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Hyundai Combines Dreamy Sequences with Quirky Soundtrack in Edgy New Campaign

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The campaign from AnalogFolk Sydney is running online and out-of-home now

Hyundai Combines Dreamy Sequences with Quirky Soundtrack in Edgy New Campaign

Global digital creative agency AnalogFolk Sydney has created a moody new campaign to launch Hyundai’s new N-Line sports package for the i30Sedan, launching across YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and cinemas.

The 90-second launch film ‘After Dark’ takes a non-traditional approach to a traditional car category with dream-like sequences and a quirky, original soundtrack featuring deconstructed nursery rhymes and rap using only Australian talent. The spot also stars real people, not actors, who pursue their side hustles and passions outside of their day jobs.  

AnalogFolk executive creative director, Richard Morgan, said the campaign aims to capture the attention of people who have a quiet, innate sense of competitiveness and love the thrill of driving: “Early on, we resolved that if you’re the sort of person who likes to curl up with a light Adam Sandler comedy on Netflix and an early night, then this isn’t the car, nor the spot for you."

The car’s all-new virtual cockpit helped inspire the idea to set the campaign at night, when the car, like the hero characters who drive it, light up and come alive.

“The need to step outside of our comfort zone and overcome barriers – real or imagined – is something that our audience intuitively understands,” Morgan said. “Setting the spot at night, when the senses are heightened and our hero characters are hard at work whilst most people are safely tucked up in bed, allowed us to interweave surprising, nocturnal elements in playful, non-linear ways, using the urban landscape as a backdrop.”

True to the new Hyundai i30 N-Line itself, the campaign disrupts many Australian automotive conventions and traditions, using a combination of technology, performance and youthful attitude.

The campaign of 90, 30, and 15-second cut-downs is running now, supported by online and out-of-home.

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Client: Hyundai Australia

Director of Marketing: Kevin Goult

Marketing Manager: Helen Gilmartin

Product Marketing Specialist: Muroa Zorah


Agency: AnalogFolk Sydney

ECD: Richard Morgan

Senior Art Director: Willy Maitland

Senior Copywriter: Alister McCann

Agency Producer: Angela Garofolo

Senior Designer: Robert Carter

Group Account Director: Jonny Sycamore

Project Director: Emily Entwisle

Strategy Partner: Ben Hourahine

Managing Director: Matt Robinson


Production Company: The Hooligan Collective

Director: Dylan Harrison

Producer: Ash McLeod

DOP: Peter Eastgate

Editor: Matt Bennett

Composer: Shaun Clifford

Singer: Julian Joseph

VFX: Cumulus

Colourist: Billy Wychgel

Post Production: Elements

Stills Retouching: Cream Studios

Media Agency: Hearts & Science

Categories: Automotive, Cars

AnalogFolk Sydney, Tue, 20 Oct 2020 08:40:20 GMT