Promotes New "88 Feet" Safety Message

LAS VEGAS, NV.- November 3, 2014 – Robert Bosch LLC, leading manufacturer and worldwide supplier of wiper blades to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the aftermarket, has announced that it will introduce a new advertising campaign featuring the premium Bosch ICON™ Wiper Blade with ClearMax 365™.  

Scheduled to run from the fourth quarter of 2014 through the first quarter of 2015, the new campaign draws attention to the importance of visibility in safe driving and is based on the fact that if drivers can’t see clearly for one second while driving at 60 mph, then they can’t see clearly for 88 feet … and a lot can happen in 88 feet.

“The new thought-provoking “88 Feet” concept used in this campaign, highlights our safety message and creates just the right setting in which to communicate to consumers the importance of having a high quality wiper blade like the new Bosch ICON with its patented ClearMax 365 technology,” said Tony Pauly, Director of Advertising and Brand Management for Robert Bosch LLC, Automotive Aftermarket.

 “Furthermore, as the new spokesperson for Bosch ICON with ClearMax 365™, Jim Cantore, meteorologist for The Weather Channel, will bring a fresh perspective to storm preparedness and inspire trust among consumers with his expertise and relaxed style,” Pauly said.

Elements of the new campaign include:

  • The new 30-second TV spot airing on top-rated national cable TV networks
  • A national radio schedule supported by weather and traffic sponsorships to drive consumers to retail locations with a combination of pre-recorded spots and live reads
  • Strategic regional TV and radio in key markets to supplement national media
  • A digital mobile campaign in support of retail promotions
  • Social media engagement and targeting
  • In-store point-of-sale promotional materials

ClearMax 365 is a synthetic rubber compound bonded both physically and chemically with a polymer powder coating. This innovative, patented technology from Bosch helps the new ICON provide consistent, streak-free visibility all year around and resists damage due to external contaminants, road debris such as salt and grime, as well as chemicals and waxes.

According to Pauly, the beam construction and patented rubber technology of new Bosch ICON with ClearMax 365 deliver up to 40 percent longer life compared to other premium beam blades. Its exclusive tension spring arcing technology creates a fit that is custom-contoured to the curvature of each side of the windshield – driver’s side and passenger’s side. ICON hugs the windshield in strong winds and heavy precipitation, and its one-step connection system makes it simple to install.

Packaging for the new Bosch ICON Wiper Blade with ClearMax 365 has been redesigned to communicate the new and distinctive features, and engage consumers at retail. Enhancements include the eye-catching ClearMax 365 shield, the use of embossing and foiling techniques to convey the blade’s premium look and feel, and vibrant blue, extreme weather imagery to infuse emotional appeal.

“We expect that this engaging new campaign will drive traffic to ICON retailers and create a new awareness among consumers of the premium features of Bosch ICON with ClearMax 365, making it their top choice,” Pauly said. 

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Bosch is a proud supporter of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association’s Know Your Parts® education and awareness campaign. This initiative promotes the importance of quality brand name aftermarket parts backed by full service suppliers, and its impact on delivering reliable products to today’s motorists. For more information visit:

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Shahla Siddiqi

Public Relations Consultant                                       
Phone: +1 610-506-0618       

[email protected]

About Bosch:
In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket solutions, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs 24,600 associates in more than 100 locations, with consolidated sales of $10.4 billion in 2013. For more information, visit, and

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros ($61.2 billion). (NB: Due to a change in
accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology,
Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide
development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, the Bosch Group invested some 4.5 billion euros ($6.0 billion) in research and development and applied for some 5,000 patents. This is an average of 20 patents per day. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”

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ICON Wiper 88 Feet Campaign