David&Goliath Crafts New ‘Beautifully Simple’ Campaign for VIZIO

By Erik Oster 

LA-based agency David&Goliath has crafted a new campaign promoting VIZIO’s M-Series Smart TV and VIZIO Sound Bar, complete with the new tagline, “Beautifully Simple.”

The TV campaign contains three new spots: “So Easy,” “My Station” and “Tiny Dancer.” Each of these was directed by Michael Downing, with cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi (who has worked on Silver Linings Playbook and Babel). Together, the spots form a kind of narrative, beginning with “So Easy” (featured above). This spot, and the campaign as a whole, play on the fact that children often understand new technology better than their parents. In “So Easy” a young girl helps her dad through problems with his laptop and smartphone. The father then jumps at the opportunity to help his daughter pick a program on VIZIO’s M-Series Smart TV. A cute idea, that is unfortunately followed by the theme-line “So easy, even an adult can figure it out.” This wouldn’t be a problem, if it wasn’t for the fact that Geico ruined the lines “So easy, even a…” for everyone, forever.

The next spot, “My Station,” is probably my favorite of the bunch, featuring the dad discovering his daughter’s Pandora station. “Tiny Dancer” concludes the series by upping the cute factor, as well as the father’s competence with the M-Series Smart TV. David&Goliath’s approach of creating a series of ads meant to be viewed in a certain order is interesting, and they pull it off by making each of them able to stand alone as well. I just wish they’d get rid of that theme-line.

Clearly targeted at dads, the campaign will run through the college football season on ESPN’s networks and Hulu into early 2014. Stay tuned for the final two spots, as well as credits, after the jump. 


Agency:  David&Goliath
Founder, Chief Creative Officer: David Angelo
Managing Partner, Executive Creative Director: Colin Jeffery

Managing Partner, Director of Client Services: Brian Dunbar
Creative Director: Ben Purcell

Creative Director: Steve Yee

Executive Producer, Director of Broadcast Production: Carol Lombard
Broadcast Producer:  Mia Lischer

“So Easy”, “My Station”, “Tiny Dancer”


Production Company: Epoch Films

Director: Michael Downing

Executive Producer: Melissa Culligan

Producer: Kim Hubert

HOP: Megan Murphree

Production Supervisor: Nic Jaramillo

Director of Photography: Masanobu Takayanagi

Editorial: Spinach

Editor: Adam Bright, Art Castle

Assistant Producer: Jonathan Carpio


Mix Company: Margarita Mix

Mixer: Nathan Dubin

Producer: Michele Millard


Online: Fell VFX
EP/VFX Supv./Partner: Rachel Koch – EP

Flame Artist/Creative Dir./Partner: Russell Fell – VFX Supervisor


Music: Original Music by Human