Gulf Western Oil Launches “Go The Distance” Campaign Via The Monkeys

Gulf Western Oil Launches “Go The Distance” Campaign Via The Monkeys
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Building on its reputation as the makers of the only engine oil tough enough to withstand the harsh Australian conditions, Gulf Western Oil, Australia’s largest manufacturer of lubricants, is launching its first major brand campaign telling the story of the Lone Rider via The Monkeys.

Created by The Monkeys, part of Accenture Interactive, ‘Lone Rider’ follows a savvy adventurer who roams the tough Australian landscape atop his trusty vehicle, with nothing but his wits and the world’s most durable engine oil by his side.

Meanwhile, his unique ride, with its huge, exposed engine and monster wheels, provides the ultimate proof of concept for the sustaining endurance of Gulf Western Oil.

To ensure the Lone Rider’s vehicle was as impressive and capable as the oil itself, Gulf Western Oil turned to vehicle concept designer Peter Pound and vehicle builder Harry Dakanalis who had previously brought the cars in the Mad Max films to life.

The 60-second film, directed by Scoundrel’s Tim Bullock, runs this week online and on Gulf Western Oil’s social channels. A behind the scenes film also takes a look under the bonnet of the epic off-road vehicle, and will also feature online.

Gulf Western Oil, managing director, Ben Vicary, said: “Celebrating our brand’s spirit of determination, our latest campaign seeks to inspire Aussie motorists with the Lone Rider’s grounded and observational wisdom.”

The Monkeys creative director, Benn Sutton, added: “Motor oil marketing is traditionally horribly dull stuff where someone drones on about technological droplets. So it was an absolute joy to work with Ben and his team at Gulf Western Oil wanted to tell an entertaining product story that captured the spirit of the Australian customer and the land they operate in.”

Campaign Credits:

Client: Gulf Western Oil managing director: Ben Vicary

General manager: Nik Alpert

National sales manager: Peter McColl

National design manager: Christine Gauci

Creative agency: The Monkeys, part of Accenture Interactive Group

CEO & Co-Founder: Mark Green Group

Chief creative officer & co-founder: Scott Nowell

Chief creative officer: Tara Ford

Managing director: Matt Michael

Chief strategy officer: Fabio Buresti Executive Creative Director: Vince Lagana

Creative director: Benn Sutton Creatives: David Klein, Mike Burdick, Danny Pattison & Barnaby Packham

Senior planner: Joe Harris

Business sirector: Jack Stone

Head of production: Penny Brown

Senior integrated producer: Kat Stephens

Production Company: Scoundrel Director

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