Mercedes-Benz V-Class put to the test in campaign by The Royals

A cheeky backseat driver puts the family credentials of the Mercedes-Benz V-Class to the test, in a new campaign by The Royals.

The newly-launched campaign explores the features of the V-Class in an unconventional way.

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class campaign is positioning the eight-seater van as the perfect option for large families by showcasing the vehicle’s luxury and comfort through the critical eye of the passenger – an eight-year-old girl.

Spearheading the campaign is a 60-second film centred around a dialogue between a serious adult and a cheeky young girl, exploring the best features of the V-Class in a playful yet informative way.

In addition to BVOD and digital video, the campaign consists of social, digital, POS and a partnership with lifestyle website Mamamia, including podcast and editorial coverage.

The tagline ‘Luxury for every age’ hopes to communicate the V-Class’s appeal to both children and parents – with a twist. While parents are meant to appreciate the slick design, 5-star safety and smart technology, kids can fall in love with the electric doors, USB ports and vast roominess.

And in a unique family connection, the colourful, handwritten font used across all campaign executions is the work of the seven-year-old son of The Royals’ executive creative director, Stu Turner.

Blake Vincent, marketing & PR manager at Mercedes-Benz Vans, said: “We loved The Royals’ idea of a competing narrative between an adult perspective and a child’s-eye view from the start. It’s such a fun play on the conventional, serious male voiceover of car ads, while allowing us to explore the V-Class’s features in a memorable and detailed way. The result is just as playful and original as we’d hoped.”

Turner added: “Seeing the new V-Class through the eyes of a child was just a lovely way, we thought, to communicate the modern luxuries and capabilities of the vehicle. While some might see ultra convenient, electric and silent sliding doors, the more discerning passenger sees a space station airlock. We are so excited to see this campaign lift off.”

Omnicom Media Group agency, Foundation defended its Mercedes-Benz media account in Australia back in September last year, while Omnicom beat out Publicis Groupe to win the creative account after automotive giant Daimler finalised its global review.

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Campaign: Luxury for every age

Client: Mercedes-Benz Vans 

Marketing & PR Manager: Blake Vincent

Marketing Specialist: Shivon Raj

Agency: The Royals 

Production company: Truce Films 

Director: Bec Peniston-Bird 

Sound studio: Bang Bang Studios 


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