Freedive World Champion in the ocean

‘Free Diver’ spot highlights brand’s ‘We Come to You’ offering

June 2021 | Berlin

To launch the Korean luxury automotive brand Genesis in Europe, Innocean Berlin took an alternative road. A campaign that instead of celebrating cars, celebrates time well spent.

Dominic Chambers, head of marketing and communications, Genesis Motor Europe, says: “Genesis is a unique automotive brand and ‘Free Diver’ reflects that. It is a summer of huge sporting events and many advertisements are loud, fighting for attention. As we all work to emerge from the pandemic we think ‘Free Diver’ will offer a moment for reflection; this represents our brand ethos of respecting our customers’ time.

“‘Free Diver’ highlights our ‘we come to you’ offering; if you want a test drive, or if you own a Genesis and your car needs a service, we will come to your home or work and make it happen. We believe it is time, and quality of service, which customers value most – that’s what Genesis will provide.”

The idea is brought to life with a captivating film exploring the world of a free diver who spends his time in the tranquility of the ocean. The ad is shot by acclaimed director Frédéric Planchon, with music by Ólafur Arnalds, and features Arnaud Jerald, World Champion free diver. Jerald’s world record free dive stands at 112 meters.

“This film is proof of the deep respect Genesis holds for its consumer’s time. As our protagonist takes his time to enjoy a magical moment exploring the bottom of the ocean, Genesis delivers their GV80 car directly to him, to make sure he doesn’t miss a second of his extraordinary, almost spiritual experience,” says Gabriel Mattar, European chief creative officer at Innocean.

The launch of Genesis in Europe will be supported by a fully integrated campaign and feature an extensive digital and social media presence as well as out-of-home, print, a PR stunt in the Swiss Alps and a rounded PR campaign of media test drives across Europe.

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Leticia Rial
Director, Corporate Strategy & Business Planning
l.rial.ungaro@innocean.eu