Honda Takes a Cue From 'Pitch Perfect' in Campaign for Summer Clearance Event

Try Not to Hum Along to These Ads

By Ann-Christine Diaz. Published on Jul 18, 2016

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If you're a fan of "Pitch Perfect," you'll likely start humming to these new spots from Honda promoting the car brand's 2016 Summer Clearance Event. Each ad focuses on a prospective buyer who quickly falls for a Honda vehicle, his or her infatuation illustrated to the extreme with the appearance of a different a capella group singing appropriately lovey pop hits, including Beyonce's "Crazy in Love," Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without You," the Go-Go's "Head Over Heels" and Berlin's "Take My Breath Away."

Funny effects, such as shimmery, moody lighting and blowing hair, highlight the fantasy experiences.

Titled "Now Is the Moment," the campaign begins running today on network and cable broadcast, including on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, ESPN, Discovery, CNN, HGTV, as well as online. Additional Hispanic Honda clearance spots will also run on Univision, Telemundo and Fox Deportes. Now if only a soundtrack album were in the works.

The spots were created by RPA and directed by Daniel Warwick out of Reset Content.

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Jul 18, 2016
EVP Chief Creative Officer:
Joe Baratelli
SVP Executive Creative Director:
Jason Sperling
SVP Chief Production Officer:
Gary Paticoff
VP Executive Producer:
Isadora Chesler
Associate Creative Director:
Scott McDonald
Josh Hepburn
Senior Producer:
Fran Wall
Assistant Producer:
Jeanette Howes
EVP, Management Account Director:
Brett Bender
SVP, Group Account Director, Honda Regional Marketing:
Fern McCaffrey
Account Director:
Jane LoSasso
Account Executive:
Amber Santos
Assistant Account Executive:
Rachel Singer
Strategic Planning Director:
Todd Gray
Associate Strategic Planning Director:
Richard Bina
Strategic Planner:
Cody Levine
Production Company:
Reset Content
Daniel Warwick
Managing Director:
Dave Morrison
Executive Producer:
Jeff McDougall
Executive Producer:
Jen Beitler
Bidding Producer:
Jen Beitler
Head of Production:
Amanda Clune
Veronica Madrigal
Director of Photography:
Alwin Kuchler
Rock Paper Scissors
Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
Assistant Editor:
Alex Liu
Executive Producer:
Helena Lee
Shada Shariatzadeh
Creative Director:
Simon Mowbray
Lead Flame:
Simon Mowbray
Marshall Plante
Managing Executive Producer:
Michael Bennet
Executive Producer:
Michelle Hammond
Kirsten Collabolletta
Color Producer:
Kevin Miller
Flame Artist:
Renee Tymn
Flame Assist:
Jerome Knight
Jerome Knight
Color Assistant:
Kristy Navarro
Executive Producer:
Debbi Landon
Creative Director:
Scott Glenn
Associate Creative Director:
Gabe Sokoloff
Caroline O'Sullivan
Choir Director:
Bobbi Page
Vocal Arranger:
Ben Bram
Audio Post:
Dave Wagg
Assistant Mixer:
Adam Primack
Executive Producer:
Susie Boyajan

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