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BETC's Traction Pays Homage to the History Of Citroën in New Campaign

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The iconic French automaker whisks the viewer away on a roadtrip through time in new inspirational film

BETC's Traction Pays Homage to the History Of Citroën in New Campaign
Citroën is a legendary car manufacturer in France and the creator of classic car models such as the Traction, the 2CV and the Type H.

Hugely popular for the past 100 years, most people have a romantic and nostalgic relationship with the brand.

To give life to the signature “Inspired by you”, and to pay homage to the history, beauty and pop cultural impact of the Citroën cars, Traction (BETC) and Citroën invite to a roadtrip through time.


This first brand film from Traction (BETC), features a hitchhiker who travels over the decades as he gets picked up by strangers, each time in a new Citroën car model.

To create the film Traction worked with François Rousselet (Nike, AXE, Diesel, but also music videos for J.U.S.T.I.C.E and the Rolling Stones - production house INSURRECTION) and DOP Stéphane Fontaine (Captain Fantastic, Jackie), all set to “Take the Long Way Home” performed by Roger Hodgson, Co-founder of SUPERTRAMP.

The film will be broadcast globally from the 4th of April.

Stéphane Xiberras, President and CCO of Traction said, “In a world where often only the destination counts, or where we blindly follow the instructions of the GPS, it’s interesting that a big car manufacturer reminds us that it’s the journey that counts and encourages to take the long way home, as Roger Hodgson would say".

François Rousselet, Director of the piece stated, "There are few films that trace the history of a brand through its mythical models. With BETC we imagined time capsules: iconic images that encamp Citroën in its posterity. There are no specific references to time outside the vehicles and their passengers. A stylish roadtrip in the cars that built the history of the brand".
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Client

Advertiser: CITROEN

Production Company

Production Company: INSURRECTION

Director: François ROUSSELET

DOP: Stephane FONTAINE

Music

Song: “Take the Long Way Home”

Artist: oger Hodgson Co-founder of SUPERTRAMP

Sound Production: GUM

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: BETC (Traction)

Copywriter: Jean-Romain Sparano

Art Director: Matthieu Vivinis

Executive Creative Director: Stephane Xiberras

Account Management: Bertille Toledano Hugues Reboul Julien Grimaldi Anyce Nedir Marine Bridant Marina kovalenko

Client Management: Arnaud Belloni, Claudine Borelk, Sylvain Peraldi, Amelie De Chabanne

Head of Strategic Planning: Philippe Martin Davis

TV Producer: Caroline Petruccelli

Categories: Automotive, Cars

BETC Paris, Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:49:01 GMT