Have no fear - the condom-mobile is here

condom ambulance

RFSU the Swedish national organization for information about sex wants people to protect themselves when they do the nasty. A campaign to promote protection and their own condom brand Cho-san will begin this Friday - amorous couples who find themselves short of a condom can call the number (0771) 69 69 69 and the prophylactic ambulance will drive to their door with fresh supplies! The condom ambulance!

The prophylactic ambulances will operate in the three largest cities of Sweden, Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö, and a pack of condoms served by the hotline will only cost 50 kronor - slightly less than they cost in most shops. 17 million condoms are sold in Sweden every year but thats not near enough for Carl Osvald, marketing manager at RFSU. "We need to increase the usage of condoms," he says, "we believe that this campaign can reach a younger audience with its humor. We want the condom to be seen as a fun sex-toy rather than a scary disease prevention tool."

TV and Cinema ads will announce the ambulances, they have been directed by Johan Renck - y'all probably know him from Nike ads, Festis "the chase", and you can see some of his work at HSI productions.

RFSU - Condom Ambulance

The commercials play with the old scary movie stereotype that as soon as a couple get a little hot, a crazy chainsaw wielding serial killer will get to them first, except of course in these ads there's a much happier eh.. climax.

Ad agency was KING in Stockholm, Maria Fredriksson was CW while Gustav Egerstedt and Patrik Reuterskiöld were the ADs on the project.

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AnonymousCoward's picture

Figures the ad agency would carry a strapping name like King.

By the way, the 69 69 #...besides being played has no relevance unless Swedes wear condoms while practicing oral sex.

James_Trickery's picture

Funny idea with the prophylactic-mobile.

Though, I seem to remember a very old Diesel ad way back when Paradiset had the account, where some woman is chased by a chainsaw wielding blue-lagoon type monster through the woods, only to turn that around and she made "Monster Burgers" out of him.. Then, more recently MER juice did this commercial where a couple makes out, and a axe-wielding serial killer starts banging on their mobile home door... Are Swedes obsessed with scary movies or something?

deeped's picture

Only agency-people and with scary-movies-that-are-really-bad rather than any good ones :)

Neo's picture

The commercial sounds pretty cheesy, but the condom-mobile idea is genius.

deeped's picture

Johan Renck a k a Stacka Bo is also a musician, co-worker with Jonas

adlib's picture

The one where she dances all strange in a red kimono? For some reason I thought that was a french director.

This condom-mobile idea might just pay off in less stigma + more fun with the old prophylactics. Not a bad idea at all.

James_Trickery's picture

If there's somethin' sexy going on in your neighborhood
What ya gonna call for? (prophylactics!)
If it's somethin' saucy an they look so good
What ya gonna call for? (prophylactics!)

I ain't afraid of no STD
I ain't afraid of no STD
If she's running her fingers through your hair
What ya gonna call for? (prophylactics!)
Or an irresistable man sleepin' in your bed
What ya gonna call for? (prophylactics!)

deeped's picture

Hilarious! :)

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