Tina Turner Yodels 'Simply the Best' in Subtly Hilarious Swisscom Ad

Star Retells Her Life Story and Explains Love of All Things Swiss

Published On
Aug 07, 2014

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Tina Turner officially became a citizen of Switzerland last year. So telecom company Swisscom has picked her to star in a spot promoting its iO communications app, in which she retells her life story with a few extra Swiss touches thrown in. Created by Heimat Berlin and directed by Johan Kramer, its subtly hilarious highlights include clips of her serving fondue to her rockstar friends, yodeling her way through "Simply the Best" and practicing archery as a kid. Consummate performer Turner plays along with the gags beautifully as well as conveying a genuine affection for the country.

The ad's slogan, which translates a "By the Swiss, for the Swiss," underlines the iO product's offering of high security data settings (in accordance with the country's strong data protection laws), something that Turner also alludes to in the film.

Credits

Date
Aug 07, 2014
Agency:
HEIMAT-Berlin
Brand:
Swisscom iO
Client:
Swisscom iO
Creative Director:
Ole Vinck
Creative Director:
Michael Schachtner
Client Services Director:
Roman Jud
Senior Account Manager:
Marta Kolodziejczyk
TV Producer:
Alexander Muenzer
Video Production:
Stories GmbH
Director:
Johan Kramer
Director, Photography:
Wouter Westendorp
Music:
Yessian Music/Hamburg
Media Agency:
Mediaschneider
Celebrity Consulting:
Special Key
Head of Marketing B2C:
Davide Pincin
Head of Communication Wireless:
Oliver Staehli
Communications Manager:
Nathalie Maibach
Communications Manager:
James Lao
Visual Effects:
MPC
Colorist:
Jean-Clment Soret
Composer:
Ralf Denker
Producer:
Simon Heeger
Executive Producer:
Ingmar Rehberg
Chief Creative Officer:
Brian Yessian

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