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NatWest Builds a Better Future by Banking Today in Latest Spot

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The&Partnership launches first integrated ‘Tomorrow Begins Today’ campaign 

NatWest Builds a Better Future by Banking Today in Latest Spot

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. 

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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, Finance

The&Partnership, Mon, 15 Mar 2021 09:48:26 GMT