When we set up BBH in 1982 we did so with some fundamental beliefs that have guided our company to this day. Most importantly, that outstanding strategic thinking linked to brilliant creative execution helps to create brand success. Our culture is one of difference: “When the world zigs, zag.” We look for a different approach, a different point of view, a different way of engaging consumers and a different creative idea. We look at the conventions of our client’s categories and try and find an answer that breaks those conventions giving them stand out, cut through and value for money. The marriage of strategy and creativity is as important and relevant in today’s modern communications landscape as it ever has been, and we have transformed and evolved our business to ensure that we can deliver both strategically and creatively, not just in traditional broadcast channels, but also in newer digital platforms and channels. A privately owned, independent agency we have been able to continue to invest in the areas that we believe are crucially important to the future of our business. We have built up a solid data capability to underpin our strategic discipline, and we have invested heavily in digital and technology experts who work closely with our creative department to inspire and realise creative ideas in a digital and technology driven age. Despite all of these changes and innovations, the way we work is still shaped by our central belief; that big, enduring ideas are the key to successful communications that create value for our Clients. It was true in 1982. It is even more true today.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Launches First Campaign with BBH London
This week sees the launch of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ major new campaign ‘Working With You’, the first in collaboration with BBH London who were appointed as the brands UK creative agency earlier this year.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles understands what it’s really like to run a business in modern day Britain - and how pivotal a fully-functioning van is to this. From having the most reliable vehicles to outstanding aftersales, service and finance support, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is able to help its customers feel unstoppable, bringing real meaning to the brand’s promise of ‘Working With You’. The campaign taps into this promise, and establishes Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles as a trusted and reliable partner to its customers.
The three films, directed by Mike Maguire and produced by Outsider, each tackle a different obstacle SMEs in Britain may have to overcome. From Ice Snail sculptors with a flat-tyre in a lay-by; to bakers baking a cake the size of a mountain; or even someone just having an extra few minutes in their cosy van before getting out into the Great British weather, the campaign hones in on the real, everyday struggles of SME business owners. The films are accompanied by an OOH, digital and social campaign that further demonstrates the insight VWCV has into the daily working lives of its customers, and how it can cater for their needs.
Ian Heartfield, Chief Creative Officer of BBH London, said: “When it comes to talking to small business owners, authenticity is everything. So this campaign is based on real insights from real people, elevated with witty story-telling and high production values.”
Sarah Cox, Head of Marketing for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “Working With You is at the heart of everything Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles stands for. We understand our customers and want to offer reassurance that whatever challenges life throws at them, we are by their sides as a partner to help their business thrive. We love the charm of the new campaign and feel it talks to everyday SME customers, with a touch of humour you need to get through life some days.”