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Canon Inspires You to 'Live For the Story' in Beautifully Nostalgic Film

VCCP teams with Megaforce to launch gorgeous new spot set to Mikey Mike's 'Doin' Me'

Canon Inspires You to 'Live For the Story' in Beautifully Nostalgic Film

There is a whole generation of young people that have grown up with photography and videography capabilities at their fingertips; whose idols are YouTubers and Instagrammers as much as they are footballers and movie stars, and who are building careers as travel, fashion and food photographers using nothing more than the phone in their back pocket.

Canon, a brand known mostly for its hardware and product-centric marketing, recognised this new landscape as an opportunity to engage with an audience beyond hobbyists and professionals.

Created by VCCP, ‘Live for the story’ is more than a campaign; it’s a creative platform; a complete brand repositioning and Canon’s most integrated campaign to date. Born out of a belief that it’s so often the small, seemingly insignificant moments – not the posed, edited and filtered selfies or the formal holiday snaps found in every photo album – that you look back on with a smile. It is these occasions in life that bring with them meaningful memories and Canon wants to play a part in the storytelling of these moments, for everyone.

Alongside the TV, DOOH, Cinema, CRM, Retail, VOD, PR, media partnerships and Social, all of which has been re-thought to reflect this new purpose and positioning, Canon has launched an influencer campaign with model, actress and world-famous storyteller Zoe Kravitz ‘365 Days of Summer’. The campaign encourages people to share their stories of summer using the hashtag #liveforthestory, for the chance to chase summer around the world for a year. The spot was directed by Megaforce through Riff Raff Films.

‘Live for the story’ will run across 19 markets throughout EMEA. It is our first campaign for the Canon following our appointment as their lead European creative agency at the end of last year.


Creatives: Ben McCarthy / Seb Housden

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: VCCP

Producer: Ed Mueller

Executive Creative Director: Darren Bailes

Account Management: Emma Whitmarsh / Olivia Packshaw

Production Company

Production Company: Riff Raff Films

Executive Producer: Matthew Fone

Director: Megaforce

DOP: Kasper Tuxen

Producer: Jane Lloyd


Editor: Joe Guest @ Final Cut

Post Production / VFX

Post Production Company: The Mill

3D Artists (cont.): Francois Roisin

2D Lead Artists: Ben Turner


Mix: Ben Leeves @ Grand Central Recording Studios

Music Production: Finger Music

Digital Production Company

Producer: Gemma Humphries

Colourist: Mick Vincent

Category: Cameras , It, phones, Av and computers

Genre: Storytelling