Volkswagen Celebrates the Joy of Driving – Even if it’s Just a Really Really Quick Spin

Mr. Postman, look and see, is there a letter in your bag (or on your boat) for me?

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It’s all about the experience of driving in a new campaign from Volkswagen Group Australia, via DDB – even if the drive is not that long at all.

Speaking of long, this marks the first brand campaign Volkswagen has done in seven years and introduces ‘Let’s go for a drive’. The creative concept is centered around a 90-second spot showing the simple life of a lighthouse keeper working and living on an island.

With little reason to drive his car around the small island, it is the mail delivery that offers him the opportunity to take his Volkswagen for a (very) short and experience the joy of driving.


 

And he does.

The spot was directed by Steve Rogers from Revolver.

DDB Executive Creative Director, Matt Chandler said working with an iconic brand such as Volkswagen needed an innovative concept that would go beyond the functional.


 

“It’s not every day you get the opportunity to develop work for such an iconic brand that has such a rich heritage of advertising,” said Chandler.

“With all that past work in mind, we wanted to tell a very simple story, beautifully. One that brings to life the simple joys of taking even the shortest drive. We’re very proud of this little tale and very fortunate to have brought it to life with such great clients and production partners.”

Volkswagen Passenger Vehicles Managing Director, Michal Szaniecki added:  “There are great synergies between DDB and Volkswagen, both in the present and in years gone by, and we have seen that play out throughout the development of this campaign.

“We felt a connection to the creative concept from the beginning and felt it spoke directly to who we are as a brand and how we want people to feel when driving our cars. We are incredibly proud of the outcome and the way it represents the experience of driving with Volkswagen.”

DDB Creative Partner, Jenny Mak said: “Great cars don’t just take you somewhere, they make you feel something. And some cars simply do it better than others. There’s a transformative power that comes from spending time in a quality car, and it’s a power everyone deserves to experience. The brand campaign is offering an invitation to people to remember what driving can be – an invitation that says – “let’s go for a drive”.


Credits

Agency: DDB
National Chief Creative Officer – Stephen de Wolf
Executive Creative Director – Matt Chandler
Creative Partner – Jenny Mak
Associate Creative Director – Simon Koay
Associate Creative Director – Steven Hey
Head of Brand Performance – Michael Sinclair
Senior Strategist – Tom Witcombe
Head of Integrated Content – Adrian Jung
Senior Producer – Liz Nunan
Managing Partner – Nick Russo
Senior Business Director – Nicole Drabsch

Client: Volkswagen Australia
Managing Director – Michal Szaniecki
General Manager Marketing and Product – Ralph Beckmann
Brand Communications and Sponsorship Specialist – Peter Perivolarellis

Production Company: Revolver
Director – Steve Rogers

Managing Director/Co-Owner – Michael Ritchie
Executive Producer/Partner – Pip Smart
Producer – Caroline Kruck
DOP – Simon Duggan
Production Designer – Steven Jones-Evans

Edit House: Arc Edit
Editor – Jack Hutchings

Post Production: Alt VFX
Post Supervisor – Jay Hawkins
Colourist – Trish Cahill

Sound House: Rumble
Sound Design – Tone Aston

 

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