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Google Chrome Marks Tenth Anniversary by Telling Us ‘Don’t Be a Browser’

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The film from Virtue pays tribute to the array of different things people do with the power of Chrome

Google Chrome Marks Tenth Anniversary by Telling Us ‘Don’t Be a Browser’
This month marks the Google Chrome’s 10-year anniversary. To celebrate the occasion, Chrome partnered with Virtue, the agency born from VICE, to create ‘Don't Be a Browser’.

In the past decade, our relationship with the internet has changed drastically and, thus, so has the world. The internet and Chrome have gone from a destination we occasionally visited to a fundamental part of our everyday lives. It opens the door for us to do, create, and connect with absolutely anything and anyone at any time. But despite its global impact, its seamless integration and constant presence in our lives has sometimes made it fade into our background. 

To remind us of the unlimited possibilities provided to us by this life-altering tool, the Don't Be a Browser campaign serves as a rallying cry to tap this power of human potential and Chrome together. 

In this spot we see a smattering of activities with a wire-frame window animated over each scene, revealing through Chrome website tabs exactly how that person got to where they are. From navigating the aftermath of a breakup, to DIY projects, to adopting a new best friend, Don’t Be a Browser reminds and inspires us that behind everything we do in life, big or small, there is a collection of sites and tabs that got us there.

Cameron Farrelly, Chief Creative Officer, Virtue said: “For 10 Years Chrome has been the window to the world's information and an enabler of doing. Don't Be a Browser is a tribute to all the different ways people are doing, being, giving, making, fixing, building, chasing, challenging, learning and discovering with the power of Chrome behind them.”

Watch the 60-second spot here:
The campaign will be running across digital and social channels.
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Music : Din Daa Daa by George Kranz


Edit Company: Cut + Run

Editor: Gary Knight

Head of Production: Ellese Shell

Assistant Editor: Beau Dickson

Post Production / VFX

Post Production Company: Framestore

VFX Supervisor: Martin Lazaro

Senior Producer: Sue McNamara

Production Company

Production Company: Superprime

Director: The Malloys

Media Agency

Media Agency: Essence


Advertiser: Google Chrome


Sound Company: Sound Lounge

Sound Producer: Becca Falborn

Audio Mix: Tom Jucarone, Rob DiFondi, Pete Crimi, and Justin Kooy

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: Virtue

Chief Creative Officer: Cameron Farrelly

Executive Producer: Jonathan Shipman

Creatives: Madeline Leary, Jenn Hubbard, Jackie Saldano, Mary-Grace Moseley

Senior Producer: Jenn Gore

Account Supervisor: Hagan Rushton

Strategy: Stephanie Kruzick

Head of Integrated Production: Daniela Asaro

Director of Music: Charlotte Von Kotze

Strategy Lead: Mathoto Matsetela

Client Partner: Ray Kang

Design: Jessica Saesue

Head of Production: Jill Rothman

Account Director: Jasmine Jabbour

Group Creative Director: Trent Rohner

Genres: Animation

Categories: Utilities, Internet

Virtue UK, Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:33:33 GMT