Skewering the earnestness and, at times, outright ridiculousness, of the fashion industry is fairly common. But it’s less common coming from the naming rights sponsor of a major fashion event. And that’s what Mercedes Benz has done with its entertaining, cliche-slapping film Fistful of Wolves.
Mercedes-Benz has waved goodbye to the generic website advertising new car models with what is calls an interactive web special for the GLA SUV. A combination of static images, viewer clues and video, it also manages to sneak in some customer service tools to hook potential buyers.
Raydar recently benefitted from a global network realignment when it picked up the Pacific Blue account in New Zealand. And lightning has struck twice: it has now been named as the local agency for Mercedes-Benz after the German car brand named BBDO as its global network in January.
The traditional car campaign in New Zealand tends to be focused on new models or retail prices. But Running with Scissors has taken a different approach with its new Mercedes-Benz brand campaign by showcasing the German carmaker’s impressive – and, in many cases, relatively unknown – legacy of invention.