NEW YORK, NY, October 5, 2010 – Ogilvy & Mather today announced the launch of a new brand campaign for SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the world's leading provider of business software(*). The campaign showcases 29 of the 102,500 companies worldwide that are using SAP® software to run their businesses with greater efficiency, agility and profitability.
Based on SAP's business strategy to help businesses of all sizes run better, the new multichannel campaign is aimed at further boosting awareness of the company, which has moved up five spots since 2008 in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands study, currently taking 26th place in the prestigious global ranking. The campaign also supports the company’s goal of reaching 1 billion people using SAP® software by 2015.
The integrated effort, with a fast, cinematic style and music by American garage rock band The Mooney Suzuki, extols small, midsized and large businesses to "Run Better" – a proposition that is tied to the company’s tag line, "The Best Run Businesses Run SAP." The campaign microsite www.sap.com/runbetter features in-depth stories from SAP customers Porsche, Lufthansa, Siemens, Discovery, Forbes, Lexmark, Skullcandy, Pinkberry and others.
"This campaign taps into today's economic reality that technology is driving revenue," explained Marty Homlish, global chief marketing officer at SAP. "All companies are looking for solutions that will make them more competitive in the global marketplace. With ‘Run Better,’ we are showing how some surprising companies are benefitting from better data and tools to run their businesses more profitably."
SAP will unveil "Run Better" with television, print and digital ads breaking on October 5 in the U.S., Brazil and Germany, and expanding to China on October 19. The campaign places a heavy emphasis on rich video and online media with a new sap.com landing experience, as well as videos featuring executives at SAP customer sites who discuss how SAP software is helping them to run their businesses better. Content tailored for mobile devices, smart phones, iPad and iPhone will also be featured in the effort.
"By including stories of dynamic up-and-coming businesses as well as more established companies, we're reaffirming the simple message that any company looking for innovative ways to meet the challenges they're facing today, need to look no further than SAP," explained Josh Tavlin, group creative director at Ogilvy & Mather.
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