Dodge: Baby

Advertising Agency: Proximity BBDO Brussels, Belgium

Brief:
In 2007 we launched Dodge on the Belgian market as THE macho car brand. In 2008, the dare was even more exciting: sell the first Dodge family wagon to our audience, while strengthening the macho image of the brand at the same time! Family cars usually have ‘Baby on board’ stickers on the back. The typical macho on the other hand rather has 'fun' in the back of the car. The conception became the concept: Baby Made On Board. The campaign invited our prospects to test the backseat of the Dodge Journey, and make a baby during the ‘test drive’!

Implementation:
Baby made on board stickers were handed out, e-mails were sent and posters were put out, all leading to the website. Here the action was communicated, and visitors were invited to spread the message, by sending an interactive, baby tickling e-card to their girlfriend, or making fun of their friends with an e-card highlighting the importance of ‘coming’ together. Virtual ‘training’ in baby-making was equally possible. And the campaign was supported with funny radio commercials. Gorgeous Dodge girls playing in the wet drew attention to the showrooms. Predictors were given to every couple that went for a backseat 'test drive'.

Results:
The campaign was more than fruitful: a total of 72 babies speaks for itself! The action became the talk of the day on many blogs around the world, from Brazil to Russia. It was picked-up by national and international media (press, radio), national and international, and no less than 137.000 articles were published online. On the 10th of March, baby David was born, and a Dodge Journey was handed over to the proud parents.

Relevance:
Family cars usually have ‘Baby on board’ stickers on the back. The typical macho on the other hand rather has fun in the back of the car. The conception became the concept.

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6 comments

morse's picture
morse
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That's a funny idea!

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everartz's picture
everartz
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morse i like your display photo more than the ad! :D

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brandsurgeon's picture
brandsurgeon
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72 babies made. Hmm... and the number of Dodges sold is.........??

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DJVassallo's picture
DJVassallo
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to test the rear seat by making a baby? hahahahaha... where´s the footage of test drives?

Guest's picture
Guest

I think that's a really great idea

Guest's picture
Guest

this is hillarious and straight to the point. ej

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