FCB Joburg Promotes Toyota Connect Platform


FCB Joburg’s campaign, created by Executive Creative Director Tian Van Den Heever; Designers Jonathan Wolberg, Janine Kleinschmidt and Tsholofelo Masiye; and Copywriter Paul Frade – comprises numerous elements, including a 40-second TVC and two cut-downs, multiple executions for Toyota’s social and digital channels plus 4 10-second feature cut-downs and 5 6-second feature-based videos, and print.

The campaign communicates Toyota South Africa’s cloud-based Internet-connected intelligence platform aimed at providing in-mobility WiFi connected services.

The brief to FCB Joburg was to deliver a piece of content that best encapsulated the true spirit of the Toyota brand and communicated what the Toyota Connect experience offers. The team needed to find a simple yet catchy way of communicating a product that is actually quite complex with many features and aspects to it.

The solution was to put the messages to music but using real-life scenarios to visually unpack them in just a few seconds. It acquired the mechanical rights to My Sharona by the Knack, and wrote lyrics that talk to Toyota Connect’s features. The band singing the track ‘swoops in’ on four different scenes showing how the new platform enhances the Toyota driver’s life.