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Posts Tagged ‘Tito Melega’

Nissan Wants You to Open ‘The Briefcase’

Nissan’s new online initiative “The Briefcase” courtesy of TBWA\Chiat\Day LA features a high octane car chase (starring the new 2014 Nissan Rogue) ending in a click through to a contest offering contestants the chance to win one of three 2014 Rogues.

The video opens with a man getting in a hired car for his usual commute home from work. When a motorcycle pulls up and hands off a briefcase to the driver, however, all hell breaks loose. Soon everyone seems to be after the Rogue, including a helicopter that attempts to land on the car. In the end, they run into a blockade and a man shouts “Open the briefcase,” at which time viewers are prompted to click on a link to open it. This link clicks through to the contest on Nissan’s Facebook page. It’s a clever, interactive way to lead viewers to the contest, even if the video is a little over the top. Fans of the brand should enjoy having a background story going into the contest, where they can enter once per day, or more if they share information about the contest via email or social media — a pretty good way to incentivise sharing.

The contest begins today and runs through February 13th at 11:59 PM. You can enter the contest here for your chance to win a 2014 Nissan Rogue. Credits after the jump.

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TBWA, Tool Craft Passion Genome Campaign Extension for Nissan

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TBWA\Chiat\Day LA and Tool have created a neat social extension of the TVC from a couple of months ago to promote the Nissan 2014 Versa Note.

The Passion Genome site allows users to “see the passions they share with their friends illustrated in a Passion Portrait, a personalized, interactive visualization of themselves.” How does that work exactly? Well, basically you link your Facebook account to the site so it can analyze your info and you choose a photo to represent yourself. It didn’t work so well for me, but then I don’t have any decent portrait shots on Facebook (my profile pic is currently a sloth astronaut).

Nissan seems very excited about the project as Jon Brancheau, VP/marketing for the automaker’s North American ops, says in a statement,”The Passion Genome displays passions and connections in an extraordinary and fascinating way, and we at Nissan can’t wait to see how it resonates with everyone who explores it.” The project was inspired by the idea that the 2014 Versa Note has a “sculpted, modern look” that “reflects the active lives of its target buyers.” That may be a bit of a stretch, but that’s no matter. People will share this on Facebook and spread awareness for Nissan. Especially because if you share your Passion Portrait on Facebook or Twitter (using the #PassionPortrait hashtag) you could win one of eight $1,000 gift cards from Amazon.com and have your portrait featured on PassionGenome.com. Go try it for yourself, and feel free to link to your Passion Portrait in the comments section. Credits after the jump.  Read more

Jeah, Ryan Lochte Muscles Up for Nissan

Ryan Lochte may wear that clueless grin in the new Nissan spot created by TBWA, but he’s still laughing to the bank on the heels of his impressive, yet imperfect 2012 Olympics. Ryan Lochte’s “Office Burn” shows car customers (remember, this is for Nissan) how to stay fit at the office: conference call calisthenics, coffee curls, and synergy sit-ups are just a few of the drills Lochte powers through in a buttoned sport coat. Nissan’s Innovation for Endurance might make sense, say, if we actually saw more cars in the commercial. But–like most Ryan Lochte moments–things don’t always make sense.

For those interested in a funnier example of Lochte’s senselessness, watch this Funny or Die video. There’s no product placement, and you get to hear an Olympic gold medalist say, “The pool is the biggest and most expensive toilet. And it’s all mine.”

If only these office exercises could’ve helped Lochte win more gold medals than Michael PhelpsThere’s always 2016. A ridiculously long list of credits after the jump.

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Chiat LA Welcomes New Nissan CD

TBWA\Chiat\Day LA creative director Tito Melega has a new partner-in-crime on Nissan as Karl Dunn has now joined the agency to serve as a fellow CD on the automaker’s account. Dunn is no stranger to the TBWA network as he had creative stints at \Hunt Lascaris Cape Town and Johannesburg early on in his career. Along with his TBWA experience, Dunn has worked as a senior writer and digital creative director at BBH and Leo Burnett’s Singapore offices, respectively, was a senior CW at StrawberryFrog Amsterdam (on Heineken) and has auto experience with the likes of Plantage Berlin/BSUR Amsterdam as a creative director on MINI (“Love Is in the Air,” anyone?).

Chiat LA CCO Rob Schwartz says of his new agency’s new hire, “He’s done great work on brands like Mini, Levi’s and BMW Motorcycles. And he’s working right now on developing iconic ideas for Nissan against our highly successful Innovation For All creative platform.’

 

Chiat LA Adds Creative, Promotes Staffers

Our favorite agency ever, TBWA\Chiat\Day LA, announced that it’s promoted staffers including Jennifer Nottoli to global account director on Energizer, Karin Schaer to executive director of marketing and business development and Mike Litwin to group account director on Pepsi.

On the creative front, the Lee Clow-led operation brought on Tito Melega (right) as creative director on Nissan. Melega, who bills himself as “Award-winning Integrated Art Director / Creative Director Available for select projects, both agency and client-direct” on his LinkedIn, served as an AD at shops including Ogilvy and JWT New York and was a creative director at BBDO for a few years. Additionally, he’s the organizer and curator of TEDxHollywood and is the founder of autism recovery-focused organization, Hopetism. Melega, who Chiat LA’s CCO Rob Schwartz calls “a true Media Artist” in a statement, will work on Nissan in North and Latin America as well as Canada.

As for the people that were promoted, Nottoli and Schaer have both worked their way up the TBWA\Chiat\Day LA ranks for 14 years while Litwin joined the agency in 2004 after stints at JWT and the now-defunct Fallon New York.