Volkswagen electric owners channel iconic Hollywood in new ITV Movies idents

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Climactic film scenes are ruined and tense moments thwarted in a new series of Volkswagen idents, created by adam&eveDDB, to mark the renewal of the marque’s ITV Movie sponsorship for a further two-year period.

Volkswagen ‘Electrifying Movies’

Adam&eveDDB has created 16 executions for the ‘Electrifying Movies’ campaign, which will build awareness of Volkswagen’s Pure Electric and Plug-In Hybrid range, helping the brand to keep delivering on its mission to provide sustainable mobility for all.

The idents are inspired by some of Hollywood’s most iconic moments – all of which have relied on electricity. 

In one, ‘Mad Doctor’, the protagonist fails to bring his monster to life when the electricity dies. 

Another, called ‘Stakeout’, joins detectives on the verge of securing the evidence they need to prosecute a mobster, only for their secret recording equipment to cut out at the crucial moment.

Humorously, the problems are all caused by Volkswagen owners quite literally pulling the plug on the action, so they can charge their cars.

The Volkswagens featured are the all-electric ID.4 GTX and ID. 5 GTX, the Golf eHybrid and the Arteon Shooting Brake eHybrid.

Ant Nelson, Executive Creative Director at adam&eveDDB said: “This campaign follows in the footsteps of many other Volkswagen movie sponsorship campaigns. 

“However, unlike its predecessors this is for its electric and eHybrid range of vehicles. Each execution depicts a classic movie moment which is interrupted with some classic Volkswagen humour.

The campaign is the result of a great client, trusting its agency with a great director, or in this case two directors – Aircastle, to deliver some great little idents.”

Sarah Cox, Head of Marketing at Volkswagen UK, said: “Volkswagen has a long-standing relationship with film so it’s been great to extend that further with our latest work as part of our partnership with ITV. 

“‘Electrifying Movies’ showcases a selection of our fantastic electrified vehicles, showing how Volkswagen has electrified options to suit everybody.  

In partnership with adam&eveDDB, we’ve created an entertaining and humorous campaign that puts a twist on famous epic movie moments; pushing them in a new direction centered around electrification.”

The campaign premiered on Saturday 21 May and runs until December 2023. It follows on from the 2019 ‘Movie Star Confidence’ ident series created by adam&eveDDB in 2019, also for Volkswagen’s ITV Movies sponsorship.