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Blue Hive Goes Further for Ford

Here’s one we missed from a few weeks back. Agency Blue Hive created a new online spot for Ford promoting the new Ford EcoSport and its keyless entry feature, entitled “Go Further.”

In the spot, a tanned beach dude, wearing a very small bathing suit walks along the beach to the tune of The Chordettes’ version of “Lollipop,” which fits the scene well. As he garners stares from onlookers, it becomes clear he’s heading back to his car. But how is he going to open it? Where could he possibly have put his keys? While the onlookers in the ad and viewers alike wonder this, he approaches the car, it beeps, and he gets in and drive away, followed by the suggestive message, “Where you put your keys is up to you.” The message is pretty clear: instead of rummaging around in a sandy bag for your keys after a day at the beach, you can just tuck your key fob in your crotch at the beginning of the day and forget about it. Thanks, Ford!
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Blue Hive, London Unveils Ford Mustang with ‘The Road Awaits’

The Ford Mustang is coming to Europe for the first time in its 50 year history, and agency Blue Hive is launching the brand with a campaign culminating in a chance to pre-order the iconic car during the Ford-sponsored 2014 UEFA Champions League Final on May 24th.

The TV spots showcase open roads in different locations across Europe with the campaign tagline, “The Road Awaits.” Logistically ambitious, the spots “involved closing landmark roads around Europe – including the Coliseum in Rome, Regent St in London and the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.” The commercials are part of a larger, 360 campaign which also includes digital, social media, email, print, and cinema. Each of these components directs viewers to the landing experience where participants can register their details for a chance to pre-order a Mustang of their choice. Only 500 of these Mustangs will be available ahead of the car’s official launch, and Blue Hive has created a digital pop-up shop allowing fans to have a chance at pre-ordering for the duration of the 2014 UEFA Champions League final. Stick around for credits after the jump. Read more

Wednesday Odds and Ends

-CHI & Partners and director Ed Burns take the “No Mothers Day” pledge in a new PSA for advocacy group, Every Mother Counts (above). Big Spaceship handled web/Facebook app duties. link

-London agency Blue Hive hired former GS&P creative director Karin Onsager-Birch as ECD.

-The Cannes Lions organizers have added more judges to their two new categories, Branded Content & Entertainment and Mobile. link

-Are digital marketing shows getting worse and worse? link

-Some say the world’s largest McDonald’s being built exclusively for the 2012 London Olympics is “a big ad for obesity.” Care to disagree? link

-Target is taking Kindle off the shelves. link

 

 

Lam Takes Head Post on ADC ‘Interactive’ Jury

Seven months after taking on an ECD post at McCann NY, Natalie Lam gets some kudos gets some nods from the Art Directors Club by being named jury chair. The Interactive ACD prize will be judged by these folks:

Natalie Lam (jury chair), executive creative director, McCann Erickson, New York, NY, USA
Miguel Calderon, chief executive officer, Grupo W, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
Belen Coca, chief creative officer, La Despensa, Madrid, Spain
Jacob Cohen, founder, Stackhouse, New York, NY, USA
Wade Convay, executive creative director, R/GA, New York, NY, USA
Marta Cutler, partner, writer, Blok Design, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Daniele Fiandaca, head of innovation, Cheil London, UK
Naoki Ito, chief creative officer, Party, Tokyo, Japan
Mehera O’Brien, director, Miami Ad School, New York, NY, USA
Karin Onsager-Birch, associate reative director, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco, CA, USA
Karyn Pascoe, executive creative director, Organic, New York, NY, USA
Steve Persico, copywriter, Leo Burnett Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Malcolm Poynton, chief creative officer, Sapient, London, UK
Jens Schmidt, creative director, Moccu GMBH, Berlin, Germany
Kristina Slade, creative director, AKQA, San Francisco, CA, USA
James Widegren, partner, executive creative director, Your Majesty, New York, NY, USA