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.

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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 at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.