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Frédéric Planchon Dives Deep for Innocean Berlin's Spot for Car Brand Genesis

'Free Diver’ spot highlights brand's ‘We Come to You’ offering

Frédéric Planchon Dives Deep for Innocean Berlin's Spot for Car Brand Genesis

To launch the Korean luxury automotive brand Genesis in Europe, Innocean Berlin took an alternative road. A campaign that instead of celebrating cars, celebrates time well spent.

Dominic Chamber, head of marketing and communications, Genesis Motor Europe, says: “Genesis is a unique automotive brand and ‘Free Diver’ reflects that. It is a summer of huge sporting events and many advertisements are loud, fighting for attention. As we all work to emerge from the pandemic we think ‘Free Diver’ will offer a moment for reflection; this represents our brand ethos of respecting our customers’ time.

“‘Free Diver’ highlights our ‘we come to you’ offering; if you want a test drive, or if you own a Genesis and your car needs a service, we will come to your home or work and make it happen. We believe it is time, and quality of service, which customers value most - that’s what Genesis will provide.”

The idea is brought to life with a captivating film exploring the world of a free diver who spends his time in the tranquility of the ocean. The ad is shot by acclaimed director Frédéric Planchon, with music by Ólafur Arnalds, and features Arnaud Jerald, World Champion free diver. Jerald’s world record free dive stands at 112 metres.

“This film is proof of the deep respect Genesis holds for its consumer’s time. As our protagonist takes his time to enjoy a magical moment exploring the bottom of the ocean, Genesis delivers their GV80 car directly to him, to make sure he doesn’t miss a second of his extraordinary, almost spiritual experience,” says Gabriel Mattar, European chief creative officer at Innocean.

The launch of Genesis in Europe will be supported by a fully integrated campaign and feature an extensive digital and social media presence as well as out-of-home, print, a PR stunt in the Swiss Alps and a rounded PR campaign of media test drives across Europe. 

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Credits

Client: Genesis Motors Europe

European Head of Marketing & Communications: Dominic Chambers

Advertising Agency: INNOCEAN Worldwide Europe GmbH

European Chief Creative Officer: Gabriel Mattar

Executive Creative Director: Ricardo Wolff

Creative Director Art: Sebastian Pattis

Creative Director Copy: Jack Christensen

Senior Copywriter: Lucy Dale

Client Service Director: Jonathan Hill

Account Director: Anna Moskalenko

Account Manager: Alana McQuoid

Head of TV: Fabian Barz

Senior Producer: Tobias Ebling

Strategy Director: Jorn Ballentin

Film Production Company: Sterntag Film GmbH

Managing Director: Steffen Esaias

Director: Frédéric Planchon

DOP: Jacques Ballard

Executive Producer: Steffen Esaias

Producer: Gerhard Hegele

Production manager: Hanne Wodarg

Production Assistant: Mariana Bernlochner

Editor: Sam Rice-Edwards

Postproduction Supervisor: Lars Kuhn

Post-Production: SLGH Slaughterhouse Berlin

Producer: Christian Wegehenkel

Grading: Jean Clement Soret / MPC, London

Music: Ólafur Arnalds

Music Consultant: Hywel Evans / Run Get Music

Sound Studio: Germanwahnsinn, Hamburg

Sound Designer: Dominik Oppon

Category: Automotive , Cars

Genre: Scenic