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MASTERCRAFT BOATS

RELAUNCHING THE LEGEND

 
 
 

THE CHALLENGE:

Place a new stake in wake.

The boat that helped define the sport of wakeboarding, the MasterCraft XStar was getting a bit long in the tooth and the competition had caught up to its on-water performance. With the new XStar set to launch after [many/shitloads/number goes here] years in development, the launch campaign creative had to live up to the boat’s status as a MasterCraft halo product and industry benchmark.

THE RESULTS:

Boats Sold: All of them
Campaign: Halted

 

THE SOLUTION:

Create a relaunch campaign as iconic as the XStar itself.

Rather than make a bunch of noise, we did the opposite: we went dark. The XStar launch campaign began in the shadows, with MasterCraft social channels posting all-black imagery that lightened over successive postings to slowly reveal key form details of the boat, driving consumer anticipation and social chatter. We worked in tandem with MasterCraft Sports Marketing to coordinating with team athletes to post the same blank content on their social feeds as the campaign built toward launch day.

The full boat reveal came in the launch video, a moody, dramatic take that pushed the boundaries of on-water edits and soundtrack selection. The campaign was pulled after only [x] days - all XStar manufacturing slots had been sold and the factory could take no further orders.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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“if you work with nemo, you better have 9 lives. Because they kill it every time.”

- Jason Boertje (Mastercraft VP of Galactic Marketing)