DeLorean

When your client wants the job done yesterday.

DeLorean

47 comments

kaka's picture
kaka
14 pencils

im not sure if i get the main message your trying to convey, maybe it needs a strapline to explain better, whats the usp

Davosk's picture
Davosk
4833 pencils

There is a line at bottom right in red.

Pete2's picture
Pete2
714 pencils

Ammirati & Puris did it better for UPS in early 80's. You're all probably too young to remember - they painted hot wheel decals around the rear wheels of the brown delivery truck.

caloca's picture
caloca
276 pencils

Well I, for one, like this a lot. Maybe its because the movie is from "my generation." But I like it a lot. So simple, I wonder if the exact same thing has been done before. I would check becaue I seem to remember the DeLorean used in something. I think I might of seen it in an archive. Maybe a year old. If not, I think this would be a keeper. I like simple ideas like this.

krautland's picture
krautland
3204 pencils

nice thought but this could have been executed funnier. right now it's a borrowed interest ad. try not to live off some other image but instead to show me the lengths DHL (employees?) will go to to get it there right now.

adbuff07's picture
adbuff07
33 pencils

Krautland, you don't have a clue. Your ideas are boring and your critiques are tired regurgitated BS.

Sam Taylor

krautland's picture
krautland
3204 pencils

you don't know me and this ad is still lame.

erezruby's picture
erezruby
142 pencils

Very simple and nice.
When you need it delivered yesterday.
I like it.

"You will not have creative superiority over me!"

www.twentythree.co.il

Corner Store's picture
Corner Store
229 pencils

I like it but I feel your line is repeating what your image is already showing us.

hard_core's picture
hard_core
146 pencils

Agreed but some people need to be reminded of the movie "Back to the Future". Now I believe the Creative Team had that same fight with the client or the CD. And they finally compromised but the type had to be real real small. :)

stsanto's picture
stsanto
672 pencils

erm.. doesn't matter how fast it is now,.. it's already late, rite? :)

Pete2's picture
Pete2
714 pencils

Yes stsanto - by about 28 years.

Davosk's picture
Davosk
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stsanto & Pete2, it's not about being fast, it's a time machine.

stsanto's picture
stsanto
672 pencils

oops.. didn't see it as time machine :)
it looks more like a modified car with turbo engine to me, hence the idea of being fast.

fen1x's picture
fen1x
471 pencils

I like the slogan. Art is also nice ;]

Pete2's picture
Pete2
714 pencils

If you're implying time machine, then you're advertising an impossible benefit. Consumers are smarter than that.

Davosk's picture
Davosk
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Consumers are smarter and they are used to truth stretching in advertising. They know from what they see here that if they use DHL it will always be delivered on time. No one is really going to think they have real time machines. If I depicted a time travelling vehicle that is unrecognisable, then it would seem deceptive and confusing.

bbp's picture
bbp
18 pencils

I couldn't agree with Pete2 more.
It's about being prompt; not going backwards.

Davosk's picture
Davosk
4833 pencils

Not backwards, always on time, masters of logistics. You think too literal.

AmOgodzzz's picture
AmOgodzzz
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Yeah, I think this works very well. Keep the line of copy. Sometimes it's unnecessary but I think here it strengthens the idea. Love the art direction. I think you can turn this into a campaign with a few other retro/time machine icons.

I actually got two different messages from this. On the one hand, it refers to the DeLorean in Back to the Future so you're doing the time machine thing. On the other hand, its an iconic object from the recent past, which works really well with the line of copy about wanting it yesterday.

bbp and pete2 have absolutely no clue what they're talking about to the point of ridiculousness. I'm hoping its because of cultural differences (i.e. they never saw the movie or know what a delorean is) and not because they're dense.

mith85's picture
mith85
242 pencils

As a heads up FedEx is "When it absolutely has to be there [overnight]", so maybe re-word/play off the yesterday more.

A rocket-powered car to convey expediency is a logical extension, but telling us it's a time machine isn't, in my opinion. The ad itself made more sense before you said that and is quite nice otherwise. Although, I'd bet that adding a rocket engine/jets to something to show it's fast has been done before.

caloca's picture
caloca
276 pencils

The more I read responses the more I realize this would only work in the US. I can't believe people don't get that this is from "Back to the future." I got it as soon as I READ THE TITLE! I didn't even need to see the ad.

