Vodafone Chivu – Online Coach

Vodafone demonstrated the power of its 3G data coverage in Romania by connecting Romanian football player Cristian Chivu up as the online coach of a young team in his home town of Resita. Chivu played for Inter Milan and was also captain of the Romanian National Team. His biggest wish was to give back his knowledge and skills to his original roots, being involved in the development of the local talent. He promised the children from Resita’s junior team that he would train them, although he found it hard to find time between trainings and football games. With the support of the Vodafone’s network, Chivu trained the kids over the course of a week. Footage was transformed into an integrated advertising campaign, showing that technology can be used for more than pragmatic purposes, it can be forged into fulfilling the dreams of 20 children and firing up the ambition of many more.

Vodafone Chivu coaching session

Click on the image below to play the Vodafone Chivu video.


The Chivu campaign was developed at McCann Erickson Romania SRL, Bucharest, by creative director Adrian Botan, creative director/copywriter Catalin Dobre, art directors Ionut Cojocaru, Razvan Chifu, project managers Dana Hogea, Doina Ionescu, Andreea Harjanu, Ruxandra Stanescu and Alexandru Platon.

Filming was shot by director Florin Serban via Mitra Film, Abis Studio, with director of photography Max Lemnij, photographer Sorin Florea, Carioca. Music was by Shukar Collective.

Programming was done by Orbital.