SOURCE: Dunlop


November 04, 2015 08:39 ET

UPDATE: Dunlop Announces Its European Social Media Campaign and Invites Consumers to Share Memorable #gotagrip and #getagrip Moments

Do Europeans Have Things Under Control (#gotagrip) or Are They Losing It (#getagrip)?

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwired - November 04, 2015) -

  • Get inspired by real-time #gotagrip/#getagrip Facebook posts;
  • Upload a picture showcasing your own #gotagrip/#getagrip moment to the campaign website via;
  • Share it loud and wide on Facebook and Twitter;
  • Have a chance to win one of the latest tech gadgets(1).

As winter looms, many Europeans prepare for colder days. Yet, many still don't see the benefit of mounting winter tires on their vehicles. With the pan-European social media campaign #gotagrip/#getagrip, Dunlop is looking to remind people of the importance of grip in an unconventional manner.

"Every day, we face new challenges that often require commitment, resilience and pushing ourselves to the limit. Sometimes we keep control; sometimes we lose it," said Andrea Tomovici Nolf, Brand Manager, Dunlop EMEA. "A very human reality! With this campaign, Dunlop is encouraging people to share inspiring moments in which they have proven to have a good grip on the situation or alternatively, humorous moments that makes you think: 'hey, get a grip.' Because there is nothing wrong with making mistakes -- the key is to harness those moments and arm you with lessons for the future."

To inspire people, Dunlop will publish on its Facebook page instances of awesome grip or examples in which people could have done with more of it, based on real-time events. "Through a bit of inspiration and fun, we want to remind ourselves how important it is to be able to keep hold of a situation," says Andrea Tomovici Nolf, Brand Manager Dunlop EMEA.

The campaign will be rolled out in four European markets (Belgium, France, Germany and The Netherlands). Officially announced today, the campaign will run until November 29th. To enter the competition, people need to share their image alongside the hashtag #getagrip or #gotagrip on the campaign's website via All entries will be placed on the campaign's website and the most inspiring submission will be rewarded with exciting prizes(2).

The Winter Sport 5

Dunlop's focus on grip is no surprise. The award-winning(3) Winter Sport 5 tire, launched in September, helps people keep control of their car, assuring optimal performance and excellent grip on slippery surfaces in winter conditions. "With heavy rain and other extreme weather becoming more common in Europe, excellent grip is essential for driving in winter," said Alexis Bortoluzzi, Goodyear Dunlop Marketing Director, Consumer EMEA. "We are pleased to offer a tire that grips the road in winter weather and offers peak performance that our consumers have come to expect from our tires. Regardless of the winter conditions, the Winter Sport 5 provides our ambitious and active consumer with a tire that suits a fast-paced lifestyle."

About Dunlop

Dunlop is one of the world's leading brands for high and ultra-high performance tires with an impressive track record of motor sport successes. Dunlop's extensive racing experience has led to innovative technologies for tires designed for everyday motoring. Always looking to maximize driving pleasure, Dunlop offers all types of motorists the performance and durability of the latest tire technologies. For more information on Dunlop, visit

(1) The participating countries are: Belgium, France, The Netherlands and Germany

(2) One prize per week per participating country. Prizes include: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Black (32GB), Drone AR Parrot (2.0. Elite edition), Samsung Gear S2 Black, GoPro HERO4 Black.

(3) Test Winner (place 1 of 8), Auto Bild Allrad 2/10/15 and Test Winner (place 1 of 8), Auto Bild SportsCars 11/10/15

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