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Honda Launches First Australian Brand TVC 'Moving You' via Leo Burnett, Melbourne

The spot demonstrates how Honda has always been one of the world's most innovative and influential companies

Honda Launches First Australian Brand TVC 'Moving You' via Leo Burnett, Melbourne

Honda Australia has launched its first ever brand TVC via Leo Burnett Melbourne, celebrating Honda's innovative, human-centric philosophy.

It creates technology to help stroke victims walk again, powers our farming industry, uses robotics to assist us in everyday life, and designs boat motors, supercars and even jets.

Says Jason Williams, chief creative officer, Leo Burnett, Melbourne: "Honda creates products that are centred around the people who use them. While other manufacturers obsess over what a product can do, Honda dreams about how it can seamlessly complement and advance our lives."

While Honda has told this story in other countries before, most Australians are unaware of how diverse and innovative Honda is as a company. The new 60-second commercial recognises Honda's long history of human-centred engineering that separates it from other car brands.  

Stephen Collins, director, Honda Australia, said Honda's revitalisation has come on the back of a bold effort to reconnect with customers and build understanding of the diversity and uniqueness of Honda.

Says Collins: "The new brand TVC really shows the breadth of the Honda business and our commitment to enrich people's lives through the products we create and services we offer. The recent addition of our 5 Year Unlimited Kilometre Warranty is just another way we are committed to putting customers at the centre."

Directed by Michael Spiccia from Scoundrel with post effects by Blackbird, the spot opens with an intimate moment as a recovering stroke victim supported by a Honda Walking Assist Device embraces her partner once again. As an instrumental version of the iconic Eurythmics song "Sweet Dreams" builds, an orchestrated choreography of Honda technology gradually envelops the couple.  

Scott McGregor, general manager, customer and communications, Honda Australia, said customers would see more from Honda in coming months as its revitalised brand messaging sweeps into customer consciousness across a range of media. This year is one of the busiest launch years in Honda Australia's history - with 80 per cent of the Honda product portfolio being refreshed or completely new in 2017.  
Says McGregor: "The creative brief for this campaign was quite clear -- putting the customer at the centre of everything we do - the Honda story is emotive and passionate, and we feel this campaign reflects this. This will play a key role in engaging a new generation of customers for Honda, because there is real substance behind what we are saying."

Mr. McGregor said the 'Power of Dreams' was still at the core of the Honda brand, but it has been re-imagined via the new campaign.

The brand TVC has been rolled out alongside outdoor, digital, social and dealership POS.

Advertiser: Honda Australia

Brand Communications Manager: Ben Familton, Melissa Spiers (Specialist)

General Manager: Scott McGregor

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: Leo Burnett Melbourne

Chief Creative Officer: Jason Williams

Group Account Director: Jaime Morgan

Senior Producer: Cinnamon Darvall

Senior Creative Team: Joe Hill / Garret Fitzgerald / Blair Kimber / Andrew Woodhead

Director of Integrated Strategy: Ilona Janashvili

Media Agency

Media Agency: Zenith

Production Company

Production Company: Scoundrel

Executive Producer: Adrian Shapiro

Director: Michael Spiccia

DOP: Danny Ruhlmann

Producer: Ben Scandrett-Smith

Production Designer: Lucinda Thomson


Edit Company: The Butchery

Editor: Jack Hutchings

Post Production / VFX

Post Production Company: Blackbird

VFX Supervisor: Nicholas Ponzoni

VFX Producer: Sam Hall

VFX: Nicholas Ponzoni


Music Supervision: Chelsea Ramsden

Composer: Jesse Watt

Audio Post Production: Nylon Studios

Sound Engineer: Stuart Welch

Song: Sweet Dreams

Artist: Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart

Music Production: Karla Henwood