Ford G Series: Windmills

Advertising Agency: JWT Melbourne, Australia
Executive Creative Director: Richard Muntz
Creative Director: Keith Nicholas
Art Directors / Copywriters: Phil van Bruchem, Nick Weller
Photographer: Chris Von Menge
Retouching: Ashley Bird, Imagenation
Published: June 2008

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monicamexico's picture
monicamexico
830 pencils

What's the point? Wind energy has nothing to do with this car.

teenquey's picture
teenquey
290 pencils

(-_-") the wind mill has got nothing to do with wind energy. it's not what it is trying to say.

with all the benefits written in the copy, we are brought into state peace of mind. if u see the fingers are playing thru the car's window. the ad is bringing us to fantasy world. so it's not about wind energy okay.

amburel's picture
amburel
44 pencils

Apparently it's a slow car since the kid has time to flick each one of them. Either that or they're pulled over with a flat tire and she's bored.

karinova's picture
karinova
28 pencils

I suspect that the wind-energy confusion (shown in some of the comments) is no accident. I get the feeling they were probably counting on that Pavlovian green-vertising reaction. Sure, the copy doesn't mention fuel efficiency or carbon emissions, but the scenes they chose certainly evoke that already-very-nearly-cliched "we're advertising our environmental friendliness!!" aesthetic.

When I see an ad featuring a green/planty/misty/watery utterly unspoiled natural scene with absolutely no signs of human life—no roads, no houses, no boats, not even so much as a footprint in the sand — I pretty much assume it's about to tell me how green some product is or has lately become.

Plus, it's the new, "G" series.

lealitis's picture
lealitis
21 pencils

(done)

Wind mill is better for a hybrid car

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIre6YDyDPM

benpep's picture
benpep
2 pencils

Isn't it as simple as 'if you have/travel in a ford g series you are giving the environment a helping hand (or finger)'??

justeelona's picture
justeelona
27 pencils

yea ~

Guest's picture
Guest

I agree, very misleading. Studies show that over 60% of consumers distrust "green" claims by manufacturers. This one is very easy to see through, and will ultimately damage Fords reputation. And it's harder to regain someones trust than to keep it in the first place.

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