People's Car Project, Volkswagen

  • Volkswagen in German literally means "People's Car". Today in China, Volkswagen faces increased competition. To tackle this challenge, they decided to turn their business inside out. Instead of building cars for the people, we began building cars with the people. We called it: ‘The People’s Car Project’, a long-term co-creation platform that re-invents how cars are ideated, designed, and built. We provided the people with tools to create and share car ideas. A democratic system allows the fans to vote for the most original ones. As a result, Volkswagen designers, together with over 3.1 million fans, help upgrade current cars and shape future ones. Volkswagen rose to the nº 1 car brand on Chinese social media in 10 weeks.
  • — VIRAL VIDEO: Aunt Complaining
  • — VIRAL VIDEO: Shuttlecock
  • — VIRAL VIDEO: Cute Girl's Lady-Bug
  • — VIRAL VIDEO: Happy Year of The Dragon
    Our "thank you" to the user "Dark520" who submitted the Hover Car idea.
    This film is presented by Dark520's favorite celebrity in China, Le Jia.
    Hover Car designed by Volkswagen.
    As an epic conclusion to the project, we had to take all 260.000 ideas submitted by over 30 million people and create one car — which was unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.
    Cannes Lions
    2013 Branded Content & Entertainment Gold
    2013 Direct Bronze, Automotive
    2013 Media Shortlist, Best Use of Branded Content
    2012 Direct, Automotive Services, Bronze
    2012 Cyber Best Digitally Led Integrated, Shortlist
    2012 Promo, Best Integrated Led by Activation, Shortlist
    2012 Promo, Automotive Services, Shortlist
    2012 Media, Best Digitally Led Integrated, Shortlist

    London International Awards
    2011 Integrated Campaign, THE NEW Category, Silver
    2011 Design Finalist
    2011 Digital Automotive Finalist

    New York Festival
    2011 Interactive Website, Shortlist
    2011 Integrated Mixed Media Automotive, Shortlist

    One Show Club
    2011 Merit award in Integrated Campaign
    2011 Merit award in Websites/Social Campaign

    Digital Media Awards Pacific Asia
    2011 Agency of the year
    2011 Platinum (Special Award for Campaign of the Year)
    2011 Gold in Automotive Campaign
    2011 Gold in Website
    2011 Gold in B2C
    2011 Silver in Best Integrated Campaign
    2011 Silver in Online Marketing
    2011 Silver in Best Use of Social Media

    Spikes Pacific Asia
    2012 PR (Best Use of Social Media) Gold
    2011 Integrated Campaign Silver
    2011 Film Craft Bronze

    AME Asian Effectiveness Awards
    2012 Best Integrated, Silver
    2012 Branded Content, Shortlist

    John Caples International Awards
    2012 Viral Video Marketing, Gold
    2012 Integrated Campaign, Silver
    2012 Ambient Guerrilla, Bronze
    2012 Best Art Direction, FInalist
    2011 MAAD Awards, Integrated Gold
    2011 MAAD Awards, Online Video Silver
    2011 MediaChina Awards, Most Innovative Brand
    2011 MediaChina Awards, Most Valuable Campaign of the Year
    2011 China Advertising Great Wall, Integrated Bronze