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Vehicle rental space SIXT launches in AU with new integrated campaign

Australia – SIXT, the newest player in the vehicle rental and mobility space, has launched in the Australian market this December, and for its official entry, it rolls out an integrated campaign aimed at leveraging its brand positioning – ‘Above and Beyonding’.

SIXT is a global vehicle rental and mobility provider spanning over 100 countries. SIXT enters the market with over 163 locations in Australia, and an expansive fleet of over 16,000 vehicles including cars, trucks, vans, utes, SUVs, and also premium and electric vehicles.

The campaign, which was created in collaboration with communications agency Bastion Creative and its experiential firm Bastion Experience, includes eight separate film executions, a suite of digital, and extensive print and outdoor components, with specific creative to support the 163 retail locations.

The TVC, directed by Jesse James McElroy, features Australian actress Helen Dallimore.

Kristy Thomas, SIXT’s general manager of marketing for Australia, said that the campaign reflects their focus on raising the bar across the board. 

“The Bastion team, across creative and experience, have been instrumental in crafting our local positioning, showcasing great aptitude in balancing global localization and applying creative flair for our launch as SIXT in Australia,” said Thomas. 

Meanwhile, Georgia Arnott, Bastion’s executive creative director, said, “Vehicle rental is a category that has taken itself too seriously for a while now, and we were delighted with the vision of the SIXT team to deliver a bold message but also one that is refreshingly fun.”

Jack Watts, Bastion’s global CEO, commented, “It’s a rare and exciting opportunity to take a dynamic global brand, localize it in partnership with NRMA and SIXT head office in Germany and launch it with a wide integrated campaign across so many touchpoints.” 

The campaign is now available across TV, digital, print, and OOH.