A Girl and Her Dog Are Reunited in Linked Ads From HomeAway

Two Sides of the Story Will Run at Opposite Ends of Ad Breaks

Published on Mar 16, 2015

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There's more than just a cute story to this campaign from vacation rental brand HomeAway, breaking this week in the U.S., U.K., France and Germany. It's the story of a little girl who has to leave her dog behind when she goes on the family vacation, and misses him so much she can't enjoy it, despite the antics of a goofy brother.

Eventually the faithful doggie turns up, having made his own way there. In this ad, you can see the dog's side of the story -- arguably more entertaining, as it involves stolen sausages, chasing chickens and stowing away.

The two ads were designed to run at opposite ends of ad breaks (there are also 30 second versions); they communicate the message that with HomeAway, the whole family can rent a whole house on vacation. Saatchi & Saatchi London created the campaign, which was directed by Stink's Martin Krejci. And in case you're wondering where it was filmed, it was a HomeAway property in South Africa.

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Mar 16, 2015
Saatchi & Saatchi London
Chief Creative Officer:
Kate Stanners
Alex Sattlecker
Linda Weitgasser
Art Director:
Alex Sattlecker
Art Director:
Linda Weitgasser
Creative Planner:
Raquel Chicourel
Rebecca Williams
Production Assistant:
Femi Ladi
Production Company:
Martin Krejci
Filip Malasek
Juliet Naylor
Post Production Company:
The Mill
Audio Post Production Company:

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