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New TAC Campaign Asks Parents What Kind of Driver They’re Raising

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The Clemenger BBDO Melbourne campaign emphasises the effect a parent's driving will have on their children's driving habits

New TAC Campaign Asks Parents What Kind of Driver They’re Raising

The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Clemenger BBDO Melbourne have launched a new campaign emphasising a simple fact: How a parent drives now can strongly influence how their children drive later.

Titled ‘Strings’, the campaign is based on research that shows that children start taking in their parents’ driving behaviours at an earlier age than most people would expect.

Samantha Buckis, TAC Road Safety project co-ordinator, says ‘Strings’ needed to find a way to empower parents to reflect on their own behaviour.

“Every time a parent gets behind the wheel, their children are watching their behaviour, both good and bad. By the time a child goes for their driving licence, their attitudes on the road have already started to form,” Buckis said.

This campaign marks a different approach for TAC, as ‘Strings’ does not depict a car accident or even use actual cars. Instead, characters are portrayed on a dark stage, with puppet strings representing the influence a parent has over their child’s future driving behaviour.

Clemenger BBDO Melbourne creative director Stephen de Wolf says the shoot was a highly complex operation.

“We designed an intricate rig that linked our father and son, with professional puppeteers directing our talent. The 60- and 30-second spots were filmed in single takes, so we required a perfectly timed and synchronised performance from both of them,” de Wolf said.

The campaign includes TV, OOH, print, digital, social and radio.

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Composer: Theodore Vidgen

Sound Design: Paul Le Coutier

Sound Production: Flagstaff


Editor: Elodie Fouqueau

Post Production / VFX

Flame Artists: Duncan Horn

Post Production Company: Method Studio & Glassworks

Visual Effects: Glassworks

Production Company

Director: Tomas Mankovsky

DOP: Geoffrey Simpson

Producer: Camilla Dehnert

Production Company: Finch

Print / OOH

Photographer: Stephen Boniface (Match Photography)

Retoucher: Steve Pratt


Advertiser: TAC

Marketing Coordinator: Amy Cockerell

Marketing Manager: Cherie Chandler

Creative Agency

Account Executive: Patrick Nally

Creative Agency: Clemenger BBDO Melbourne

Creative Chairman: James McGrath

Designer: Lucinda Thompson

Executive Creative Director: Ant Keogh

Executive Producer: Sonia Von Bibra

Group Account Directors: Naomi Gorringe

Managing Partner: Lee Simpson

Print Producer: Sharon Adams

Senior Account Manager: Kate Joiner

Senior Art Director: Luke Thompson

Senior Copywriter: Jim Robbins

Senior Producer: Karolina Bozajkovska

Categories: Road safety, Corporate, Social and PSAs

Clemenger BBDO Melbourne, Wed, 08 Apr 2015 02:19:32 GMT