W+K’s line of Dodge ads appeals to consumers with a distinct voice that separates the brand from most auto manufacturers hawking new models. By now, we all know the recipe: frenetic cuts, clean white text, VO that tries too hard to be cool, and the loop from “No Church in the Wild.” The commercials run so often, you almost forget that the song used to belong to Jay, Ye, and Frank Ocean. I doubt any of them drive Dodge Darts.
But for those of us who want to drive Dodge Darts, the latest spot, titled “How to Change Buying Cars Forever,” details a clever crowdfunding pitch meant to make new cars a little more affordable. Interested buyers can design their own Dart online and set a funding goal for family and friends who want to purchase individual parts as gifts. Mom and Dad get the steering wheel, your brother covers the leather seats, etc.
And if you’re getting married, the Dodge Dart Registry throws a nice wrench in the department store marital registry monopoly. Nobody wants a new toaster. Credits after the jump.
Executive Creative Directors: Mark Fitzloff / Susan Hoffman
Creative Directors: Aaron Allen / Joe Staples / Michael Tabtabai
Copywriter: Derek Szynal
Art Director: Gianmaria Schonlieb
Agency Executive Producer: Ben Grylewicz
Executive Producer: Corey Bartha
Broadcast Producer: Jennifer Hundis
Director of Business Affairs: Amber Lavender
Business Affairs: Connery Obeng
Project Management: Tamar Berk