Wed, 08 Aug 2018 08:54:00 GMT
Mobile has unveiled a bold new advertising campaign that highlights the expensive pain points that consumers often experience with their wireless service and shows Canadians that they can get more value through Freedom Mobile.
Launching in Ontario, Alberta and B.C. markets, the new ad campaign is headlined by Emmy- nominated Canadian actor Will Arnett, who acts as the champion for the average wireless consumer in Canada. In the campaign, Mr. Arnett’s character is the unwavering voice of truth that seeks to expose unreasonable industry practices for data overages while demonstrating that Freedom Mobile is giving Canadians access to the data they need to manage their mobile lives.
“This campaign challenges the conventions of the Canadian wireless industry by taking aim at the practices that charge wireless users astronomical fees when they go over their data limits,” said Paul McAleese, President, Wireless, Shaw Communications. “Transparency means being open and honest with customers to provide a simpler, better and more affordable wireless experience. There are no surprise fees with Freedom Mobile — what you see is what you pay.”
"Using Will Arnett as a whistleblower gives us a lot of opportunity to extend the campaign," adds Duncan Porter, VP, executive creative director at Rain. "He's not the stereotypical polite Canadian, but he still enables us to deliver straight talk to the audience in a fun and engaging manner."
Building on the brand’s momentum since introducing its data-rich Big Gig plans last year, Freedom Mobile is now targeting the problems consumers face when exceeding their data limits. Data overage fees in Canada have recently hit new levels, with prices now reaching as much as $100/GB at some carriers. According to the CRTC’s 2017 Communication Monitoring Report, the Canadian wireless industry charged consumers more than $1.2 billion in excess data fees in 20161, with certain carriers doubling their overage rates in the time since then.
"Over the past year we have quietly established Freedom as a true disruptor in the category,” adds Laura Davis-Savile, VP, Head of Strategy at Rain. "With this campaign, we are really proving that they are the brand to end mobile compromise and give Canadians what they truly need to live their increasingly mobile and data-heavy lives."
Freedom Mobile recently announced a new line-up of entry-level price plans in July, following the launch of its popular Big Gig plans late last year. Freedom Mobile’s Big Gig plans includes 10 gigabytes of data for just $50 a month with Digital Discount, which allows subscribers to receive a monthly $5 discount when they opt for Auto Pay and My Account registration. Unlimited Talk and Text is available for an additional $10. More information on Freedom Mobile’s plans can be found at FreedomMobile.ca/backtoschool.
Developed by Toronto-based agency Rain, Freedom Mobile’s advertising agency of record, the campaign launches just in time for the back-to-school promotional season and includes a mix of traditional radio, television and outdoor, along with digital video and banners and social advertising.view more - Creative
Photographer: Matt Barnes
Executive Producer: Jill Heinzman
Producer/Assistant: Natalie D’Urbano
Creative Agency: Rain
Copywriter: Megha Kumar, Jason Ip
Art Director: Chris Barrett, Mario Gelleny, Natasha Wittke, Richard Lantz
Producer: Camielle Clark
Account Executive: Mackenzie Lyster, Linsey Kampf
General Manager: Christine McNab
Print Producer: Agnes Fekete
Account Supervisor: Amanda Tucci, Mai Sivakumar
Strategic Planner: Liam Brown
VP, Head of Production: Camielle Clark
VP, Head of Strategy: Laura Davis-Saville
Account Coordinator: Annabel Harding, Letty Castillo
Media Strategists: ndrea Parnel, Tammy Gardner, Vanessa Herz, Neha Verma Nargas, Steven Gural
Public Relations: Chethan Lakshman, Nick Poirier
Developers: Cody Schreiber, Joel Masson, Julia Kim, Shawn Santiago
Quality Assurance: Jaimie Brunton, Cody Schreiber, Joel Masson, Julia Kim, Shawn Santiago
Graphic Artist: Chris Rayner, Stephanie Kelly, Dylan Hamilton, Corey Webers
Digital Producer: Jaimie Brunton
Production Company: Steam Films
Executive Producer: Krista Marshall
Director: Geordie Stephens
DOP: Ian Macmillan
Producer: Gill Gardner
Music Company: Vapor RMW
Engineer: Ryan Chalmers
Music Director: Ted Rosnick
Voice Director: Karen Goora
Executive Producer: Kailee Nowosad
Edit Company: Married to Giants
Editor: Ryan Hunt
Edit Assistant: Liam Crawford
Producer: Amanda Cuda
Executive Producer: Denise Shearer
Advertiser: Freedom Mobile Inc.
President: Paul McAleese
VP Wireless Strategy: Paul Deverell
Lead, Social Media: Natasha Van Der Grinten
Advertising Manager: Eden Kline, Katie Snider
Post Production Company: Fort York VFX
VFX Artist: Paul Binney
Executive Producer: Erica Bourgault-Assaf
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