ING Direct: A Part of You

It's about a butt.

Published on Aug 15, 2012

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At first, we weren't quite sure what this well-shot ad from Droga5 Sydney for ING Direct was about. Director Steve Rogers focuses his camera throughout the spot on a man's pajama-clad, well-formed behind, as it dreams about going on some pretty out-there adventures.

Its intentions become clearer through the voiceover (backed by that all too-familiar Gene Wilder-sung aspirational track, "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory) which announces, "This is for the part of you that never rests. . . there's a part of you that knows there's always more." It's followed by the company's new tag "Spend your life well."

So, although we would tend to think your bum represents the side of you that wants to sit on the couch and eat chips all day, it seems here, it's a personification of that badass (sorry) you who wants to dream bigger. Quite an audacious and semi-cryptic move for a banking brand, but it's super fun to watch.

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Aug 15, 2012
Droga5 Sydney
ING Direct
Creative Chairman:
David Nobay
Duncan Marshall
Creative Director:
Cam Blackley
Creative Director:
Steve Jackson
Creative Director:
Daniel Seager
Creative Director:
Steve Hall
Agency Producer:
Paul Johnston
Prod. Co.:
Exec. Producer:
Michael Ritchie
Steve Rogers
Pip Smart
Danny Ruhlmann
Production Designer:
Steven Jones-Evans
Jack Hutchings
Post Production:
Fin Design & Effects
Music and Sound:

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