The bus you missed is right around the corner

Agency: Johannes Leonardo


When you think of iconic vehicles, the Volkswagen Bus is one of the first on the list. Its unique look stands the test of time and is one of the most culturally relevant automobiles there is. Inspired by the original VW Bus, the global car manufacturer is set to reveal its 21st-century, fully electric remodel, the ID. Buzz, in the American market on June 2nd. It will be available for purchase in 2024.

With the VW Bus inspiration, the ID. Buzz reboot has been modernized as an electronic vehicle (and includes air conditioning this time around), and its three-row longer wheelbase is designed to better cater to the American demographic. The VW ID. Buzz Reveal is being executed by VW at an event in Huntington Beach, CA on June 2nd. The day will be split into two parts, one for press and one for consumers (including VW Bus enthusiasts).

To further support this momentous event in VW history, the VW marketing team will debut a paid media campaign to extend beyond the event itself. As an iconic nod to VW’s past and a statement on its vision for an EV future, the intent of the campaign is to elevate the moment beyond just the vehicle and make it a bigger VW brand moment. It’s not just another car reveal, but the rebirth of one of the most iconic cars in American history, the original VW bus.

As one of the most beloved vehicles in automotive history, the creative focuses on what is simple, ownable, and iconic about its reincarnation - its two tone paint job. The campaign was teased out to the public on Monday, May 29th, featuring digital OOH that shows just two tone colors (no car) to create intrigue and excitement of what’s to come. On Friday, June 2nd, in line with the ID. Buzz Reveal in Huntington Beach, the OOH focused campaign will formally go live, replacing the tease OOH and including additional print placements.

The creative work will take over key bus routes (playing off the contextual relevance of the original “Bus”) and many other placements across LA and NYC. This work announces that the VW bus is back, and celebrates the optimism, color and happiness that brings into the world.

This professional campaign titled 'The bus you missed is right around the corner' was published in United States in June, 2023. It was created for the brand: Volkswagen, by ad agency: Johannes Leonardo. This Integrated and Outdoor media campaign is related to the Automotive industry and contains 10 media assets. It was submitted 4 months ago.

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