Mon, 15 Mar 2021 09:48:26 GMT
NatWest is launching the first fully integrated campaign under its new brand platform, ‘Tomorrow Begins Today.’
Following a ‘soft’ launch in December 2020, the campaign will go live across TV, DRTV, radio, social and digital and OOH.
The campaign is the first in a new, long-term creative approach aimed at showcasing NatWest as a supportive partner, helping customers to take action today that will allow them to achieve their goals for tomorrow sooner.
The campaign was developed by The&Partnership, and inspired by the NatWest Group Purpose - to champion the potential of individuals families and businesses.‘Tomorrow Begins Today’ is an aspirational promise, that NatWest will empower you to take small steps every day to help you get where you want to be.
Margaret Jobling, chief marketing officer at NatWest Group, said: “We want to show customers we truly care about them reaching their goals, with a brand character that is expert, empathetic and encouraging. Many people feel that they don’t know where to start when it comes to finances, which holds them back. We are the bank that truly champions potential, and we want to help drive better financial decisions. We know young people in particular have been impacted during the pandemic, but we can give our customers a clear idea of where they stand with their finances and what they need to do to move forward.”
The newly launched campaign was written and created by Matt Wood and Tom Loveless at The&Partnership, and shares the story of a man who is able to achieve his goals of doing up his house with the help of a NatWest Savings Goal.
The TV spot, directed by The Bobbsey Twins from Homicide, uses clever editing techniques to show multiple versions of the character, ‘Alex’, in his living room – Alex yesterday, today, tomorrow, and him in the future. The visual technique aims to demonstrate the power of acting now with NatWest in getting you to where you want to be in the future. For Alex, that’s a bit of rather precarious DIY.
“When it comes to our finances, we’re more likely to stick our fingers in our ears and go ‘lalalala’ than get on top of our money for the future. Our multiple character in our TV ad shows that it’s the small things you do today, that can help you out tomorrow. Tomorrow Begins Today could not be a timelier message.”, said Micky Tudor, joint executive creative director, The&Partnership London.
The campaign also demonstrates a new visual identity for the brand, designed by the NatWest Brand Creative Collective, consisting of the internal brand team led by Russel Brown and Clair Whitefield, members of The&Partnership London, The&Partnership Edinburgh and NatWest in-house creative teams. The media has been planned by Zenith.
“With ever-changing media behaviours, and particularly amongst that hard-to-reach younger cohort, we are utilising some really exciting targeting capabilities within this campaign that should help people not just hear our message but also encourage them to take action.” Jon Stevens, managing director, Zenith.
Agency: The&Partnership London
CEO: Sarah Golding
ECDs: Yan Elliott / Micky Tudor
Creatives: Matt Wood / Tom Loveless
Head of Planning: Rebecca Munds
Planning Director: Katherine O’Gorman Senior Integrated Producer
Business Director: Alison Tidman
Account Director: Imogen Clark
Account Manager: Kesu Summy / Alex Addison
Head of Integrated Production: Charles Crisp
Head of Art: Marc Donaldson
Deputy Head of Design: Loty Ray
Designer: Andy Allen
DOP: Rina Yang
Production designer: Olly Williams
Make up: Rachel Hearle
Costumer designer: Lucy Hagan
Props/Product Maker: Jason Bradley Offline Editor
Media agency: Zenith
Production House: Blink
Director: The Bobbsey Twins From Homicide
Producer: Fran Thompson
Exec Producer: Patrick Craig
VFX/Post Production: The Mill
VFX Creative Director: Andrew “Barnsley” Wood VFX 2d leads
Producer: Matt Squires
Production Assistant: Hannah Jarrold Nuke
Sound: 750mph / Sam Ashwell
Head of Production: Martin Critchley
Genres: People, Storytelling, Dialogue
Categories: Banking, FinanceThe&Partnership, Mon, 15 Mar 2021 09:48:26 GMT