Maaco, North America's body shop, has introduced a revitalized brand campaign playing off of the innovative "Upside of Uh-Ohs" campaign that launched in 2021. Consumers are encouraged to Join the Upside with Maaco and embrace life's inevitable Uh-Ohs.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 9, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Maaco, North America's leading name in paint and auto body repair services, announces the launch of its newest national advertising campaign, "Join the Upside." Building on the success of the 2021 "Upside of Uh-Ohs" campaign, which fueled Maaco's best sales year ever, this latest iteration injects even more humor and personality into the brand's iconic tagline, "Uh-Oh, Better Get Maaco" through three original songs that lean into popular music genres that appeal to Maaco's target in order to reinvigorate brand awareness and drive sales.
The creative campaign, developed by Mythic, is rooted in the brand's reputation as the one people know to go to when life inevitably brings its dents, dings and scratches or it's time for a fresh paint job. The commercials feature relatable characters facing everyday car mishaps who quickly discover the "Upside" thanks to Mr. Maaco along with trusted family, neighbors and passersby who've experienced the Upside from Maaco.
"We are so excited to breathe new life into the iconic 'Uh-Oh, Better Get Maaco' mantra," said Daryl Hurst, president, Maaco. "These dynamic advertisements are full of vibrant characters who are just as remarkable as the service our dedicated franchisees provide. The diligent efforts of our marketing team and partner agency, Mythic, were invaluable in bringing this campaign to fruition. I look forward to consumers enthusiastically joining the Upside of Uh-Ohs alongside this colorful cast."
From modern country to pop punk to 90s hip hop, the lyrics were written by Mythic, and music was composed and produced by Duotone Audio Group. Each spot tells the story of an everyday Uh-Oh through a different musical genre with lyrics as the dialogue performed by the characters.
"We didn't set out to just create commercials. We wanted to build on the musical success of the original campaign by creating memorable earworms and mini music videos, so finding the right creative collaborators was key," said David Olsen, Executive Creative Director at Mythic.
The concept attracted the attention of acclaimed director Drew Kirsch of production company Tomorrow. Known for his work with Sony, PetSmart, and iconic 'You Need to Calm Down' and 'Lover' music videos with Taylor Swift, Kirsch brings his whimsical style and color-blocking techniques to the campaign, translating the "Upside" theme into vibrant visuals and energetic storytelling.
"This was one of the most fun campaigns I've ever shot," said Drew Kirsch. "It had all the perfect ingredients: distinct, catchy songs that you can't get out of your head, smart humor that sells the ideas perfectly, and a chance to build colorful worlds. I had a blast working with every member of the team too."
The TV commercials will run in 15-second formats on cable networks and online streaming, and :30-second and :15-second formats on digital and social channels. The campaign will also incorporate streaming audio, print, social media, and digital advertising. The 2024 Maaco national advertising campaign elements are available on the Maaco YouTube channel.
Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting is North America's #1 Body Shop. Maaco, with nearly 400 independently owned and operated franchises across the United States and Canada, has been named a top automotive franchise numerous times by Entrepreneur Magazine in its Annual Franchise 500 ranking. In addition to other honors, Maaco has most recently been included in the Top 150 on Franchise Times' list of Top 200 franchises. Maaco is a member of Driven Brands, the largest automotive services company in North America. For more information about Maaco, visit http://www.Maaco.com.
About Driven Brands
Driven Brands™, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is the largest automotive services company in North America, providing a range of consumer and commercial automotive needs, including paint, collision, glass, vehicle repair, oil change, maintenance, and car wash. Driven Brands is the parent company of some of North America's leading automotive service businesses including Take 5 Oil Change®, Take 5 Car Wash®, Meineke Car Care Centers®, Maaco®, 1-800-Radiator & A/C®, Auto Glass Now®, and CARSTAR®. Driven Brands has more than 4,900 locations across 14 countries, and services over 70 million vehicles annually. Driven Brands' network generates approximately $2.2 billion in annual revenue from more than $6.1 billion in system-wide sales.
Mythic is a full-service marketing communications agency based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, with deep experience in some of today's most dynamic consumer and B2B markets, including Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, Automotive, Tourism, Retail and Real Estate. We thrive on helping brands Be More. More meaningful. More inspiring. More compelling. More valuable.
Mythic – an Adweek 100 Fastest Growing Agency – has created award-winning campaigns that have driven business results for both challenger brands and category leaders including clients like MetLife, Spectrum, Ally, Maaco, Meineke, Cotton Incorporated, Goodwill, and more.
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Ad Agency: Mythic
Chief Creative Officer: Lee James
Executive Creative Director: David Olsen
Producer: Guerin Piercy
Associate Creative Director, Design: Chris Grauwiler
Associate Creative Director, Copy: David McClay
Senior Copywriter: Dixon Muller
Art Director: Sam Pouliot
Senior Copywriter: Julia King
EVP, Strategy & Planning: Rachel Cobb
Planner: Rob Piscitelli
VP Group Account Director: Leah Sanders
Management Supervisor: Jenna Cardiero
Senior Account Executive: Meg Oxford
Account Executive: Zoe Keim
SVP, Revenue Operations: Hannah Whitesides
Director of Marketing, Consumer Experience: Kathryn Wooldridge
Manager, Digital Media: Jonathan Bales
Marketing Specialist: Jack Shirley
Production Company: Tomorrow
Director: Drew Kirsch
Managing Director: Chris Zander
Executive Producer: Brynne Copping
Line Producer: Kevin Wall