Toyota LandCruiser 300 drives its users home in latest ad

Toyota Australia has released a new campaign for its LandCruiser 300 created by Publicis’ Saatchi & Saatchi.

The ‘This Landcruiser drives us home’ campaign features a song aimed at highlighting different Australian experiences: from experiencing a 50-year storm to being trapped by a swarm of mozzies (mosquitos).

In the 60-second spot, people sing acapella in various predicaments – a meteor shower, no phone reception, and sinking in quicksand. The spot concludes with “One thing’s without a doubt, this LandCruiser drives us home”, followed by the “Oh what a feeling, Toyota” tagline.

Toyota Australia vice president, national sales, marketing & franchise operations Sean Hanley said: “This campaign represents the very essence of what LandCruiser stands for and I couldn’t be prouder of the team involved for bringing this to life in such an entertaining way.”

Saatchi & Saatchi Australia executive creative director Simon Bagnasco commented: “This campaign was driven by a simple truth. Lots of vehicles can get you to the most remote and beautiful parts of our country, but there’s only one we know that will always get us back home.”

The campaign is on broadcast, digital, out-of-home (OOH), print, CRM, sponsorships, radio and in-store.

The launch of this campaign follows the news last week that Toyota appointed Vin Naidoo as its chief marketing officer following the departure of John Pappas to Lexus.


Client: Toyota Motor Corporation Australia
Senior Manager – Brand Management & Communications: Andrew Wearing
Manager, Communications – Commercial and Brand: Jeremie Smith
Senior Commercial Communications Coordinator: Kirsten Wood
Senior Commercial Communications Coordinator: Brooke Butkiewicz

Creative Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Australia
Chief Creative Officer: Mike Spirkovski
Executive Creative Director: Simon Bagnasco
Creative Director: Lee Sunter
Senior Creatives: Phil Harkness & Jack Wall
Executive Producer: Lucy Trengove & Michael Demosthenous
Senior Integrated Producer: Holly De Roy
Design Production Director: Kim Avetta
Head of Design: Tod Duke-Yonge
Head of Design (Melb): Matt Alpass
Studio Director: Dan Meyers
Senior Studio: Ashley New
Chief Client Officer: Ben Court
Chief Strategic Officer: Alex Speakman
Group Account Director: Damiano Di Pietro
Planning Director: Joe Heath
Senior Account Director: Kenyon Marais
Senior Account Manager: Jessie Spencer
Account Executive: Alex Karanicolas

Production Company: MOFA
Executive Producer: Llew Griffiths
Director: Nick Kelly
Producer: Allison Lockwood
BTS: Hayden Somerville
DOP: Jeremy Rouse
Casting: Citizen Jane
Casting Director: Natalie Jane Harvie

Post Production: ALT VFX
Head of VFX: Andrew Hellen
Post Supervisor: Ant Newton
Executive Producer (Melb): Eyvonne Carfora

Editing: ARC Edit
Editor: Johanna Scott 
Senior Producer: Freya Maddock
Colourist: Trish Cahill

Sound House: Song Zu
Musical Director: Ramesh Sathiah
Composer: Nathan Cavaleri
Original song lyrics: Saatchi & Saatchi
Sound Engineer: Simon Kane
General Manager/EP: Katrina Aquilia

Photography: Louis&Co
Photographer: Ian Butterworth
Executive Producer: Louis Molines
Producer: Camilla Carey


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