What the world needs now is four new Facebook buttons like I need a hole in my head.
But they launched today (WOW), and a few select insiders like Chevrolet and its AOR Commonwealth//McCann had the scoop on this earth-shaking development (FUNNY). The car company released a new campaign timed to coincide with the news from Team Zuckerberg, which will obviously change the way we communicate forever (SAD).
Here’s the full spot “From Like to Love,” which went live right when the news broke two hours ago.
Bit of a tenuous connection between a new car model and a new feature on our favorite social network, but we’ll let it slide.
We feel like McCann was leaning toward a larger point about how we marginalize such incredibly significant events as the birth of a child or the death of a loved one by reducing them to a contest over “likes,” but of course we understand why Chevy doesn’t want to go there.
The client’s VP of marketing crystallized it all with this quote:
“The midsize segment has traditionally offered many options to ‘like’, but only the new Malibu inspires the emotion to ‘love.'”
Is that how human emotions work? We forget.
So far the reactions to the campaign on Facebook have consisted primarily of likes, so it’s not clear how much of an effect this change will have on your clients and your efforts to promote them.
But we do look forward to millions of FB Messenger arguments all across America that go something like, “Why did you only like my post and not love it?! ARE YOU EVEN REALLY MY FRIEND (ANGRY)?!?!” And those political memes that your relatives share? Oof.
Did you hear that Facebook is going to start putting ads in your Messenger “feed” too?
So many feels…but pretty much everything still sucks, the end.
Spot: “Likes to Love”
Creative Chairman: Linus Karlsson
Chief Creative Officer, North America: Gary Pascoe
Executive Creative Director, Copywriter: Duffy Patten
Executive Creative Director, Art Director: Bob Guisgand
Creative Director, Art Director: Tim Mattimore
Creative Director, Copywriter: John Fiebke
Executive Producer: Kelly Balagna
Producer: Gabrielle Gardner
Senior Producer: Adam Davis
Account Director: Jacqueline Redmond
Account Supervisor: Kalyn Barnum
Production Company: Park Pictures
Director’s: Katina and Daniel Mercadante
Executive Producer/Park Pictures: Scott Howard
Producer/Park Pictures: Maya Owings
Editor/ Whitehouse: Sam Gunn
Asst Editor/Whitehouse: Lauren Richardson
Producer/Whitehouse: Jennifer Mersis
VFX Company: Carbon
Audio: Eleven Sound