The Vertical Blind Spot for Ford b: BBR Saatchi & Saatchi

To promote the Ford Edge’s innovative BLind Spot Information System, Baumann Ber Rivnay / Saatchi & Saatchi Israel is leveraging the growing popularity of the vertical video format on Facebook to launch a mobile commercial that creatively uses the two standard black bars that appear in regular horizontal ads. When playing the video, the black bars which initially cover portions of road drivers would not see unless they had BLISS, fall away to reveal how the car’s advanced system would capture them.

Not surprisingly, the Facebook post generated record high results for the brand with over 600.000 views in 4 day, 300 shares and a reach of over 1.1 million Israelis (in a country of just 8M).
Clear proof that in a world where consumers can no longer be bothered to turn their smartphone horizontally to watch content, vertical rocks!

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Take a look at the original Facebook post (Hebrew version):

Credits

Air date: November 28th 2016
Chief Executive Officer: Yossi Lubaton
Chief Creative Officer: Jonathan Lang
VP Creative Director: Eran Nir
Social / Digital Director: Idan Kligerman
Copywriter: Shushu E. Spanier
Art Director: Aia Kujnitzy Bechor
Group Account Head: Ben Muskal
Account Supervisor: Chen Halpern
Account Executives: Gil Gershon, Hadar Goren
VP Production & Content: Dorit Gvili
Production manager: Maya Palmon
Strategic Planning Supervisor: Lora Goichman
Planner: Roie Gortler
Creative Coordinator: Eva Hasson
Traffic Director: Ronit Doanis
Studio manager: Yaron Keinan
Production Company: Tifferet Films
Head of Production: Doron Lahav
Director: Shushu E. Spanier
DOP: Guy Mador
DOP Assitant: Ori Aloni
Editor:Matan Cohen-Grumi
Ford driver: Paz Alush
Motorbike driver: Hai Tal
Production’s Assistants: Shoham Baruch, Tal Bar

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