Lexus Australia unveils first-ever all electric Lexus RZ in ‘The reason is ready’ campaign via Publicis Groupe’s Team One Australia


Lexus Australia is introducing its first ever All Electric Lexus RZ450e with the launch of ‘The reason is ready’, a new integrated campaign by Publicis Team One.


Despite more than 30 electric vehicle models with 60 variants available in Australia, many Aussies are yet to take the leap into the EV market. These drivers are not cautious or lacking confidence, they just expect a certain standard and are unwilling to compromise. They’ve been waiting for the right EV to come along.

The campaign film follows the journey of a hero character as he makes decisions on where and when to turn in his pursuit of a spectacular electrical storm and the perfect photo opportunity. We track him while he experiences the luxury and driving performance of the all new Lexus RZ.

‘The reason is ready’ has launched this week and is now running nationally on broadcast television supported by OOH, print, social and across brand owned channels.

Says John Pappas, chief executive officer, Lexus Australia: “Our first-ever, all electric Lexus RZ450e sets a new standard in luxury performance. Sporting an enhanced spindle body and featuring a Tazuna cockpit that centres around you, the RZ has been designed for superior handling.

“Plus, with a complimentary home charger and installation courtesy of our Encore Platinum program – there is no reason to look any further.”

Says Patrick Rowe, CEO of Publicis Team One: “Introducing the first-ever all electric Lexus RZ is an absolute privilege. It is a vehicle that doesn’t fall short on style, craft, or substance, which is everything the Lexus RZ imbues.”

Says Carlo Mazzarella, creative director, Publicis Team One: “Our campaign was built on the insight that Lexus drivers are discerning enough not to compromise, especially when making the big shift to an electric vehicle. They need the right reason and with the RZ they’re ready.”

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Lexus Australia unveils first-ever all electric Lexus RZ in ‘The reason is ready’ campaign via Publicis Groupe’s Team One Australia Lexus Australia unveils first-ever all electric Lexus RZ in ‘The reason is ready’ campaign via Publicis Groupe’s Team One Australia

Client: Lexus Australia
General Manager: Yolande Waldock
Senior Manager, Marketing & Strategy: Melissa Naidoo
Manager, Strategic Marketing: Kieu Bui Tran
Senior Advertising Coordinator: David Di Lisio

Creative Agency: Publicis Team One Australia
Head of Campaigns and Content: Kristy Leslie
Senior Account Director: Niall Morrison
Account Manager: Vivienne Hunt
Creative Director: Carlo Mazzarella
Associate Creative Director: Kerem Sekerci
Copywriter: Hannah Payton
Art Director: Jake Blood
National Director of Production: Michael Demosthenous
Senior Producer – Film: Julie Rutherford
Senior Integrated Producer – Stills: Holly De Roy
Senior Social Media Manager: Boon Souphanh
Social Media Manager: Harley Stafford

Production Partner: Good Oil
Director: Adam Gunser 
Executive Producer: Juliet Bishop
Head of Production: Chana McLallen
DOP: Sam Chiplin

VFX and Post Production – Alt.VFX
Andrew Hellen – VFX Supervisor
Celeste Fairlie – Senior VFX Producer
Jayce Attewell – VFX Production Manager
Jordan McInnes – Rigging TD & CG Supervisor
Nick Angus – Head of 3D
Jamie White – Head of Lighting
Matt Chance – Head of 2D
Josh Kell – Flame Online

Edit House: The Editors     
Editor: Mark Burnett   
Post Producer: Charlotte Griffiths & Liv Reedy 
Colourist: Matic Prusnik
Sound Post Production: Squeak E. Clean Studios
Head of Sound: Paul Le Couteur
Executive Producer: Ceri Davies

Photographer: Michael Corridore 
Senior Producer: Belinda Blooman 
On-Set Producer: Sam Lee 
DOP: David Guest 
Digital Operator: Daniel Mazzarella 
Photo Assistant: Alessandro Biasotto 
Photo Assistant: Matthew Krueger 
Postproduction: PXP & Prodigious