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Smart Design Meets Sleeker Living with Skoda and DDB Aotearoa


The new campaign celebrates clever design in hidden spaces

Smart Design Meets Sleeker Living with Skoda and DDB Aotearoa

To grow New Zealand’s connection with ŠKODA, Tribal Aotearoa, DDB Group’s digital experience agency has launched a new brand campaign "The Smart Way to Live."

Building on ŠKODA’s smart approach to car design, and imbuing it with new meaning, the campaign seeks to go beyond the functional attributes of ŠKODA, instead looking at how we can incorporate that smart way of thinking into how we live - with ideas everyone can use in their day-to-day.

Across the campaign we see the usefulness of an umbrella in the car door when it's raining, balanced with a quick manoeuvre that uses a hockey stick to carry school bags - both different tips and tricks, but both still elegantly solutions that make us say “why didn’t I think of that?”

Executive creative director at Tribal, Haydn Kerr says because buying a new car can be an emotive process, the campaign seeks to have the notion of smart thinking resonate further than advertising.

"We often wonder why the smartest things can seem so obvious in hindsight - that’s exactly the impact we wanted for this campaign. We wanted consumers to feel that those “of course!” moments are synonymous with ŠKODA as a trusted brand” he says.

Natalie O’Brien, ŠKODA marketing manager says the positioning of the smart way to live is authentic to ŠKODA and is something equally important to the Kiwi way of life.

“The ethos of ‘the smart way to live’ is embedded deeply within ŠKODA - in our added value proposition, our design features and our fleet solutions. But beyond that, we know the idea is also embodied by Kiwi ingenuity – understated, unpretentious innovation - it’s a trait we know and love about New Zealanders,” says Natalie.

The campaign will be live across VOD, YouTube, TV, Social, print and dealership POS.


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DDB New Zealand, Sun, 13 Nov 2022 22:11:27 GMT