Volkswagen: Crocodile

If you don't do it for him, do it for him. New Golf. Ecological, economical.

Advertising Agency: Agence V, Paris, France
Creative Director: Christian Vince
Art Director: Guillaume Meriaux
Copywriter: Adrien Plouard
Photographer: Olivier Borst
Published: September 2009

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23 comments

alexander_bickov's picture
alexander_bickov
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Good idea

Rabubi's picture
Rabubi
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I think the link is tedious between low emissions and saving a croc.

jsptrck404's picture
jsptrck404
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yeah, but seems like a client demand (two point brief), no? one that the creatives actually turned into a respectable effort at tying lost-cost and low-emissions. can't ding the work for that.

(although, i am taking the liberties of making a couple assumptions).

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dlue's picture
dlue
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lol would have been funnier with just the two "ecological" and "economical" on top of images...

cheers,
dlue

Wordnerd's picture
Wordnerd
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agree. who's 'him' in the second one anyway.

munirgee's picture
munirgee
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you are right...

Jaap Grolleman's picture
Jaap Grolleman
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it only makes me think about a poor crocodile who is turned into a wallet. my initial link with the Golf was that it had a crocodile interior.

Guest's picture
Guest

How can anyone be this dumb?

I laughed out loud when I saw this. Not sure if that was the reaction they were going for, but nonetheless, pretty good.

maranca82's picture
maranca82
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How can anyone be this dumb?

I laughed out loud when I saw this. Not sure if that was the reaction they were going for, but nonetheless, pretty good.

Guest's picture
Guest

Original (and courageous) way of speaking about ecology... no stupid greenwashing.

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tripinator@hotm...
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I agree, with dlue, (Wordnerd u really don't know??)
simple, to the point, just great but the copy could be done differently

satrianee's picture
satrianee
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Good line I believe. For the fancy thing lovers who doesn't give a damn for the ecology, he points out the economic aspect. Much more better message than BMW....

http://adsoftheworld.com/media/outdoor/park_shore_bmw_envy

silvi's picture
silvi
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This is great!!!
Congratulations, France!!!!!!!!!!

szkwadrat's picture
szkwadrat
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this idea is really great! Connections between these two parts (croc and wallet) are perfect!

everartz's picture
everartz
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ha?

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Guest's picture
Guest

force and confusing

dthlb72's picture
dthlb72
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Very direct...! really dig in the bad characteristic of society

Guest's picture
Guest

Just do it ;-)

rolling.stone's picture
rolling.stone
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direct and clear

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Oso89's picture
Oso89
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Could be better

evikRAM's picture
evikRAM
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Good Concept.

!! जय श्रीराम !!

Huub's picture
Huub
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Awesome Ad! Plain and Simple.

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Guest

@dlue

It actually means:" If you don't give a damn if crocodiles (as in nature) dies or whatever"

Which the dead crocodile would've become part of the wallet (still the crocodile)

then lastly:" At least you take care of him (by being both the crocodile - which is now a wallet)

I think they would've gone through the ECOLOGICAL / ECONOMICAL route and figured this copy would carry more weight.

Despite, crocodiles are in abundance, and in no way a crocodile represents ecology conscious efforts if not for the copy.

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