This past year, ŠKODA celebrated its 125th year and the brand is more energetic and dynamic than ever !
Proof of this is the recent launch of the fourth generation of its bestselling ŠKODA OCTAVIA, the car manufacturer’s entry into the e-mobililty market, culminating in the upcoming release of its first ever 100% electric SUV, the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV.
On the strength of this exciting news, ŠKODA is looking forward to a 2021 full of ambitions. So naturally, to begin the 5th year of its collaboration with agency Rosapark, the brand is once again launching one of its characteristically offbeat and original campaigns, in line with its recent campaigns, "Ugly in the 90s", "Hesitation", and the detective epic "Will and Chuck".
For this new opus, ROSAPARK and ŠKODA wanted to again highlight ŠKODA's innovative positioning and its ability to constantly adapt to its consumers’ uses by showcasing a frequently overlooked brand USP, one that’s almost anecodotal, but which, in this case, will ultimately avoid clashes between drivers.
A tip? It’s hiding just inside your door… door guard protection!
Behind that incredibly boring name lies an option that can actually relieve many drivers of the terrible apprehension of opening a car door in a parking lot.
Who hasn't experienced that infamous scourge, that harrowing blow... When you open your door just a little too fast, and voilà, you’ve scratched the neighboring car. Don’t worry though, because ŠKODA is there for you!
As Sacha Lacroix, Managing Director of ROSAPARK explains, "It’s interesting to see to what extent this option, based on such a small detail, really does that makes everyday life easier, and that once again, its invention is the result of exploratory work by ŠKODA, who’s constantly looking for strong consumer insights."
Paul Barrocas, Marketing Director of ŠKODA France adds: "One of the strong values of the brand is 'attention', and we strive to be constantly listening to and serving our consumers in order to provide them with practical solutions that combine comfort and ease at the wheel on a daily basis."
The Czech manufacturer offers us a breath of fresh air that won't go unnoticed by cinema lovers with their new film, styled after ‘80s mafia movies.
Starting with a young couple, Epic Option shows us how ŠKODA's on-board equipment can save us a lot of trouble. After maneuvering through an almost empty parking lot, the young couple parks next to a vehicle that we understand belongs to a group of mafia guys sitting on the terrace of a café nearby. The camera then stops on the characters' hard stares, fearing for their vehicle, before focusing on ŠKODA’s door protection, which becomes a character of its own. Slow motion, tight shots on tense faces, and Richard Wagner's Ride of the Walkyries come together to make this film a real cinematic force.
To achieve this, ŠKODA and Rosapark were helped by one of the most promising filmmaking duos of our generation, the Bukherma brothers. Raised on fantastic literature and cinema, the twins Ludovic and Zoran have already made feature films that have stood out in the world of cinema (Willy 1er, awarded at the Deauville American Film Festival, and Teddy, selected for the Cannes Film Festival 2020), and this is the pair’s first advertisement.
The campaign launches March 1 on social media with the hashtag #MakeItEpic, and digitally in 60'' and 30'' formats.
Marketing Director: Paul Barrocas
Communication Manager: Marie-Charlotte Bosvieux
Advertising and Media Manager: Céline Hahn
Digital and Social Media Manager: Stéphanie Cantau
Retail Network Manager : Émilie Le mentec
Customer experience & data performance manager: Sébastien Toussaint
Cofounders: Jean-Patrick Chiquiar, Gilles Fichteberg and Jean-François Sacco
ECDs: Gilles Fichteberg and Jean-François Sacco
Copywriters: William Verdel and Sebastien Mertens
ADs: William Verdel and Sebastien Mertens
Assistant Copywriter: Chloé Estival
Assistant AD: Laura Foissier
Managing Director: Sacha Lacroix
Advising Director: Romain Bruneau
Account Director: Maxime Persuy
Account Managers: Hugo Ravote and Romane Drosdziok
Strategic Planning: Louise Imbert
TV production: Élodie Jonquille, Héloïse Duquenoy and Jean-François Wang
Directors: Ludovic & Zoran Boukherma
Producer: Marine Garnier
Chief Operator: Augustin Barbaroux
Production Director: Gilles Pinaudeau
Production Assistant: Sidney Roy-Aubin
Post Production: FIRM
Post Producer: Laura Roddier
Editing: Leo Gatelier
Calibrator: Nicolas Gautier
Sound Studio: Schmooze