The Dodge Brothers' Challenger Doesn't Impress Everyone

W&K Airs New Spots Featuring John and Horace Dodge

Published On
Jan 06, 2016

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Dodge continues its campaign romanticizing founders John and Horace Dodge with several new spots by Wieden & Kennedy Portland, including this one promoting the Dodge Challenger. Set in what looks like Depression-era farmland, a farmer looks on suspiciously as a red Challenger roars up at the farm and his two daughters run excitedly to greet it. As the girls drives off with the two Dodge brothers, we read the words: "Every man's favorite car...until it comes for his daughters."

Another TV spot likens Dodge's range of different cars, including SUVs, compacts and crossovers, to a wolf pack while an online spot features the typical grandpa fable about walking five miles to school uphill both ways, and compares it with the Dodge Brothers' strong, get-it-done mentality.

Epoch's Martin de Thurah directed the spots, which air from Sunday, including during the Golden Globe Awards Show on NBC.


Jan 07, 2016
Agency :
Wieden & Kennedy-Portland
Brand :
Client :
Chief Marketing Officer :
Olivier Francois
Head of Passenger Car Brands :
Tim Kuniskis
Director, U.S. Brand Advertising :
Marissa Hunter
Head of Advertising :
Randy Ortiz
Dodge and SRT Advertising Manager :
Ashley Dunaj
Creative Director :
Micah Walker
Creative Director :
Justine Armour
Copywriter :
Tim Cairns
Art Director :
James Moslander
Producer :
Chris Capretto
Account Team :
David Hughes
Account Team :
Drew Widell
Account Team :
Cheryl Markley
Account Team :
Stephanie Montoya
Executive Creative Director :
Joe Staples
Executive Creative Director :
Mark Fitzloff
Agency Head of Production :
Ben Grylewicz
Business Affairs :
Dusty Slowik
Traffic Director :
Andrea Sierra
Product Specialist :
Chris Bailey
Project Manager :
Stacy Grogan
Production Company :
Director :
Martin de Thurah
Executive Producer :
Melissa Culligan
Line Producer :
Anura Idupuganti
Director, Photography :
Kasper Tuxen
Editorial Company :
Rock Paper Scissors
Editor :
Stewart Reeves
Post Producer :
Amanda Ornelas
Post Executive Producer :
Angela Dorian
Visual Effects Company :
The Mill
Visual Effects Supervisor/Flame Artist :
John Shirley
Visual Effects Producer :
Kait Boehm
Music+Sound Company :
Barking Owl
Producer :
KC Dossett
Executive Producer/Creative Director :
Kelly Bayett
Mix Company :
Eleven Sound
Mixer :
Jeff Payne

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