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Melbourne Cup Carnival Asks 'Are You Coming?' in New 2017 Campaign via McCann Melbourne


Campaign targets Melbourne Cup Carnival's general admission audience

Melbourne Cup Carnival Asks 'Are You Coming?' in New 2017 Campaign via McCann Melbourne
This year's Melbourne Cup Carnival campaign via McCann Melbourne moves into a bold, new and exciting place. A place that seeks to be of the general admissions audiences' world and remind them that the Melbourne Cup Carnival is truly a world class event, not to be missed.

The new campaign launched across social, digital, TV, OOH and radio, focuses on appealing to a general admission audience who are harder to reach and convince to come to Cup Week than ever before. 

Screen Shot 2017-09-18 at 11.14.26 am.jpgSays Alec Hussain, group account director, McCann Melbourne: "Everyone knows the fashion will be fabulous, the racing thrilling and the atmosphere electric. But our core general admission audience now has more choice of leisure activities than ever before and according to VRC research, a growing sentiment that the races are either 'not for them' or 'just a little too hard'.

"Getting our audience to reappraise the Melbourne Cup Carnival as an event for them is critical to the campaign's success and to do that we had to push into and be part of our audiences' world, not just the racing world which they can find inaccessible."

Says Jo King, head of brand, marketing and customer experience, Victorian Racing Club: "This campaign combines the old and the new with ambition and intelligence. It reflects the evolving on-track experience for general admission such as The Park and Flamingo Croquet Lawn and seeks to introduce a new audience to the Melbourne Cup Carnival while also getting those that are familiar with it to reappraise it."

The campaign will be delivered across two creative phases, running from now through to Emirates Stakes Day on Saturday November 11th.

View the campaign website here.

Client: Victorian Racing Club
Executive General Manager - Customer Engagement: Caroline Ralphsmith
Head of Brand, Marketing and Customer Experience: Jo King
Senior Manager, Marketing, Brand & Acquisition: Chloe Alsop

Advertising Agency: McCann Melbourne
Executive Creative Director: Matt Lawson
Creative Director: Nicole Mandile
Art Director & Copywriter: Caity Moloney, Tessa Midgley
Designers: Dave Budd, Pocai DeAlmeida Guilherme
Retoucher: Ross Goddard
Finished Art: Belinda Cuddon
Managing Director: Adrian Mills
General Manager: Anita Deutsch-Burley
Group Account Director: Alec Hussain
Account Manager: Angela Lethbridge
Head of Planning & Media: David Phillips
Head of Digital: Tony Prysten
Head of Social: Chris Baker
Digital Producer: Joshua Ida
Agency Producer: Anne Comber
Production Partner: //Thirteen & Co
Director: Pete Moore
Producer:  Catherine Warner
Executive Producer: Roy De Giorgio
DOP: Tim Tregoning
Editor: Joe Morris
Colourist: Chris Reynolds
Online Editor: Eugene Richards
Post Company: The Butchery / The Refinery
Stills Photographer: Ben Simpson
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McCann Melbourne, Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:12:08 GMT