Subaru Launches Biggest Vehicle Ever With Family, Fun and Adventure Campaign

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Automaker releases a series of new short form spots created by Carmichael Lynch to bring to life everyday family tips
Subaru Launches Biggest Vehicle Ever With Family, Fun and Adventure Campaign

Subaru of America, Inc. today debuted a new creative campaign centred around the launch of the all-new 2019 Ascent.

The new advertising spots showcase the automaker's latest three-row SUV and give viewers an intimate look into the lives of three different Ascent owners, highlighting the vehicles versatility, comfort, and safety.

"Dream Big" – Two concerned parents struggling to reconnect with their teenage daughter set out to recapture her sense of wonder and rekindle her imagination in an effort to inspire her to dream big. Thankfully, the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent is big enough and capable enough to overcome any obstacle—including the teenage years.

In "Big Day Out" a curiously precocious little girl leads a big family around town to visit her favourite spots. Three generations ride together in one spacious SUV, the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent, to share an afternoon filled with laughter, learning, and most of all, love. At the end of the day, we realise there’s a lot more to this little girl than meets the eye.

Important Moments” focuses on how they say life flashes before your eyes in a near-death experience. In this cinematic, suspenseful commercial, we witness a father recall a burst of tender family moments in an instant—precisely the time it takes his Subaru Ascent’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology safety feature to engage. As the flashbacks build to a tension-inducing crescendo, we’re snapped back to reality, only to breathe a sigh of relief knowing his overprotective Subaru stopped short of danger, saving his family and ensuring more precious memories to come

“At Subaru, our goal is always to develop vehicles that are safe, reliable and fun. The 2019 Ascent offers customers all of that along with new features that make this vehicle unique,” said Alan Bethke, senior vice president of marketing, Subaru of America, Inc. “The all-new Ascent advertising campaign showcases the love, dependability and life-affirming moments that matter most to our Subaru drivers.”

From bringing the entire family together, to protecting the most precious memories with them, the spots highlight that those behind the wheel of an Ascent can rely wholeheartedly on their Subaru keeping their family safe and comfortable. Built on the new Subaru Global Platform, the Ascent expands on the brand’s pedigree of safety and reliability with Subaru EyeSight DriverAssist Technology standard on every trim level.

    The new television spots, created by Carmichael Lynch on behalf of Subaru of America, will begin rolling out today and will reach full national distribution in October as part of a larger campaign including engaging partnerships and activations to further bring the content to life. The :30s and :60s format spots, directed by two-time DGA Commercial Director of the Year,

    Martin De Thurah, highlight three experiences in which the Subaru Ascent excels as a family SUV with its spacious cabin, Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, and superior safety features with the Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, as detailed below:

    In addition to the spots, the all-new Subaru Ascent creative campaign will include a handful of partnerships including BuzzFeed, NBCUniversal, and Amazon. As part of their partnership with Buzzfeed and NBCUniversal, the Subaru Ascent will be featured in custom content created for the companies’ new co-owned platform, Playfull. The content will share road trip tips, provide back-to-school hacks and highlight growing up in a big family. Additionally, through the NBCUniversal partnership, a Subaru Ascent will be present on the Today Show plaza for a back-to-school segment featuring tips for families gearing up for the return to class. 

    Rounding out the campaign, Subaru is partnering with Amazon to create a custom co-branded landing page featuring Ascent and Amazon products together. The page will house the Playfull video that includes an Amazon Alexa-enabled device, as well as information about the Ascent and Alexa-enabled products that can be used within the car. Starting in late September, the

    Ascent will be front and centre in a co-branded campaign across some of Amazon’s highest profile media placements, including the Amazon homepage unit, Amazon Fire Tablet, and Fire TV.

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    Song: “A Big Day Out” Artist

    Track: Spot

    Mixer: SisterBoss


    Edit Company: Rock Paper Scissors

    Editor: Mikkel E.G. Nielsen

    Edit Assistant: Alex H. Liu

    Producer: Lisa Barnable

    Managing Director: Eve Kornblum


    Audio Producer: Annie Sparrows

    Post Production / VFX

    Colourist: Fergus McCall

    Shoot Supervisor: John Shirley

    Production Coordinator: Blake Rice

    Online Artist: Pete Olson

    VFX Producer: Andrew Gilson

    VFX Senior Producer: Anastasia von Rahl

    VFX: Lisa Barnable

    VFX Coordinator: Ade Macalinao

    Colour Company: The Mill, NY

    Production Company

    Production Company: Epoch

    Executive Producer: Melissa Culligan

    Director: Martin de Thurah

    Producer: Stephanie Bruni

    Head of Production: Megan Murphree


    Managing Director: Brad Williams


    Advertiser: Subaru

    Creative Agency

    Creative Agency: Carmichael Lynch

    Executive Creative Director: Randy Hughes

    Director of Brand Planning: Brenna Smithson

    Business Manager: Vicki Oachs

    Senior Art Director: Chris Carlberg

    Content Producer: Zachariah Zutler

    Head of Integrated Production: Joe Grundhoefer

    Brand Strategist: Gabriela Trejo

    Senior Content Producer: Brynn Hausmann (Executive)

    Genres: People, Action, Scenic, Dialogue

    Categories: Automotive, Cars

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