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iSelect Helps Aussies Deal with the Unbelievable in Health Insurance Spot

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iSelect has launched its latest spot via Melbourne independent agency Fenton Stephens and AIRBAG’s talented animation duo, Lumberfly

iSelect Helps Aussies Deal with the Unbelievable in Health Insurance Spot

It’s said that there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. But lately a third has emerged. Health insurance premium increases. It’s become something we can steadfastly rely on, every year, like clockwork. Except this year, iSelect decided to change things up. No, we’re not getting a breather, instead we’re getting an ‘out of cycle’ premium increase. Just what every Australian needs at a time like this. There’s really only one word to describe it. Unbelievable.

Almost as unbelievable as your dog running an underground casino. In your kitchen. At least that’s the rather silly, but visually delightful, analogy that iSelect and Melbourne independent, Fenton Stephens, have used to grab the attention of everyday Australians via their latest spot with AIRBAG’s talented animation duo, Lumberfly.

Says Jess Wheeler, associate creative director, Fenton Stephens: “Simply put, adding to the financial strain on Australians by increasing the cost of their health care, of all things right now, is unbelievable. The job to do here was to keep the message simple and to the point but encase it in something light and entertaining. The strain of ‘Covid-era’ advertising is wearing people thin. We’re in sore need of a return to some comic relief which was always our goal from the very first spot. And thankfully, while they keep performing, we get to keep making them.”

Says Warren Hebard, chief marketing officer, iSelect: “A health insurance premium increase at a time like this isn’t funny. So we told Fenton Stephens to make sure the ad is. This ‘out of cycle’ premium increase is going to come as an unexpected, unpleasant and unbelievable shock to policy holders at a time when many are already struggling financially. In addition to amusing viewers, this spot aims to turn their outrage into action by letting iSelect help get their premiums under control.” 

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Client: iSelect

Chief Marketing Officer: Warren Hebard

Corporate Affairs Manager: Laura Crowden

Head of Digital Marketing: Paul Coco

Agency: Fenton Stephens

Creative Director: Alex Fenton

Associate Creative Director: Jess Wheeler

Copywriter: Isabel Evans

Director of Planning: Simon Antonis

Group Account Director: Lucy Ranger

Account Manager: Charissa Martin

Agency Producer: Lisa Ramsey

Production Company: AIRBAG

Animation / Direction: Lumberfly

Producer: Nick Venn

Head of Production: Martin Box

Managing Partner: Adrian Bosich

Sound: Production Alley

Genres: Animation

Categories: Medical Insurance, Healthcare and Wellness

Fenton Stephens, Tue, 01 Sep 2020 04:09:14 GMT