Get your own Little Black Book.

Build your own personal news stream. Discover the latest work created that interests you, share your favourite stories and follow your favourite people and companies

Already have an account?


Del Campo Saatchi Reveals The Mysterious Stories Lying Beneath Toyotas’ Hoods

Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, 2 years, 7 months ago

Editors' Choice: Clever app that reveals funny, sinister stories becomes second most popular download on Apple Store Spain

Del Campo Saatchi Reveals The Mysterious Stories Lying Beneath Toyotas’ Hoods

Toyotas are so reliable that there is rarely a need for a driver to open the hood of the car and take a look.  What lies beneath remains a mystery.  So Del Campo Saatchi & Saatchi Madrid developed a mobile app to reveal the mysterious stories to be found inside. 

The app recognises any Toyota model by license plate recognition and renders it exactly, same colour, same model, same license plate.  The hood then opens to uncover the inside story.  There are an assortment of stories hidden inside; an intimate moment between two lovers, a surprise birthday party, suspicious behaviour involving men in dark suits and a sneaky peek at a couple of Hollywood legends.

The application has become the second most popular download from the Apple Store Spain with 100,000 downloads, and number 1 on Google Play Spain. 

The idea was developed by Maxi Itzkoff and Mariano Serkin, Chief Creative Officers Saatchi Europe. Commenting on the success of the app, they both agreed that: “We are very proud we beat Candy Crush at least for a week.”

The app is part of an integrated campaign which turns Toyotas into a new media channel.  As well as the app, other elements of the campaign contain three TV spots, print, outdoor and digital.


Brand: Toyota Spain

Creative Agency

Account Manager: Juan Comba, Carmen Mayor

Chief Creative Officer: Maxi Itzkoff, Mariano Serkin

Creative: Álvaro López, Martin Subercaseaux

Creative Agency: Del Campo Saatchi & Saatchi Madrid

Creatives: Fernando Dominguez, Angela Pacheco, Ignacio Inigo (Stories)

Digital Creative Director: Verónica Barba

Head Strategist: Ana García Salinas

Digital Production Company

Digital Production: The Lion

Project Manager: Hugo de León

Music and Sound

Music Production: Circle of sound

Production Company

Director: Diego & Vladi

DOP: Paco Femenía, Pancho Alcaine

Production Company: Agosto Films

Category: Automotive , Cars

Genre: Apps , Digital , Experiential