Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:02:53 GMT
Creative agency Mellor&Smith has created the first TV-led integrated campaign for business switching service Bionic.
Bionic (formerly known as Make it Cheaper) aims to make it radically easier for all SMEs to sort their business essentials, saving them time, money and frustration.
This is Bionic’s first brand campaign, with them become the leading SME switching platform over the last 12 years by being a white label provider for Uswitch, Just East and Starling Bank among other partnerships.
YouGov research for Bionic shows that SME owners spend one month per year on business admin, and two thirds of SMEs (66%) say that admin impacts their ability to spend time on other activities.
Mellor&Smith’s 30-second and 10-second spots depict three business owners battling these ‘headwinds of business’.
Our property developer is dodging bricks, architect plans and even a hammer. The furniture maker is quickly covered in sawdust and tea from his flask. And our green grocer has newspapers, crisp packets and even till receipts in the face.
Written by James Smith, art directed by Max Cannon and directed by That Jam.
The TV spot launches on Monday (6th July) on ITV, as part of their AdVentures scheme for new-to-TV brands. The campaign will also run across paid social, YouTube and other digital activity.
Commenting on the campaign, Glyn Britton, chief customer officer at Bionic, said: “We’ve met hundreds of small business owners over the last year, and they deal with the significant headwinds they experience with good grace and gallows humour. Mellor&Smith have captured their stoicism perfectly, at a time when those headwinds have perhaps never been stronger.”
Paul Mellor, master of decibels at Mellor&Smith, said: "Nobody likes to think about the headwinds they're battling, least of all business owners who've got a 'to-do' list longer than my arm. We think they want someone to acknowledge running your own business is no picnic. Plus a wobbly face is always funny to watch."
Campaign: Battling headwinds
Chief Customer Officer: Glynn Britton
Creative Director: James Smith
Design Director: Max Cannon
Production Assistant: Jaz Blair-Edmund
Master of Decibels: Paul Mellor
Media Planning: In-house
Production Company: Studio YES
Director: That Jam
DoP: David Wright
Producer: Sam Ojari
Edit: That Jam
Post: Big Buoy
Grade: Jonny Tully
Sound: Timo Säilä