The Week: Co-op scores first with its Bob Dylan-soundtracked ad

On Monday (16 February), McCann Erickson launched a two-and-a-half-minute Co-operative ad featuring Bob Dylan's Blowing In The Wind that took up an entire ad break in Coronation Street.

It is the first time the legendary singer/songwriter has allowed one of his songs to be used in an ad and only the second time a full ad break has been taken by an advertiser during Coronation Street.

McCain had the first-ever full-length ad break spot during Coronation Street, with a three-minute ad to mark the 25th birthday of the oven chip.

The Co-op ad is the culmination of a two-year rebranding process, in which the retailer has worked to refit its 4,300 outlets across the UK.

The Co-op spot highlights the brand's involvement in areas such as charity and environmental issues.

It begins with a boy blowing the seeds from a dandelion clock, which then journey across the world through areas depicting different ways of life. It finishes with the tagline: "Good for everyone."

To view the ad, visit www.brandrepublic/campaign/dylan.


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