Mazda Reinvents Bond with Boobs and Ass for Topdowns

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We are big on the Bond reinvention characterized by Daniel Craig so maybe it's only natural that we'd be mildly iffy about this new campaign by Mazda, which takes the freshly-lit Bond torch out of Craig's hands and puts it in the claws of the usual two-dimensional leather-clad woman who skulks in the dark.

Building on the 12 Second Thriller campaign, which might as well have been a series of Viagra shorts, Mazda brings us Every Drive's a Thriller, boasting two :30 films directed by Luke Scott, Casino and Desert Treasure.

We'd say that we're turned on enough to buy an MX-5, and the whole power woman in black motif is always a bit exciting, but the Zoom-Zoom thing makes it feel a bit silly, a lot like the compressed and cartoony "Hello Moto."

Really. What can't you sell between two long leather-clad legs?

by Angela Natividad    Jan-31-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Campaigns, Online, Television   

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Posted by: Kurre on January 31, 2007 5:42 PM

This reminds me more of Kill Bill than Bond...

Posted by: Porthos on February 1, 2007 11:48 AM

That's right. The spot takes it's cues from a number of "thrilling" genres and films, the more obvious of which are Bond, Kill Bill and Crouching Tiger... And the fact that Luke Scott (Sir Ridley Scott's son) did the directing has added an extra dash of Hollywood flavour...

Posted by: Kurre on February 1, 2007 6:34 PM

Mazda MX-5. "Every drive's a thriller" campaign.

"Every drive's a thriller". That's the new advertising campaign from Mazda Motor Europe and JWT-Duesseldorf for the new generation Mazda MX-5. The world's bestselling roadster is now outfitted with not only the classic soft-top roof, but the fastest folding hardtop roof currently available.

Last year, the Mazda MX-5 "12 Second Thriller" pre-launch campaign combined the exciting, best-in-class handling and performance of the roadster with creative inspiration from the thriller film genre. The new launch campaign takes that concept one step further.

Eddy Greenwood, European Creative Director for Mazda Motor Europe's lead agency JWT-Duesseldorf said, "With the 'Every drive's a thriller' campaign, JWT has delivered a big idea that's lots of fun for everyone involved. It works in all channels and it's inspiring our partner agencies to do great work too."

"Every drive's a thriller" boasts two films, "Casino" and "Desert Treasure", both of which take their cues from major Hollywood thrillers. They were directed by Luke Scott, son to the award-winning director Sir Ridley Scott, and produced by RSA Films. The campaign's print executions work as movie posters for the two films.

Kurt B. Geiger, Copywriter on the project stated, "The Mazda MX-5 is a thrilling ride, and we wanted to capture that kind of driving excitement with this campaign." Igor Karpalov, Art Director furthered, "So we used a film genre - and a director - that bring Mazda's Zoom-Zoom personality to life."

According to Damian Donnellan, Communications Manager at Mazda Motor Europe, "At Mazda Europe, we work with 22 markets across the entire continent. And they all have their special cultural idiosyncrasies. So it's important that our communications appeal to everyone and excite all of our owners and customers, no matter where they live. The Mazda MX-5 and the 'Every drive's a thriller' campaign achieve that."


Title: Mazda MX-5 Every drive's a thriller
Films: Casino, Desert Treasure
Use: 2007 Pan-European

Client: Mazda Motor Europe
Vice President Marketing: Masahiro Moro
Communications Manager: Damian Donnellan

Agency: JWT-Duesseldorf
Creative Director: Eddy Greenwood
Creatives: Kurt B. Geiger/Igor Karpalov

Director: Luke Scott
Production Company: RSA Films
Print Photography: Peer Brecht
Online Production: Syzygy-London


Contact:
JWT-Duesseldorf
Michael Buttlar, Global Business Director Mazda
Kaistraße 2
40221 Duesseldorf
Germany
T: +49 211 1592450
F: +49 211 15924510

Posted by: JWT on March 2, 2007 4:48 AM





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