Four weeks ago, together with Scion, global creative agency ATTIK began reaching out to young, predominantly male drivers across the U.S. with numerous cross-media marketing initiatives aimed at driving online searches for "the machine," and building intrigue around the 2011 Scion tC sports coupe.
ATTIK's co-founder and executive creative director Simon Needham has worked very closely with Scion's marketing executives, as well as ATTIK's creative director Ron Lim and other members of the agency's team, to conceive the multi-staged strategy, and to bring each deliverable to life through some of the most accomplished creative companies in the world. Needham personally directed the cinema/broadcast spots, working with design and production company Imaginary Forces and animation, digital effects, and design company SWAY Studio, among others. Design credits for the campaign's original Augmented Reality game go to North Kingdom, with 3D graphics courtesy of Filterfilm, sound design by Audio Alliance, and backend programming by Dataduktus.
"In essence, our campaign presents 'the machine' as a menacing city, and it invites fans to get behind the wheel of a 2011 Scion tC to take it on," Needham explained. "Taking cues from Hollywood's playbook, we began with teaser elements, including promotions across virtually every form of media. With our cinematic ad in theaters and on TV, and with the cross-media ads now inviting fans to visit our campaign website to 'Take On the Machine,' we feel we've introduced the new tC with the platform it rightly deserves."
"At Scion, we feel that the aggressive features of this next-generation tC are very exciting, and we know that a lot of young owners will be equally impressed," said Jack Hollis, vice president of Scion. "Since the all-new 2011 tC offers drivers more power and better handling than the previous model, as well as more aggressive styling and standard premium features, we feel the celebrity treatment is very well deserved."
Along with Simon Needham and Ron Lim, ATTIK's project team also includes interactive creative director Jacob Ford, senior writer Mike Brenner, senior art director Greg Coffin, interactive art director Jeff Fang, designer Gabe Nguyen, senior broadcast producer Patty Lum, senior print producer Melanie Magatelli, interactive producer Maribel Arellano, account director Katherine Stout, senior account manager Michelle O'Hea and account manager Jennifer Lucero. Complete credits for "Take On the Machine" are available upon request.