Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A typical family hums to the music of Ozzy Osbourne's song Crazy Train in the new Honda Pilot TV ad entitled "Road Trip".
"Road Trip" stars eight family and friends in the roomy Pilot, zooming down a stretch of desert highway. When one of the boys in the third row hits the note of "Crazy Train," the other passengers follow one by one, adding drum beats and sound effects until they're jamming with the full force of the tune. The spot will air during prime network programming such as "Dancing With the Stars," "Big Bang Theory," "The Biggest Loser" and the BCS National Championship.

"The campaign is built to generate awareness of this major vehicle redesign and to continue to differentiate this new, upscale Pilot from the competition," said Tom Peyton, senior manager, national advertising, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "The advertising demonstrates the Pilot as a capable vehicle with legitimate seating for eight and a newly refined exterior."

"We knew the cast was going to be as integral to the spot as what they were singing. It was important to find actors, especially the kids, with a true love for the song," said RPA CD/Art Nathan Crow who teamed with CD/Copy Adam Lowrey for this campaign.

Aside from running on TV, the spot will appear on Honda's website and on YouTube and in-theater during November, taking advantage of the high-traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The Pilot campaign featured a YouTube home-page takeover in early October. Other online activations include rich media banners and home-page takeovers on CNN.com. Print media, which can be seen in "National Geographic," "Sports Illustrated," "Shape" and other titles, features a striking roasted-plum background and describes everyday adventures that are made better with the refined Pilot.
Credits:
Agency: RPA
ECD: Joe Baratelli
GCD: Jason Sperling
CD/Art: Nathan Crow
CD/Copy: Adam Lowrey
Agency Executive Producer: Gary Paticoff
Agency Senior Producer: Brian Donnelly
Production Co: Imperial Woodpecker
Director: Stacy Wall
DP: Salvatore Totino
Executive Producer: Doug Halbert
Line Producer: Jeff McDougal
Production Designer: Tony Gasparro
Editorial Company: Bikini Edit
Editor: Avi Oron
Executive Producer: Gina Pagano
Visual Effects Company: Mass Market
Lead Flame Artist: Kim Stevenson
Visual Effects Executive Producer: Lexi Stern
Visual Effects Producer: Blythe Dalton
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