Life Continues To Demand DieHard

DieHard has a rich history of outlandishly testing their batteries. In 1975 they left a car frozen on a lake for three months just to see if it would start. With that history in mind, Y&R Chicago had one goal when tasked with reintroducing the DieHard brand: to prove that their batteries live up to their name.

To build upon their heritage and reach a younger audience, Y&R partnered with director Henry Alex-Rubin to torture the toughest DieHard battery yet: the DieHard Platinum. Over two days in the Bronx, the team captured the Platinum starting a car while running everything it takes to power beat boxer/comedic performer Reggie Watts.

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.