This Moving 'First Song' Spotify Ad Highlights the Gift of Hearing

By: Rebecca Byers - Jul 8, 2015
References: youtu.be & adweek
A new Spotify ad by Night Agency and Tool director Alec Helm shines the spotlight on a recent trip taken by the brand and hearing aid manufacturer Starkey Hearing Foundation. The four-minute video spot introduces many characters that quickly connect the viewer to a single common theme: family. The family-inspired connection is one that resonates with each and every individual consumer. In one vignette, audiences are introduced to Eugene, a 28-year-old father who is given a hearing aid device in order to hear his three children's music for the first time.

This use of emotional and storytelling-based advertising is an efficient way of stirring up deep-set feelings in consumers that in turn establishes an innate connection. It also serves to introduces audiences to some of Spotify's altruistic pursuits in way that mimics the kind of content shared by their target demographic on social media streams.