Volkswagen Viral, Promo Hover Car by GOODSTEIN & PARTNERS Beijing, Proximity Shanghai, Stink

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Industry Cars, Business equipment & services, Corporate Image
Media Viral, Promo & PR
Market China
Agency Proximity Shanghai
Agency Stink
Editor Ever Liu
Released July 2012


Epica Awards 2012
Public Relations Public Relations Bronze
Branded Content Social Networks Bronze

Credits & Description

Agency (city): Proximity China / Goodstein & Partners, Beijing
Creative Director(s): Daryl Villanueva/ Felipe Ferreira/ Flavio Vidigal
Copywriter(s): Jojo Zhang/Vivian Liu/Derek Lu
Art Director(s): Andy Li/Zoro Cui
Production Company (& City): Stink, Shanghai
Agency Producer(s): Desmond Loh/ A Wu
ECD: Georg Warga
Motiongrapher : Hymn Wong
Editor: Ever Liu
Designers: Fang Ji/Sofia Lv
Short explanation
Wang Jia or user Dark520, a girl from Chengdu, submitted an idea for a hover car on the People’s Car Project website, Volkswagen took her winning idea and applied magnetic levitation technology, turning it into a working concept car. Volkswagen celebrated the girl’s idea by surprising her with a dedicated film, featuring her parents behind the wheels. The film was revealed to Wang Jia at a private movie premiere, where her friends, family, and a flash mob joined in celebration. The story spread to the local and international press, including ChinaDaily, New York Times, the Huffington Post, Forbes, and talk show host Jay Leno. With 18 million views worldwide, the Hover Car film inspired audiences everywhere to discussed and analyzed the technology of the concept. Volkswagen continued to innovate by inspiring more breakthrough concepts, including the Sphere Car, the Music Car and the Intelligent Key. As a result, they pioneered a new design process for the automotive industry, where products are inspired by the people, for the people.
In 2011, Volkswagen asked the people of China to create new ideas for cars. We called it the People’s Car Project. One year and 141,000 ideas later, Volkswagen is finally bringing the people’s wants, needs, and dreams together to create the People’s Car.