Innocean and Hyundai try to cash in on the Vine craze with their latest campaign for Hyundai’s Genesis R-Spec, releasing several spots in the social video format for those with short attention spans.
Unfortunately for both, the quick videos do little to capture that attention in the first place. Their predictable shorts mostly fall flat, seemingly put together on the spot with a creative process that couldn’t have lasted much longer than the Vines themselves. Examples include a jockey in the backseat, a flight attendant in the backseat, an astronaut in the back seat… I think you get the picture. The one Vine that even hints at being clever is when a medical professional with a box labeled “Human Organ For Transplant” says, “Not the deli, the hospital! Drive!” While Innocean’s idea of using the Vine’s 6-second platform to show how fast the Genesis R-Spec is makes a lot of sense, the execution just isn’t there. Perhaps others will follow their lead, hopefully utilizing the platform more effectively.