“If you want to survive, listen up.”
So begins Innocean’s new spot “Speech” for Hyundai (Two undead posts in a day? What the hell, it’s October). The speaker of those lines credits his ability to live off the land and fight for his survival, but an onlooker points to his Hyundai zombie-killing vehicle. Although the spot’s attempt at humor falls mostly flat, it was perfectly timed, debuting last night during the premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead. The 30 second spot was also show during Talking Dead last night, while “The Walking Dead Chop Shop” — the site that lets users build their own Zombie Survival Machine — launched during San Diego’s Comic-Con in July. Innocean’s television spot will be accompanied by three digital spots in all — “Speech,” “Cooler” and “Difference — airing on Hyundai’s social media channels.
The spot functions not just as a stand-alone advertisement, but as a way to drive viewers to the “The Walking Dead Chop Shop” site, which is a great tie-in. Actually, I’m kind of not sure if the spot is a tie-in for the site, or the site is a tie-in for the spot. I’m going with the former, since the site existed first. At any rate, we covered “The Walking Dead Chop Shop” back in July, but for the link-averse, here’s a short review: you can use any of three Hyundai vehicles as your base-vehicle and then pimp them out with all kinds of accessories, like razor wire, a “horde plow” and (of course) flame throwers and cattle guns. This isn’t exactly my sort of thing, but it should be a lot of fun for the car/weapon happy and zombie-obsessed. Credits after the jump.
Executive Creative Director: Greg Braun
Creative Directors: Barney Goldberg, Scott Muckenthaler, Tom Pettus
Art Director: Arnie Presiado
Copywriter: Jeb Quaid
VP, Director of Integrated Production: Jamil Bardowell
Executive Producer, Content: Brandon Boerner
Product Specialist: Lawrence Chow
VP, Account Director: Juli Swingle
Account Supervisor: Darcy Tokita
Account Coordinator: Kohl Samuels
VP, Digital Engagement and Strategy: Uwe Gutschow
VP, Media Planning: Ben Gogley
Media Director: James Zayti
Senior Business Affairs Manager: Lisa Nichols
Project Manager: Dawn Cochran
Production Company: Biscuit Filmworks
Editorial Company: Union Editorial
Music Company: Human
Producer: Jonathan Stanford
Telecine Place: Company 3
Online Place: Union Editorial
Record Mix Place: Eleven Sound
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