Rocket powered car... haha

mith85's picture
mith85
242 pencils

Well there's a pop-culture reference that's as old as I am. :P

Davosk's picture
Davosk
4833 pencils

You must be very young then.

mith85's picture
mith85
242 pencils

As old as Back to the Future itself, bud. ;)

Davosk's picture
Davosk
4833 pencils

Then I hope I'm a bit of a help to you youngsters out there learning the biz.

adbuff07's picture
adbuff07
33 pencils

It's solid. And maybe the DeLorean would still be around if they wrapped it in some yellow; it looks great like that.

Sam Taylor

Hellsing15's picture
Hellsing15
40 pencils

Slow clap!! nice one!

latunde's picture
latunde
24 pencils

Great job man!

regrat's picture
regrat
302 pencils

realy like it. nice

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I would never promote Coca Cola.

3BM's picture
3BM
78 pencils

krautland has a good point about employees which could make it funnier or at least educational. Maybe showing the car but also showing the same employee wearing three different generations of employee's clothing holding the same box???. Just an idea.

clairec's picture
clairec
256 pencils

I like this ad. I think it's pretty funny and I get the idea straight off. But then, I am a huge BTTF fan...

seiyapunk's picture
seiyapunk
59 pencils

nice, but i think you can get a better idea with that concept

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citro's picture
citro
34 pencils

I like the concept, "beating time"... It looks pretty transparent to me.
It is probably more transparent to those who are familiarized with the movie, than for those who aren't, but, in my opinion, that makes it even funnier.

Pete2's picture
Pete2
714 pencils

Citro likes it. So I guess this one's a gonna. Thank the Lord, I'm so over this Delorean!

citro's picture
citro
34 pencils

Pete2, it's not really my thing but, if you want it so bad, I can search the SOS Gay's phone number for you...
Meaning... and using language coincident with your IQ: Leave me the fuck alone.

bluxed's picture
bluxed
2 pencils

Dammit Doc!

If only I had more time! Wait a minute I have a time machine! I'll just go back early and deliver the letter...

Check out www.bttfblog.com It's a back to the future and delorean blog.

StuartLittle's picture
StuartLittle
468 pencils

Just copied from above
Submitted by adbuff07 on Mon, 2008-07-21 19:01.
Krautland, you don't have a clue. Your ideas are boring and your critiques are tired regurgitated BS.

Very true, he is not even a critic. What the hell he is doing in this forum

boyattheback's picture
boyattheback
2 pencils

This is a great idea. I'd have said the strapline could be a lot bigger, but it's funny and grabs your attention.

Anyone who saw Back to the Future or at least associates the Delorean with Back to the Future (oh, that's everyone on the planet) will get it.

The 'delivery yesterday' joke works, plain and simply. Sure, geeks will discuss for hours how DHL might endanger the flux-capacitor but, you know what, it doesn't matter.

If I did PR for a courier company, I'd steal this. And surely no one can have you for false advertising - I mean, it's a joke - but I'm sure some company lawyers would raise the point.

Guest's picture
Guest

Wow. This is really nice but I think you can stretch the truth too much in advertising. Good ad though, it works for me.

shrek12's picture
shrek12
206 pencils

I've heard the term 'borrowed interest' bashed around about this ad but I think it's done tastefully. I think about how I would show a time machine and it's not that easy a choice. I've seen timemachines depicted in things and the iconic one is from the original movie "The time machine." Apart from inventing a new kind of design in photoshop as a generic TM, there isn't much of a choice, The time tunnel, the tardas... The Delorean from Back to the future is a cool choice and still quite modern.

Things are borrowed from everywhere in advertising.

Chris's picture
Chris
1987 pencils

bravo on the retouching

Guest's picture
Guest

Glass houses Davosk?

Guest's picture
Guest

Haha! This is cool. I love it. I'm not to familiar with DHL, but if it's using Doc's DeLorean and making a reference for "when it absolutely needs to be here. Yesterday", I can only assume it's for a delivery company. Simple and relatively creative, and the yellow doesn't look half bad on the DeLo. I mean, if they did make deliveries in that particular car, I'd use DHL on that basis alone. Of course, I'm a BTTF fan.

Guest's picture
Guest

Very cool on the exaggeration of 'always on time'. Maybe the line - "Anywhere, anytime" would be better.

Guest's picture
Guest

haha DHL certainly need time-travelling machine to deliver their stuff in time... or else they will never do it right.

Guest's picture
Guest

nice

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