Honda: Everybody knows somebody who loves a Honda

The first installment of the Honda Brand campaign began in August when Honda launched its official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/honda) with a social-experiment application to recruit Honda fans to show how everyone knows someone who loves a Honda. Once users joined the social experiment, they could become a fan of Honda and a handful of specific Honda vehicles. As of early October, all current Honda vehicles now have fan pages too. Once users participated in the experiment, they see how they are connected to their friends, view a chain of friends in their Honda web, and find out just how long their chain extends around the world.

Three early participants in the Facebook social-experiment were cast to appear in the new Honda Brand spots. All others featured in the spots are actual Honda owners and were selected through real-people casting in New York, N.Y.; Boulder, Colo.; and Charleston, S.C., where the spots were filmed. The multimedia campaign includes one 30-second spot and two 15-second spots.

An online hub (http://love.honda.com) for the Brand campaign, contains all three TV spots plus extra footage in a connected, sequential chain. Within the chain of spots, users can click on the Honda owner cast members and listen to more than 20 interviews of cast members talking about their personal Honda experiences.

Advertising Agency: RPA, Santa Monica, CA, USA
Creative Directors: Joe Baratelli, Patrick Mendelson
Art Directors: Hobart Birmingham, David Mesfin
Copywriters: Perrin Anderson, Tylynne McCauley
Other additional credits:
ECD: David Smith
CD: Joe Baratelli
CD: Patrick Mendelson
Jr. Art Director: Brian Farkas
EP: Gary Paticoff
Agency Producer: Brian Donnelly
Program Director: Dave Brezinski
Technology Director: Scott Westerfield
Technology Manager: Bradley Stone
Web/Flash Development: Craig Pierce, Corey Hudson, Jeff Siegal, Al Mata
User Experience Lead: Pramit Nairi
Flash/Video Production: Chris Gomez, Chad Kampbell, Derrick Hausen

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