My partner Dave Muller and I went to Dubai to work on a pitch for GMC Yukon in the Middle East. With the help of the talented team at FP7 McCann, we came up with the two directions that went to clients, one of which won the account.
Classical Arabic Poetry is an art form practiced by many in the Middle East. The subject of poems is sometimes the writer's automobile. We found that GMC Yukon devotees had written many odes to its power and luxury. This inspired us to use that truth, those words, as the basis for our campaign idea.
Below you'll find the pitch video that won the account followed by what it evolved into when the FP7 McCann team produced the launch spot.