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2023 One Show - Radio & Audio

Corrido Of Duty

Agency Archer Troy / Mexico City + Activision Blizzard / Mexico City

Client Activision / Call of Duty


Custom Content

Annual ID


About the Work

Context: 5 out of 10 of the most violent cities in the world are in mexico, because drug cartels have impacted our society. It was time to challenge world’s perception of our country. So, to solve a problem, we need to change reality. Music does that. And we have a unique music genre for it: narco corrido. A popular music genre that glorifies narcos and their crimes. Idea: We used the most unexpected solution to change perception and to enhance identity. Call of duty presents: Corrido of duty. The narco music genre, now sings to the good guys. For call of duty’s most recent launch, we summoned “banda ms”, the most famous corrido band in mexico. Together, we created and composed “corrido 141” exclusively for the franchise. A song dedicated to the good guys of the game. An action that revolutionized the gaming world and turned upside down the narrative of this music genre for the first time. No more narco songs, now we sing for heroes. "Corrido 141" was also included on the official soundtrack of the game and during gameplay. An acoustic version of the song can be heard after the ending credits as a bonus track. People took it as their anthem and even as a local idea it reached everyone in the world. Never has a videogame embraced a country’s culture like this. Now when you think of mexico, you’ll think of the good guys. And instead of hacking a videogame, we hacked culture, with a game. Results: Top 1 video in activision history with positive sentiment Top 1 video in cod history without gameplay footage + 40 million views on youtube + 70 million plays in music platforms (spotify, apple music, deezer) 1.41 billion impressions 1.09 million comments 1 billion game sessions 1 billion dollar sales Highest grossing entertainment opening of 2022

2023 Awards

Total Points: 3




Archer Troy / Mexico City

Client / Brand

Activision Blizzard / Mexico City

Chief Creative Officer

Mike Arciniega

Creative Director

Nicolás Corvino


Zhe Quiñones

Executive Creative Director

Carlos Fernandez Oxte
Guillermo Bernal

Group Creative Director

Chaz Torres
Pablo Naval

Social Media Manager

Oscar Salazar

Account Director

Nayeli Jessel
Alejandra Jasso

Associate Market Operations

Franz Chinchot

Director Product Management

Rodrigo Pérez


Pedro Molina

Marketing Operations & Partnerships

Iñigo Campomanes

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