Ranking leader of German brands: the most impressive brand touchpoints of Mercedes-Benz
As usual at the top of Storyclash’s German Brand Ranking, Mercedes-Benz continues to be by far the most successful German brand in the social networks and can even extend its lead over Netflix and Audi. Mercedes-Benz was able to expand its interactions on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube by 37% to more than 3.96 million interactions. To get a feel for their superiority take a look at these impressive Touchpoints.
1. Mercedes-Benz star1
The world famous trademark is the Mercedes Star. At the time of its creation, Gottlieb Daimler developed engines for cars, ships and aircraft. They adapted the three-pointed star for the use as their brand logo. The star stands for three elements: land, water and air -each jab for one element. The combination of radiator mascot and badge holds the double promise of a good journey under the sign of the Mercedes-Benz star.
2. Mercedes-Benz Museum2
The Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart was opened on 19 May 2006. It is the largest automobile museum in the world and the only place that present the history of automobiles from day one without any gaps. There are nine levels on 16,500 m2 , 160 stunning vehicles and more than 1.500 exhibits. The longest visitor path through the museum is 5km. Ben van Berkel won the architecture prize in 2002 with this extraordinary building.
3. Mercedes-Benz Museum3
Two interconnected tours give an impression of a journey through time and of the fascination of technology. The exihibition is divided into myth rooms telling the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand and collection rooms. The latter shows the diversity of the brand’s vehicles in a thematically ordered manner.
4. Silver Arrow4
Legend has it that in 1934 the night before the Eifelrace started, the white paint was sanded down because the car was heavier than defined in the regulations (751kg instead of 750kg). The racing car entered the race with a shiny silver aluminium sheet façade and won. Mercedes thereby played the leading role by driving up the rise of racing.
5. Customer service5
The customer confidence index (KVI) for car manufacturers has currently a value of 60.7 percent. Mercedes-Benz has the highest level of customer confidence. Besides providing replacement vehicles until the optimal repair of the damaged car, Mercedes-Benz has excellent personal assistance onsite. Their customer service called „Service24h“ offers total availability.
6. Social Media6
Mercedes Benz is the social media king. The company has the most followers on all social media channels with 47.7 million with Instagram being the clear leader. Mercedes publishes an average of 4,6 posts per day – almost twice as many as BMW. Just last year, Raphael Pöhn of Stroyclash awarded Mercedes Benz the Social Media Award for the best global automobile brand on social media in 2018.