They do it differently in the Far East of course but Hyundai, now the world’s fifth-biggest motor manufacturer and the only big brand to increase its volume sales in the US in recession year 2009, has its very own advertising agency, Innocean Worldwide.
This is its latest from its Huntington Beach, California outpost and it’s a pretty cool, all-American ad.
Would GM consider setting up its own agency, a la Hyundai?
Goodby, Silverstein and Ewanick?
Many years ago a Brit called Kevin Morley did exactly that with the dying embers of the nationalised Rover car company. It didn’t work although Morley did OK out of it.
But these days you get big teams in big agencies including a dedicated creative director working on just one account. Which rather defeats the object of an ad agency really.
So why shouldn’t a client have one?
Just a thought.