How Ron Burgundy Learned to Love Dodge, and Vice Versa

Inside the Will Ferrell campaign with W+K, Gifted Youth

IDEA: Fictional '70s anchorman Ron Burgundy doing parody ads, which double as real ads, for a 2014 sport utility vehicle? Olivier François, who has broken the mold before as CMO of Chrysler and Fiat, was ecstatic to try it—even though he'd never heard of Anchorman and knew only vaguely of Will Ferrell.

@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.