Merdeka ads that have got us feeling the ‘feels’

3 years ago

The eve of one of the most important days in Malaysia’s history is upon us and as a way of paying homage to the land we call home and nation we know to be family, many big brands have rolled out campaigns in true Merdeka fashion. Here’s a roundup of some of the ones that have made their rounds on the Internet and a look at the traction they’ve gotten so far.

Maxis4G wants you to roam around ‘home’ with their commemorative Merdeka short

Taking a less traveled route urging fellow Malaysians to get to know more about the land they live on, the 3-minute 50-second short starts off with a young boy learning of his friends’ holidays via social media. Very quickly his wonder turns to envy which he takes out on his father for not being able to keep his promises of traveling far and wide. With some quick thinking, father and son soon find themselves on a road trip that would be the start of a great familiarisation journey throughout the country.

The film has bagged close to 1.3 million views over 11,000 likes and 2,000 shares on Facebook since its release on August 25.

Watch the video below:

 

 Axiata goes beyond boundaries with love and unity this Merdeka

If there are two words that best describe Axiata and Celcom’s Merdeka film, it’s relevant and charming. In the 3-and-a-half minute film, Axiata hits home the love many foreigners grow for Malaysia through its people, culture and of course, food. Titled Emma the film tells the story of a young British lady who was sent to Malaysia in the 1970s as a teacher but eventually makes Malaysia her home.

Partnering with creative agency M&C Saatchi, Emma is the first joint effort between Celcom and Axiata and has already garnered a positive online response from Malaysians since its debut on Axiata’s Facebook page on 29 August with more 249,000 views, 2,800 likes, and 2,000 shares.

Follow Emma’s journey here:

 

Watson’s puts itself in lives of everyday Malaysians with Merdeka spot

“We rise. We fall. We get up again. Undefeated.” 

Watson’s opens strong in their Merdeka spot that tells of the spirit of everyday Malaysians — whatever the circumstance. The minute-spot of is swift, lines are juxtaposing and snappy and message crystal clear: that every slip and stumble has made us all stronger. 

Since its debut on August 26, the ad has raked in 180,000 views on Facebook along with 1,000 likes and 110 shares.

Here’s the full spot for your viewing pleasure: 

 

 

Selamat Hari Merdeka from all of us at MARKETING!

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