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.
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