Crush hour

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January 2011

Ambient advertisment created by Ogilvy, France for Europcar, within the category: Automotive.

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

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Shawali's picture
Activity Score 8442


No one cares about child labor, eye donation or saving the Earth: NO PSA!!!

Shawali's picture
Activity Score 8442


No one cares about child labor, eye donation or saving the Earth: NO PSA!!!

thedesignaddict's picture
Activity Score 5403


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
Activity Score 553

The clapping. So belittling.

morse's picture
Activity Score 18006

Haha, very funny! :)

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pitted prunes
Activity Score 216

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

Threadlessscrew's picture
Activity Score 39

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

hadrianapolis's picture
Activity Score 733

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
Activity Score 23

Funny Idea !!


axelldotcom's picture
Activity Score 3

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
Activity Score 4225

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

Paloma's picture
Activity Score 531

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

Blaz's picture
Activity Score 69

To axelldotcom and CuriousPencil, you guys know how to read?

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

CuriousPencil's picture
Activity Score 4225

Was temporary stupidity, thanks Blaz.

Glut's picture
Activity Score 3935

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

mitali prasad's picture
mitali prasad
Activity Score 458

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

800A's picture
Activity Score 39

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
Activity Score 4225

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?

rantoniops's picture
Activity Score 5


maesepedro's picture
Activity Score 90

Beadle's About.

JAG's picture
Activity Score 166

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

TorstenM's picture
Activity Score 77


Beamen's picture
Activity Score 225

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
Activity Score 166

what if that dude had a heart attack? LOL