The creative focuses on ŠKODA’s new customer-led positioning, highlighting defining attitudes shared by its customers; an individual self-confidence, optimism, and a spirit that sets them apart from the predictable.
The campaign follows key moments in Wiggins‘ personal and professional life, as he reflects on his achievements; pushing himself to the limit on the peaks of northwest Wales.
Created by Fallon London, the advert is directed by acclaimed Czech film director Martin Krejci. The multi-channel campaign kicks off on 4 February with a 90 second advert which will air on ITV1 during the half time interval of the much-anticipated England vs. France Six Nations rugby match, as part of an ‘ITV Presents’ feature.
Speaking about the new advert, Sir Bradley Wiggins said; "I'm looking forward to the advert being released, ŠKODA has done a great job in capturing my journey through cycling. We are already preparing for the next ad which will take a lot to beat this one."
Kirsten Stagg, Head of Marketing for ŠKODA UK, said; "From our humble beginnings as a bicycle manufacturer to the innovative automotive brand we are today, we have always prided ourselves in being driven by something different.
"As Britain’s most decorated Olympian there is no denying Sir Bradley Wiggins‘ incredible achievements. However we chose to work with him on the campaign because of who he is and what he represents as an individual; he embodies the self-confidence, unique character and spirit which sets him apart from the rest."
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ŠKODA UK has launched its first online showroom. Customers can access the ŠKODA Live Tour on their computer, tablet or smartphone – and gain the showroom experience at a time and place that suits them. ŠKODA Live Tour instantly connects the customer to a ŠKODA Product Host by an internet video link, who takes them into the Live Tour showroom and introduces the ŠKODA models.
ŠKODA’s new compact SUV is called the KAROQ. The name and its spelling originate from the language of the Alutiiq, an indigenous tribe who live on an island off the southern coast of Alaska. For the name of the new compact SUV, ŠKODA has drawn on the spelling of the ŠKODA KODIAQ and in doing so, has created a consistent nomenclature for the brand’s current and future SUV models. The ŠKODA KAROQ will be introduced to the public for the first time in Stockholm on 18 May and represents a further milestone in ŠKODA’s SUV campaign.
ŠKODA's appearance at the Shanghai Motor Show 2017 (19 – 28 April) is characterized by electric change: With the Vision E study, the company provides its first brand-specific outlook on the future of individual mobility. The emotionally designed five-door SUV coupé can travel up to 500 kilometres on purely electric power and meets the level 3 requirements for autonomous driving. ŠKODA is intensively pursuing the electrification of its model range, and will be offering five purely electric models in various segments by 2025.
ŠKODA DESIGN emphasises its commitment to a distinct design identity with continuous development of its design language. Harmonious proportions, clean-cut lines, bold contours and crystalline features are combined to create a design that places a focus on precision and clarity. One of the sources of inspiration for ŠKODA's designers is Czech crystal glass art, which is characterised by outstanding craftsmanship. This yields an expressive, emotionally charged design which harmoniously combines aesthetics and functionality.
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