Clemenger BBDO Sydney helps V Energy bring back the bugs

V Energy is serving up a big dose of positive energy the world needs right now with a new campaign from Clemenger BBDO Sydney.

With the tagline ‘Can you feel it’, the relaunch campaign sees the evolution of the ‘Bugs’ from the iconic TVC spots from the early 2000’s.

In the 30-second spot, the now human-sized bugs – Muzza, Kaz, Roz and Pook – sing along to Wham’s iconic and upbeat “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” on a road trip.

Frucor Suntory Head of Energy, Jonny Croft says: “Clemenger has created a campaign with some highly distinctive characters that reminds us V Energy can be enjoyed by everyone, challenging some of the conventions that exist around the energy drink category.

“We can all put a little positive energy out in the world through those everyday moments by getting together and having some fun.”

Frucor Suntory Director of Energy and Transformation, Allison Yorston adds: “I can’t wait to see how our consumers respond; we hope they love the work as much as we do!”

Clemenger BBDO Sydney Executive Creative Director, Darren Wright says: “With the help of the amazingly talented crew at Psyop, we put four random bugs in a car and got them to sing along to the incredibly infectious “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham. It’s the perfect embodiment of V’s positive energy – and a fun way to launch the new positioning of ‘Can you feel it.’”

The fully integrated campaign has launched across TV, cinema, digital/social and radio, to be followed by a TikTok campaign for Gen Z.


Frucor Suntory 

Allison Yorston, Director of Energy and Transformation

Jonny Croft, Head of Energy

Chris Henbrey, V Energy Senior Brand Manager

Ryan Smith, Senior Media & Content Manager

Kaan Kocabay – Assistant Media and Content Manager

Clemenger BBDO Sydney 

Executive Creative Directors: Darren Wright and Brendan Willenberg

Senior Art Director: Miguel Gadea

Senior Copywriter: Nathan Moraza

Senior Producer: Jo Howlett

Chief Strategy Officer: Lilian Sor

Group Business Director: John Kim

Senior Business Director: Rachel Robinson

Senior Account Manager: Gina Talboys

Planning Director: Graham Sweet

Production Company: Psyop

Directors: Kylie Matulick, Todd Mueller

Sr. Producer: Andrew Gilson

Production Company: Sedona Productions 

Managing Director / Executive Producer: Kim Wildenburg

Animation and CG Partner: Milford

Senior Sound Designer – Andrew Stevenson, We Love Jam 

Music Supervision – Level Two

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