Virgin Higher Calling with Richard Branson

Virgin Mobile has launched “Higher Calling”, an integrated advertising campaign focused on growing brand loyalty in the United States. The campaign, focused on 18 to 24 year olds, uses Richard Branson’s star status along with online social media to introduce Virgin’s commitment to customers.

Virgin Mobile Higher Calling

Richard Branson, founder and CEO of Virgin, appears as the star of “The Fantastic Tale of Young Branson”, showing him thinking of a future with cell phones, sporting his trademark goatee as a toddler, a young boy, a teenager, a young man and at his current age. “Long before Richard Branson created airlines and spaceships, he envisioned Virgin Mobile”. Click on the image below to play The Fantastic Tale of Young Branson in YouTube

Richard Branson explains the Higher Calling. “We’re going to change the relationship you have with your cellphone company”. Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube

Virgin has worked with Buzzfeed to create Higher Calling content published via social media sites like Tumblr, Facebook and Pinterest and the newly revamped

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The Higher Calling campaign was developed at Mother New York.

The Fantastic Tale ad was directed by Traktor via Partizan. Editing was done at Final Cut by Rick Russell. Visual effects were produced at The Moving Picture Company. Sound was produced at AudioEngine. Music is “Don’t Treat Me Bad” by Rey Anton.

Richard Branson Boy With Wires

Richard Branson Man With Thumbs

Richard Branson In Bed

Richard Branson Boy In Space