China's Effie-winning campaign to launch F-PACE

Defying gravity to win the hearts and minds of the Chinese audience.

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Aug 24, 2018
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China’s car market is immense and crowded with 100+ car brands, including international nameplates with a decades-long foothold. Jaguar needed to grab attention, differentiate itself and highlight its performance pedigree. To do that, we took Jaguar’s first-ever crossover, the F-PACE, on a breath-catching, record-breaking ride.

First, we announced the construction of a 19.1-meter loop on the Huangpu River in downtown Shanghai. “We’re driving F-PACE upside down.” Anticipation spread across the Chinese internet like wildfire. We gassed the flames by letting consumers vote on the driver. The final two drivers competed in 3 social videos whose cliffhanger ended in a live stream of the POWER LOOP. 


As F-PACE defied gravity, people held their breath. The livestream of the event itself saw over 38 million viewers; beating our KPI by 90%. Not only did we get some serious attention for F-PACE, but the campaign drove a 50% increase in leads and a 10% increase in sales. Not only did the campaign achieve great success for the Jaguar brand, it won a Silver Effie; the advertising industry's ultimate praise. 

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Global business, transformed. Spark44 is the first global client/agency joint venture model that has radically transformed the Jaguar Land Rover brands and business. With decades of experience grappling with an immovable industry, a joint team of client and agency leaders decided it was time to create something different, and Spark44 was born. The idea was simple yet industry-shattering. A business partnership between client and agency delivering on what clients and agencies cry out for: a shared platform for mission, excellence, dedication, unity and a business-driving focus. We have assembled a community of diverse people from all over: in and out of the industry, brainiacs and artists, analysts and scientists. All have one burning common itch: to challenge convention and make amazing things happen. And now Spark44 seeks to grow with new client/agency partnerships.

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