Leo Burnett Launches New Campaign For Honda

Leo Burnett Launches New Campaign For Honda

As one of Australia’s most popular SUVs, the Honda CR-V is no stranger to how unpredictable family life can be.

Katy Denis
Posted by Katy Denis

A new campaign has been created by Leo Burnett Melbourne for Honda Australia to show that no matter where the road leads, the CR-V Series II is the SUV that’s made to ‘go with it’.

Honda Australia director, Stephen Collins said the CR-V nameplate has a long, proud history in Australia and set the benchmark for SUVs when it was first launched back in 1997. “The CR-V is a core model for Honda both globally and locally. With such significant upgrades made recently on the Series II range, we wanted to support this important model with a new campaign that taps into the fun and energy of the CR-V.”

The campaign is led by a 60 second TVC directed by Goodoil’s Hamish Rothwell. It tells the story of a young girl determined to replace her broken pink toy horse. Her father plays along with her solution to the problem, only to discover it is more spectacular than he could have imagined. Featuring the song ‘Howlin’ For You’ by The Black Keys, the TVC includes a special horse ranch and muster of a herd of horses with a difference.

Airing from Sunday 19 July, the TVC is being supported with an integrated campaign that includes cinema, outdoor, online, social and dealer communications.

Leo Burnett Melbourne executive creative director Jason Williams said: “The idea came from the insight that having children is its own adventure and sometimes you have to go on a bit of a wild goose chase to appease the imagination of a young child.”


Agency: Leo Burnett Melbourne

ECD: Jason Williams

Creatives: Joe Hill / Garret Fitzgerald

Senior Agency Producer: Cinnamon Darvall

Group Account Director: Chris Ivanov

Senior Account Director: Jaime Morgan

Director of Integrated Strategy: Ilona Janashvili


Production: Goodoil Films

Director: Hamish Rothwell

Executive Producer: Sam Long

DOP: Crighton Bone

Production Designer: Guy Treadgold

Casting: Catch Casting NZ / Mullinar’s Sydney

Editor: Peter Sciberras Method Studios

VFX & Supervisor: Colin Renshaw (ALT VFX)

Sound Engineer: Sam Hopgood – SoundLounge

Sound Producer: Lizzie Haussegger – SoundLounge


Client: Honda Australia

Brand Comms Manager: Melissa Altarelli

Brand Comms Specialist: Sarah Tolliday

Brand Comms Coordinator: Megan McDermott