Following up on the successful launch of Volkswagen BlueMotion Technologies via the innovative Fun Theory platform, Volkswagen and DDB created the Fun Theory Award, a competition which ultimately saw 699 amazing entries from more than 35 countries. The winner was the Speed Camera Lottery, created and submitted by San Francisco's Kevin Richardson, a games producer for NickelodeonKids whose idea was based around rewarding those who obeyed the speed limit with the money raised through fining those lead foot drivers who exceed it. In October 2010, the idea became reality and was tested in Stockholm, in collaboration with NTF (The Swedish road transport authority). Speed Camera Lottery worked on many levels: the average speed was reduced by 22%. Media ranging from ABC to the BBC Worldwide Service covered the campaign, the competition and the winning idea. Even better Speed Camera Lottery helped Volkswagen continue to boost share and sales in Sweden. From January to June 2010 Volkswagen market share increased almost 4% to 12.9% while sales grew by 5.8% compared to an increase of 3.9% for the overall market compared to the first half of 2009. In the eco car segment alone, Volkswagen saw market share leap from about 8% to nearly 15% proving another theory at DDB: Creating ideas that people want to play with, participate in and pass along is good for business.
Advertising Agency: DDB, Stockholm, Sweden Creative Director: Andreas Dahlqvist Copywriter: Martin Lundgren Art Director: Simon Higby Designers: Niklas Andersson, Rasmus Kellerman Account Manager: Jerker Fagerström Director: Michael Bugaj Production Manager: Barbro Långjuth Idea: Kevin Richardson, Social Media