The advert is part of a £15m annual marketing budget. It was shot by Daniel Kleinman, the director responsible the opening credits for Casino Royale and a numerous other successful TV commericals. The special effects have been created by Framestore CFC, which created sequences for the Harry Potter films, X-Men: The Last Stand and for Guinness's spectacular evolution-backwards commercial "noitulove" I have previouosly posted on.Smirnoff are aiming their latest publicity creations at young men. Digital agency AKQA have created an online game called "The Smirnoff Purifier", available at smirnoff.com to complement the TV advert. It allows players to fire objects at a target from a "raised platform off the south coast of England".
In addition to the online game, Smirnoff have created an ambient promotional device to strengthen their brand values and hit home the extraordinary lengths they go to to purify their vodka.
This is an amazing, state-of-the-art water purification installation that has just appeared at the Rip Curl Board Masters Festival this summer, where it purified Newquay's sea water for adventurous festival goers to sample. The installation takes water directly from the sea, purifying it to make it clean enough to drink there and then. This clever device complements the new television commercial perfectly and has already filtered some of the world's most dirty water on an international tour. Dirty water flows through a three-stage purification process cleaning it to a high level and mimicking the trademark 'triple distilled' slogan of Smirnoff. It is then given a rigorous ten times filtration through Polish charcoal to remove invisible microscopic impurities and give the water a smooth, clean, pure finish for the public to enjoy. This is the same process used in the production of Smirnoff vodka.