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June 16, 2014

Tenneco campaign gives consumers a big shock!

Brand ambassadors Michael MacDonald, social media specialist (left); and Kyle Keech, media relations specialist; are traveling to more than 50 U.S. cities in this Monroe mobile marketing vehicle.
Brand ambassadors Michael MacDonald, social media specialist (left); and Kyle Keech, media relations

To promote its “Everything Gets Old. Even Your Shocks” campaign, Tenneco Inc. is driving a 25-foot-long, 10-foot-high, translucent Monroe OESpectrum shock absorber on wheels to more than 50 North American cities this summer and fall.

Tenneco’s Monroe Shocks and Struts brand mobile marketing vehicle will help millions of consumers learn the importance of having their shock absorbers and struts inspected at 50,000 miles, says the company. The custom-built, twin-axle, LED-illuminated shock will be towed by a SUV featuring matching yellow-and-black graphics and information on how consumers can win prizes by connecting online with the Monroe brand.

“A 25-foot-long shock absorber on wheels absolutely commands attention everywhere it goes, which makes it an ideal way to help connect consumers with our brand, products and the 50,000-mile inspection message,” says Monroe Marketing Coordinator Denise Hanefeld. “Tenneco and Monroe are known for creating highly creative and memorable marketing and consumer education tools; we believe this vehicle sets new standards for both within the undercar service market.”

The Monroe mobile marketing vehicle will be driven by two Monroe brand ambassadors, Kyle Keech and Michael MacDonald, who will interact with consumers during each scheduled stop. These “brand ambassadors” also will document their 50-city tour via daily text, photo and video postings to the www.Monroe.com website, Facebook.com/MonroeShocks page and @MonroeShocks Twitter feed. Tenneco will award weekly prizes on a random basis to consumers who share photos and videos of the Monroe vehicle and its drivers via social media.

The mobile marketing vehicle is the latest element of the Monroe brand’s comprehensive “Everything Gets Old. Even Your Shocks” marketing campaign, which is designed to remind millions of vehicle owners that ride control components – like other, more visible consumer products – do wear out and need to be replaced.

The campaign draws parallels between worn shocks and struts and a broad range of consumer items that show clear signs of age, including bananas, shoes, socks, tires, and toothbrushes.

To learn more, see www.Monroe.com.

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