human.kind has conceptualised an advertising campaign based on the phrase 'a little birdie told me' for its latest client, Cartrack. Three humourous 30' TVCs, one 10' sting and various outdoor print executions form the basis of the campaign, designed to create a high level of 'standout' for the brand, and to build awareness of all the product offerings.
Instead of focusing solely on Cartrack's stolen vehicle recovery solution, which falls within a highly competitive market, the campaign sets out to differentiate Cartrack and to highlight additional offerings. These include fleet management systems that measure driver behaviour. Creative director of human.kind, Matthew Cooper explains, "Most fleet managers need information about driver behaviour, which is where the 'little birdie' concept was born. A personified bird character appears to notify the vehicle or fleet owner that something is amiss - actual vehicle theft, petrol being stolen, poor driving or deviation from the route, etc."
The 'little birdie' is played by British actor, Maxwell Laird of Harry Potter fame, who is a dwarf. Dressed in a feathered bird suit, Laird delivers perfectly executed comedic lines. "Maxwell was the ultimate professional and we're sure the public will enjoy his performance," says Cooper.
The three TVC's are currently being flighted on DSTV, and the campaign extends to five outdoor advertising sights. The adverts will also be flighted in Mozambique.
Fuelled by creative thinking, human.kind has once again delivered a memorable and entertaining campaign.
Creative director: Matthew Cooper Copyhead: Matthew Rowles Art director: Zanita Cooper Copywriter: Tamlyn McPherson Agency producer: Caron Bosman Account director: Paul Williams Account manager: Alexa Vorster Production company: Bioscope Films Director: Hylton Tannenbaum Executive producer: Daniel Kaplan Post production: Left Audio: Freq'ency
For further information on skilful advertising, strategic insight and solid brand development, please contact Deon Kruger, managing director, on 011 447 1211 or visit: www.humankindadvertising.co.za.
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