Surfer Dude Takes Visa In New Direction

Adweek: Visa today unveiled its first new branding direction in 20 years, according to Suzanne Lyons, its executive vice president and chief marketing officer.
The tagline, ending the decades-long reign of “It’s everywhere you want to be,” is “Life takes Visa,” Lyons said.
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This marks the first major Visa effort from Omnicom’s TBWA\Chiat\Day in Playa del Rey, Calif., since the client moved to that agency from sibling BBDO in November.
The “Life takes Visa” tag was chosen by TBWA\C\D creative chief Lee Clow,” Lyons said. “He walked into a room in his sandals and shorts where we had hundreds of taglines posted all over. He pointed to ‘Life takes Visa’ and said, ‘That’s a good one.'”

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.