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Cub Cadet

The pros have spoken.

Although it’s one of the strongest residential outdoor power equipment brands on the market, Cub Cadet wasn’t seen by professional landscapers as a brand that could meet the demanding needs of the commercial industry. To be taken seriously, Cub Cadet needed to build trust. And to do it, they needed credible, third-party validation that went beyond hollow testimonials.
Advertising, Brand Strategy, Public Relations

Over 16 weeks, 100 professional landscapers tested PRO Z Series mowers across the country, producing thousands of hours of testing backed up with written and video feedback. 

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To tout the fact that the PRO Z Series has a triple-7-gauge cutting deck — the thickest in the industry —we sent out a triple-7-gauge press release to industry influencers that tipped the scales at 14 lbs. 13 oz.

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The results

25% increase
The PRO Z Series surpassed pre-season order goals by 25%.
Dealer buy-in
The launch campaign saw enthusiastic buy-in throughout Cub Cadet’s dealer network.
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