Wunderman Thompson London
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:09:54 GMT
This weekend saw the launch of first direct’s new fully integrated brand campaign which will run across TV, social and digital media and builds on the success of the bank’s award winning ‘Barry the talking platypus’ ads.
Created by JWT London, the campaign launched with a series of 10 second teaser TV slots and social media on 17 September with the 30 second TV commercial airing on 21 September. It will run in the UK through to November.
The creative is based around the story of Little Frill, an easily disgruntled but endearing frilled lizard who finds frustration in everyday situations of poor customer service: the antidote to which is first direct. Little Frill will also have his own twitter presence and ‘Little Frill’s Fridge’ a campaign hub that includes a video game insight into his everyday life.
Zoe Shore, first direct’s Head of Marketing commented: “It’s great to introduce Little Frill on the eve of the bank’s 25th Anniversary on 1 October.
He’s a great advocate for customer service and you can’t help but connect with him as he gets his ‘frills’ up when everyday life situations frustrate him.
“The unexpected tone of our Barry the platypus ads really resonated with our target audience and this latest character will build on that awareness. We’ve also developed Little Frill’s social voice and content opportunities to broaden the campaign reach.”
The campaign has been brought together by JWT, We Are Social, Nice, MPC and Mindshare.
Advertiser: First Direct
Colourist: Jean-Clément Soret
Post Production Company: MPC
Producer: Dionne Archibald
VFX Supervisor: Jon Park, Adam Crocker
Creative Agency: JWT London
Executive Creative Director: Russell Ramsey
Planner: Guy Murphy, Adam Lotz
Team Manager: Louis Cubbon
TV Producer: Carley Reynolds
Creatives: Miles Bingham
Media Agency: Mindshare
Planner: Lizi Robinson
Director: Dom & Nic
Production Company: Outsider
Sound Design: Gary Walker @ 750mph
Editor: Ed Cheeseman @ Final Cut
Genres: Comedy, Visual VFX, Animation
Categories: Finance, BankingWunderman Thompson London, Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:09:54 GMT