Honda: #StayHome

April 15, 2020Filed under Film, Online and Automotive

The new Honda car commercial has been made without leaving home. • This new ad piece takes #StayHome a step further, while showing to the world how an automotive brand can even adapt given the current events. • To make this possible, Honda UAE together with Memac Ogilvy, Dubai used a Honda Civic miniature car. Since Covid-19 started, the activity of many brands has been significantly altered. One sector that is being affected is automotive. Brands are investing less on traditional advertising, while some are going completely dark. That is why, we felt that automotive brands should adapt as soon as possible. And how is it possible to create a car commercial when it’s impossible to go outside due to lockdowns? Honda UAE together with Memac Ogilvy Dubai found a way to craft the ad doing everything from home (written, directed, edited and watched), relating it back to #StayHome and using the Honda Civic. But not a regular Civic. For its new commercial, Trading Enterprises – Honda used a full-scale miniature car. The camera shots managed to fool the eye so that at all times you feel like you're watching a real car commercial. Throughout this piece we can read: “This might be the first car commercial to be written, directed, edited and watched entirely from home”. A message of adaptation, commitment and encouragement, showing what we can continue to do from home. Closing with "Until we drive again", the Japanese brand sends a message of desire to the world to drive again as soon as possible. With this piece, Honda UAE demonstrating everything we can still do through what seemed impossible: a car commercial made entirely from home.

Advertising Agency:Memac Ogilvy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Chief Creative Officer:Juggi Ramakrishnan
Creative Director:Jean-Pierre De Villiers
Creative Team:Nicolas Lopez, Fernando Montero
Client Team Lead:Hadi Ballout.
Senior Account Manager:Kenneth Monis
Account Manager:Firas Rehimi
Head Of Production:Amin Soltani
Director:Amin Soltani
Junior Producer:Ann Vaas.
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