Peugeot: Pee

Engineered to be enjoyed.

Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Johannesburg, South Africa
Creative Director: Rajesh Ranchod
Art Directors / Copywriters: Olivia Tesson, Lawrence Katz
Photographer: Michael Meyersfeld
Published: December 2003

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24 comments

Kaifa's picture
Kaifa
136 pencils

So, this car is so funny to drive that I can't even stop to pee?
But why not showing this concept on the driver' seat? Or on his jeans?
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unlimilove's picture
unlimilove
57 pencils

Hi Kaifa,

I don't think like you.
When people are scared they pee... baseline: 206 GTI
The dog looks scared of the speed.

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soulbearer's picture
soulbearer
207 pencils

Nop...that's not it.

All dogs tend to pee when the find a confortable place.
That dog, even being a puppet (classic automobile prop) is so confortable that he peed on that carpet/cover from the trunk.

Hence the copy: "engineered to be enjoyed"

gargamelord's picture
gargamelord
32 pencils

Soooo wrong. Unlimilove is right. Your line of thinking is way out of it.

philippertl's picture
philippertl
656 pencils

I think the idea is funny, but the strapline needs working on. Enjoyment and pee don't go together.

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restless_r's picture
restless_r
277 pencils

yes i agree, the headline is not working here, this ad needs a headline that connects fear with speed (thats how i see it )

Kaifa's picture
Kaifa
136 pencils

Hi Unlimilove,
Maybe you are right, but can you really sell a car by saying that it is fast like hell,
nowadays when everybody talks about pollution, safety, respect on the road and things like that?

For me the baseline talks about pleasure of driving in general, not speed.
You are so comfortable in a Peugeot, so satisfied that you don't want to stop driving.
But for a car maniac like me, the image of the dog just don't work.
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"I could have killed 'em all, I could kill you. In town you're the law, out here it's me. Don't push it. Don't push it or I'll give you a war you won't believe."

pmoniz's picture
pmoniz
35 pencils

Yes you can sell a car by saying that it is fast as hell, especially when i it's at a very affordable eprice like the 206 GTI .

I really like the idea, the toy dog pissing himself coz of the speed,. The baseline ccould've been thought out a bit better though.

soulbearer's picture
soulbearer
207 pencils

He peed not because its fast, but because is cozy.....

creativewannabe's picture
creativewannabe
81 pencils

The baseline is actually the slogan for the Peugeot brand. What the ad needs is a clever headline.

adsthinker's picture
adsthinker
119 pencils

obviously this ads made people confuse wether is it selling speed or pleasure of driving. personally i think its too comfortable.

shevonsing's picture
shevonsing
9 pencils

I think it's about peeing. The dog is scared of the speed. But the copy has to be changed. But nice idea if it goes with peeing.

soulbearer's picture
soulbearer
207 pencils

He's peeing because he's comfortable. Real dogs do that. How can u even see speed here.....?!

I think you are all remembering the famous VW ad with the dog stuck in the backseat like if he was in a rocket with the copy Really Powerfull ( Vraiment Puissant)...

drunk dave's picture
drunk dave
1066 pencils

two years ago and you're putting it up now? come on ollie and the fat writer.

anselmo34's picture
anselmo34
17 pencils

uh...wha?

ivanshowfine's picture
ivanshowfine
131 pencils

it seems old fashion but i like it

brc912's picture
brc912
105 pencils

He's peeing because he doesn't want to take the time to stop the car to relieve himself because he is just enjoying the drive too much. I think we can all agree that the ad needs work. Too much misunderstanding in the purpose/meaning.

mlsman5000's picture
mlsman5000
128 pencils

This is shit.

Alistair C.'s picture
Alistair C.
692 pencils

it's so fun that the plastic dog comes to life.

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®
131 pencils

oh my god! i can't believe some posts actually imply that the dog is anything but scared!...

Dog scared - car fast -people buy... and yes it sells... Isn't it why it's one of the top selling cars in the world??

crazydave's picture
crazydave
114 pencils

misman5000 as i recall this ad got a cannes finalist. it's clearly not as shit as the work you're producing. Or maybe the cannes judges are just idiots?

nextt's picture
nextt
33 pencils

If the objective of the ad is to get people to debate, create hype, word of mouth, hare-brained theories over WHY DID THE DOG PEE, then it's brilliant! Otherwise... :)

antisanti's picture
antisanti
34 pencils

The dog is scared of the speed.

This is another example:

http://www.advertka.ru/img/print/peugeot_jesus.jpg

jazzayer's picture
jazzayer
10 pencils

love the idea, but, not the line..

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