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The sale you have…

As with most ‘clearances’, this Honda promotion was not discount driven, so the creative brief called for an event rather than a sale. An economical, yet eye-catching, pun held the whole campaign together,

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In 2012 the Honda Civic turned 40. So I dug through advertising archives and found the original global launch campaign created by American agency, Chiat Day. Our client was enthralled and asked us to to produce a new¬†print campaign based on the original launch concept, following the original 1972 art direction style. The following ads emerged utilising font styles that I hadn’t employed since my early days in advertising.

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In 2011, natural disasters in Japan and Thailand halted production in Honda factories. With  Honda showrooms running low on cars, sales enquiries began to taper off. When production eventually resumed, a retail campaign was urgently needed to reassure customers that there was now a full range to choose from.

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