Hyundai Introduces Santa Fe Marketing Campaign

Hyundai Introduces Santa Fe Marketing Campaign

The Santa Fe is all about rugged adventure with smart innovations and convenient technologies.

Hyundai launches the all-new 2024 Santa Fe with a national campaign during professional football’s conference championship games on Jan. 28. The campaign titled “VIKINGS,” encourages viewers to conquer the weekend in the all-new Santa Fe. Transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary, Santa Fe elevates everyday experiences empowering drivers to embrace their Viking spirit and discover the joy of finding new adventures together. The campaign will air on broadcast and extend content on Hyundai’s social media channels.

Angela Zepeda, chief marketing officer, Hyundai Motor America, said, “With the all-new Santa Fe, we are bringing joy to every customer journey, whether that is running weekday errands, or going on a weekend family adventure – Hyundai is there for every moment, no matter where their journey takes them. The Santa Fe is all about rugged adventure with smart innovations and convenient technologies. We’re having a lot of fun with how this comes to life in our advertising campaign featuring a Viking family that we think will resonate with viewers during football’s championship weekend.”

The revamped Santa Fe showcases an array of technological capabilities alongside rugged available features such as HTRAC all-wheel drive and all-terrain tires. Launching this capable SUV necessitated equally potent storytelling to effectively convey the abundance of fun it offers. That’s why Hyundai hit the road (or off-road, to be precise) with “VIKINGS”, showcasing the stunning design of the new Santa Fe amidst breathtaking natural landscapes and rough terrains.

Jason Sperling, chief creative officer of INNOCEAN USA, said, “Too often we get lost in day-to-day worries, errands, sports practices, family events and everything in-between to see the joy in our everyday life. We created this campaign to remind viewers that when you’re not worried about what your car can do, you can lose yourself in any adventure – big or small. It’s that sense of joy we hope Hyundai can bring to families with the new Santa Fe.”

Complementing the impressive all-new Santa Fe’s dynamic power is an equally heroic soundtrack—the iconic Heart track, “Barracuda.” The 60-second ad running during the championship games will be the first national advertising for the 2024 Santa Fe, which had its initial U.S. reveal at the LA Auto Show in November 2023. Following the championship games, 60-, 30- and 15- second spots will run throughout the year during various sporting events and across multiple broadcast, radio, social, and digital media platforms.  

The 15-second ads will specifically highlight new available features of the Santa Fe including, HTRAC all-wheel drive, best-in-class rear cargo spacei, dual wireless charging, panoramic display, third-row seating, tailgate, towing capabilities.

Hyundai will also showcase their Hybrid and XRT models in April of this year. The Santa Fe Hybrid touts a powerful marriage of capability and fuel efficiency, while the XRT features larger tires and a raised suspension to enhance your off-roading experience.

The new spots were directed by Oscar-nominated film and TV commercial directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon, well-known for their work on the GEICO Cavemen commercials. The social campaign was directed by Cannes-shortlisted up-and-comer Nicolas Gordon. The work was produced by the award-winning production company Furlined.

The Santa Fe marketing campaign was developed in collaboration with Hyundai’s agency of record, INNOCEAN USA, while its media agency, Canvas, coordinated the media buys.