network, CARSTAR is aiming to celebrate the priceless moments in
life's journey that Canadians experience in - and with - their cars and
to remind them that CARSTAR is there to help whenever they hit a bump
in the road.
From a snails' pace drive home with a newborn baby to an annual
pilgrimage up to the cottage to a once in a lifetime cross-Canada road
trip, cars play a pivotal role in special moments in the lives of
Canadians. Through television, social media and contesting CARSTAR will
explore many of these moments and express the underlying theme that the
joy is often in the journey, and not just in the destination.
The television spot evokes many priceless moments in the personal journeys of Canadians and
highlights CARSTAR's commitment to reduce the stress and hassle
following a collision; allowing Canadians to get back to their personal
journeys. The television spot premiered Monday and will continue to air
across the country throughout the year. Kicking off Canada Day long
weekend, the TV spot will also run on every Cineplex movie screen in
the country for a full week. Brian Melo, a Hamilton native and winner of the fifth season of Canadian Idol,
wrote the score for the television campaign.
CARSTAR will integrate social media, asking Canadians to weigh in on the
most memorable journeys in their lives. Starting this week, CARSTAR's Facebook and Twitter pages will become destinations for Canadians to share moments from
their life's journey. Canadians are invited to share their stories on
the brand's Facebook page or on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #lovethejourney.
"A common comment we hear is that our customers often don't recognize
the emotional connection they have with their cars until they are
damaged, or how important a role they play in our daily lives," said
Chris Moore, National Marketing Manager for CARSTAR Collision & Glass
Centres, "We wanted to remind Canadians about this emotional connection
with their cars and provide an avenue for Canadians to share the
stories of their personal journeys."
Beginning in August, CARSTAR will promote its #lovethejourney Facebook
contest where Canadians will have the opportunity to win a dream
journey of their choice, tailored to four unique personality types -
The Adventure Seeker, The Romantic, The Arts Enthusiast and the Nature
Lover. Each prize will feature a trip for two to a destination in
Canada that will demonstrate the diverse nature of Canadian journeys.
More information will be unveiled in the coming weeks on CARSTAR's Facebook page.
With collision and glass repair centres located across the country,
CARSTAR and its team of franchise partners are committed to providing
quality collision repair and exceptional customer service. The brand's
#lovethejourney campaign is the newest articulation of its ongoing
mission to "make accidents unhappen" for drivers. One of the
fundamental ways in which CARSTAR aims to improve the post-collision
experience is by working with leading Canadian insurance partners to
streamline the claims process and improve the customer experience. Over
the years, CARSTAR has developed a variety of tools and resources to
reduce stress for drivers involved in any collision situation,
including a 1-800 emergency support line and a free 'Unhappen My
Accident' iPhone app.
About CARSTAR Collision & Glass Centres
CARSTAR is the largest and fastest growing automotive repair franchise
in North America, with over 400 locations. Founded in Hamilton, Ontario
in 1995, CARSTAR Collision & Glass Centres has grown from eight to over
170 locations throughout 10 provinces. Within Canada, CARSTAR repairs
approximately 100,000 vehicles per year, with exceptionally high
customer experience ratings. Through a variety of fundraising
initiatives, CARSTAR, its franchisees, partners and employees have
raised over $2 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. CARSTAR is
recognized as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies. For more
information, please visit: www.carstar.ca.
SOURCE: CARSTAR Collision & Glass Centres
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