minnesota soybean

Proving the superior performance of biodiesel by handing it over to some seriously tough critics.

Minnesota was the first in the nation to pass a mandate that required biodiesel, a fuel derived from soybean oil, to be blended into all diesel fuel sold. The current impact of using biodiesel blends is equivalent to removing 128,000 vehicles from the road each year. With an increase to a 20 percent biodiesel blend (B20), the impact would increase to removing 201,000 vehicles annually. To make the increase happen, Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council asked us to help drum up support for B20.

The biggest obstacle would be convincing diesel users that B20 works hard and runs clean in any diesel engine. So, we turned the misconception on its head, and our brand driver became “Biodiesel. Minnesota Tough.” To drive the positioning home, we connected the toughest diesel users with the biggest platform we could think of: the guys from the Discovery Channel’s “Diesel Brothers.”

Mean Tweets
Mean Tweets
Mean Tweets

26m impressions through all biodiesel promotions

“Mean Tweets” earned over 151,000 Twitter impressions with 32% engagement rate 

 custom-built biodiesel truck as the featured two Discovery Channel’s “Diesel Brothers”