Europcar: Crush hour

Advertising agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Paris, France
Executive Creative Director: Chris Garbutt
Creatives: Emmanuel Bougneres, Benjamin Dessagne
TV Producer: Antoine Bagot
Head of digital and branded content: Frederic Levron
Director: Gustav Johansson
Production company: Moonwalk
Post production: Nightshift
Music production: Studios Appollo

January 2011


Shawali's picture
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No one cares about child labor, eye donation or saving the Earth: NO PSA!!! http://adsoftheworld.com/forum/135094

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I like the idea, but I'm not sure that I'd have a very good sense of humour about it if I were one of those people.

writersblog's picture
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The clapping. So belittling.

morse's picture
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Haha, very funny! :)

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pitted prunes
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nice.. but it'll sure piss me off big time if i were one of those being pranked.

Threadlessscrew's picture
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"How will I get home!", um take the bus? Frustratingly effective campaign.

hadrianapolis's picture
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irritating campaign. didn't like it. you can't teach people the advantage of car renting by the way of this type of joke...

rheinformat's picture
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Funny Idea !!


axelldotcom's picture
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I think the campaingn is fun, but id doesn't make you go and rent a car. Yea their web traffic has increased but what about the sales?

CuriousPencil's picture
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I'll echo axelldot's question: what were the results apart from a momentary blink in the media glare?

Paloma's picture
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That's really fun. But you're mad guys!!!!

Blaz's picture
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To axelldotcom and CuriousPencil, you guys know how to read?

"83% more subscriptions to Europcar Autoliberté program", at the end.

CuriousPencil's picture
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Was temporary stupidity, thanks Blaz.

Glut's picture
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Very stressful idea, but it would be interesting to have more data about the before.

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mitali prasad
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no way..! didn't like the whole campaign! it's a different idea..but maybe a bit too exaggerated?

800A's picture
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Guys, I think we should have ever the right sense of decency, tasteful. If I was one of that guy, I swear, I'll punch you strait on your face.
We cannot make people freak out just for adv or for a idea that on the paper seems cool.
And, rent a car do not reduce trafic jam, and I do not think "something could happen to my car, is better to rent one" with this joke 'cause is too exagerate, it's false.

CuriousPencil's picture
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The voice of reason. You are absolutely right 800A, there are limits to how far we should fuck with people's heads just to shift product; and this one did go too far. Who would've thought that advertising professionals would become desensitized to the feelings of normal humans?

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maesepedro's picture
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Beadle's About.

JAG's picture
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Is it possible these people are actors? They seem a little too willing to stand around and use the phone rather than contact the police. And the clapping... Hmmm

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Beamen's picture
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I think it's a good ad. U decrease the traffic jam by renting a car 'cause u're doing it only for the real reasons and not to go buy a sandwich, go to the sport club, take a drink, etc etc...

But I can assure you that if I were one of those guys, I could have killed someone... (If I had believed that my red car had become a gray wrecked car!)

I'm sure the trapped people have been dommaged with a large amount of money then I'll not complain for them. ^^

kaza777's picture
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what if that dude had a heart attack? LOL

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