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EGO Power Plus is a ‘Proud Partner of Planet Earth’ via Town Square

EGO Power Plus has partnered with Melbourne-based agency Town Square for a new campaign, ‘Proud Partner of Planet Earth’, in support of Earth Day.

The announcement:

Many Australians are unaware that everyday outdoor petrol powered equipment such as mowers, leaf blowers and hedge trimmers are not only toxic, but harmful to the environment. Now, EGO Power Plus has launched a new campaign from Town Square to drive awareness of a better way to look after their backyards and the planet at the same time.

Operating a commercial leaf blower for an hour emits levels of pollution comparable to driving a passenger car 1,700 kilometers – approximately the same distance from Melbourne to Brisbane – with an average drive time of more than 18 hours, according to research. The problem is so big the US state of California has announced a ban on the sale of small off-road engines from 2024, including petrol mowers, blowers, line trimmers, chainsaws and other garden equipment.

To coincide with Earth Day on 22 April, EGO Power Plus and Melbourne-based independent creative agency Town Square have launched ‘Proud Partner of Planet Earth’, a new campaign highlighting the power of battery powered outdoor equipment to the growing number of environmentally conscious consumers.

Demonstrating that EGO Power Plus is the only outdoor power equipment brand with no vested interest in petrol, and recognising its status as a proud partner of planet Earth, EGO and Town Square developed a series of communications that bring a sense of protest and a social movement to the environmentally focused message.

The campaign runs across social, YouTube and digital out of home, including large format billboards on key arterials and near places of interest, locations near category retailers and Earth Day events. Small format digital OOH will include charging stations for electric vehicles and petrol stations and the OOH strategy is supported by Meta and search.

Jackson Van Maanen, client lead at Town Square, said: “In the outdoor power equipment category, the toxicity of petrol products is a serious problem. EGO is one of very few brands that have never invested in petrol, and the only brand with battery products that meet or exceed it in power. As more consumers and brands are starting to make the green switch, we created a campaign that backed these unique credentials to promote outdoor battery power equipment in a way that no other brand in the category can.”

Jason Ellis, marketing manager at Chervon Group, owners of EGO Power Plus, added: “Most Australians may not realise that sitting in their garden sheds are petrol powered tools that are damaging to the environment and the planet. EGO Power Plus is a credible alternative to petrol and ‘Proud Partners of Planet Earth’ is a long term positioning that reaffirms our leadership position as the most awarded battery powered outdoor power equipment platform in the world.”

Credits:

Client: EGO Power Plus

GM: Barry Crowhurst

Marketing Manager: Jason Ellis

Creative Agency: Town Square

Executive Creative Director: Brendan Day

Head of Art: Greg Beer

Art Director: Peter Crawford

Copywriter: Samuel Nicolaci

Client Lead: Jackson Van Maanen

Client Service: Alastair Langsford

Media Director: Adrian LK Tan

Digital Performance Manager: Dylan Emrose

Head of Production: Anna Morris

Agency Producer: Elizabeth Campbell

Production Company: Picture Co

Director: Nathan Christoffel

DOP: Caleb Ware

Landscape maintenance: Ace Contractors Group

Editor: Nathan Christoffel

Grade: Sam McCarthy, We Are Crayon

Post House: Picture Co

VFX: Jon DiNapoli, Picture Co

Sound Designer: Tristan Dewy, Bang Bang Studio

Photographer: Josh Robenstone

Source: Tag PR

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