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Campaign Spotlight: Caltex partners with VMLY&R and Def Jam Southeast Asia for the #Caltexunstoppablestar challenge on TikTok

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Caltex, a subsidiary of Chevron Corp., VMLY&R, a global brand and customer experience agency, and Def Jam Southeast Asia, Universal Music Group’s flagship hip-hop label, announced the launch of #Caltexunstoppablestar, a campaign aimed at engaging musicians and fans across Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. The rap challenge, leveraged across social media platform TikTok, celebrates the joy of driving and the freedom of journeys.

The challenge, as conceptualised and executed by VMLY&R, features a unique 60-second rap song co-written and co-produced for Caltex by SonaOne and performed by artists across three countries: Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia. The rap is divided into four 15-second sections, each increasing in speed and difficulty. With the addition of TikTok’s AR filters, users can create their own rap video to express how they cannot be stopped from enjoying their journey.


“VMLY&R and Def Jam Southeast Asia helped Chevron encapsulate Caltex’s #unstoppable ethos through a fun and unique campaign. With Caltex’s unbeatable mileage, users can keep on going, and fuel stops become one less thing holding them back from what they want to achieve, be it performing as a rap artist or running daily errands!” said Dean Gilbert, General Manager for Marketing and Sales Support, Chevron Corporation.

Valerie Madon, Chief Creative Officer, VMLY&R Asia said, “Singing in our cars is a universal joy, and Caltex is focused on enabling drivers to enjoy their journeys. Sharing energy and new music through this project encompasses the human spirit we are championing and keep empowering as the VMLY&R brand.”

The song, written and produced for Caltex by Def Jam Southeast Asia, features a catchy, tongue-twisting, free-flowing rap. Participants are encouraged to use Caltex’s special TikTok AR filters to glam up their rap and put their best wheel forward to win numerous prizes that will be up for grabs.

“Hip-Hop is highly influential across the region,” said Calvin Wong, CEO of Universal Music Group Southeast Asia. “With some of Southeast Asia’s biggest rappers including Malaysia’s Joe Flizzow, Thailand’s Daboyway and the Philippines’ Matthaios performing on the track, we’re excited to see how fans and users take the song to the next level through this partnership.”

Within just 10 days of launch, the campaign has already garnered over 650 million views on the hashtag page with several unique submissions from participants. The campaign is running in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand from February 18, 2022 to April 24, 2022. You can find a link to the rap, create your own video and participate in the challenge on TikTok here.

Here are the most popular participant videos so far:


#ad Wanna be the next #Caltexunstoppablestar ? Take part and let us see what you’ve got for a chance to win unbeatable prizes! @caltexph

♬ original sound – Darren Espanto – Darren Espanto


#ad Got that fire 🔥 in you to rap and show your skills? Join #Caltexunstoppablestar and add some of these moves 🤙☝️for a chance to win amazing prizes

♬ original sound – fateeha mb – fateeha mb


#ad r u a #Caltexunstoppablestar ? Let’s find out. Record yourself doing the challenge and get a chance to win prizes. Can’t wait to see ur submissions ❤️

♬ original sound – Zack Tabudlo – Zack Tabudlo


#ad Are you the next #Caltexunstoppablestar that we are looking for? Join the challenge and win amazing prizes. Show us what you got 🔥

♬ original sound – Diana Danielle – Diana Danielle


Only @caltexph can get me to rap 🤪 #Caltexunstoppablestar

♬ original sound – Jonty Aguila – Jonty


#สนับสนุน ขอดูSkill Rapของทุกคนหน่อยย ใครคิดว่าตัวเองFlow มาจอยกันได้เลย🙌🏼🙌🏼❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥#caltexunstoppablestar

♬ เสียงต้นฉบับ – Prada Thansita Dilhokanansakul – Prada Thansita Dilhokanansakul

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