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Connect With Characters From the Past in Ancestry 'Come Find Me' campaign via VCCP

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Imagine if our ancestors could connect with us across time. What would they look like? Sound like? And what stories would they have to tell?

Connect With Characters From the Past in Ancestry 'Come Find Me' campaign via VCCP

In a new campaign working across TV, digital and social: Ancestry, VCCP and production partner Moth have brought people from the past alive, allowing our ancestors to make passionate appeals for us to connect directly with them.

The campaign features characters from the past asking us to connect with them, through Ancestry’s family history technology and unique DNA profiling.

Three separate ads feature an 1888 Barrow Girl (Costermonger), a 1788 First Fleet Convict and an 11th Century Viking leader named Kolbjorn who speaks in his native tongue of Old Norse.



VCCP founding creative director Dean Hunt talked about the campaign in more detail: “Each of these moving portraits is a simple call to action. A message from the past asking us to connect.”

“We get a taste of each person’s world at their time in history, and hint of their story. We get to experience the fear of our First Fleet convict; the optimistic resolve of our Barrow Girl; and the raw danger of the Viking,” Hunt said.

Effectively this is a brand campaign with a simple direct response twist, brought to life with great production values and meaty performances.

Working with Ancestry, Moth, and historians of each period, the team worked hard to recreate accurate art department, wardrobe and dialogue, to really do justice to the ancestors of real Australians and New Zealanders.”

Ancestry country director, Kelly Godfrey, added: “Some of us will know our immediate family history, but very few of us know about our family stories that go back hundreds of years. Ancestry’s family history website and new DNA profiling product allow us to find out who we are and go way back to where our family story began, down to our actual DNA make-up, region by region.”

“We think the work does a brilliant job of inviting every Australian and New Zealander to look into their past to see what they will discover.”

The campaign will launch with three 30” spots and will be supported with three 15” DR spots, plus behind the scenes films, digital & social support.

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Client

Advertiser: Ancestry

Production Company

Director: Brendon Donovan

DOP: Anna Howard

Executive Producer: Jonathan Samway

Producer: Alistair Pratten

Production Company: MOTH

Offline

Editor: Andreas Gruber

Creative Agency

Art Director: Mark Harricks

Copywriter: Dean Hunt

Creative Agency: VCCP

Executive Creative Director: Mark Harricks

Group Account Directors: Jill Chestnut

Planner: Livia Stefanini

TV Producer: Jasmine Hellier

Genres: Storytelling

VCCP, Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:47:09 GMT