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New Missouri Lottery Campaign Shrinks Yellowstone to Puppy-Sized Proportions

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Barkley constructed miniature sets of the Serengeti National Park, the Australian Outback, and Yellowstone for the campaign

New Missouri Lottery Campaign Shrinks Yellowstone to Puppy-Sized Proportions
When the Missouri Lottery wanted promote their big adventure travel prizes, Kansas-City based creative agency Barkley countered with an idea— don’t go big, go small. 

A crocodile goat, an elephant pig, and a moose mini horse that wouldn't stop eating the set are just a few of the cast of characters in the new campaign from the Missouri Lottery. To give Missouri Lottery players a little taste of the big adventure trips they can win this summer from the 2nd Chance drawing, Barkley constructed miniature sets of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, the Australian Outback, and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming that were staged in towns and cities across Missouri. 

Due to the Midwest’s lack of exotic animals under two feet tall, Barkley had to rely on clever casting and costuming that was not without its challenges: the buffalo pugs marked their territory all over Yellowstone’s geyser; herding guinea pigs in zebra costumes is as hard as it sounds; and the chihuahua could not be contained from eating the shrimp on the barbie—which were plastic.

“Barkley goes to unbelievable lengths to showcase our experiential prizes,” says May Scheve Reardon, Executive Director of the Missouri Lottery. “Using small pets dressed as wild animals is a truly unique way to grab the viewer's attention and tickle their funny bone.”

"Winning a trip to an exotic locale can be hard to imagine, so we decided not to depend on people's imaginations,” says Katy Hornaday, Executive Creative Director at Barkley. “We built these teeny adventures to get every Missourian a little closer to their dream getaway."

The “A Little Taste of Big Adventure” spots will run on broadcast and cable in local markets as well as on social channels. The campaign also includes radio spots that feature boomerangs at baseball games, and bison stampeding through the streets of St. Louis toward its famous arch. “Typical tourists, am I right?” the announcer asks.

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Advertiser: The Missouri Lottery

Chief Marketing Officer: Nancy Rollins

Advertising Manager: Rhonda Fehr

Executive Creative Director: May Scheve Reardon

Production Company

Production Company: BicMedia

Director: Nalle Sjöblad


Sound Engineer: John Blank

Audio Post Production: Evolution Audio


Edit Company: Corwin Carroll

Editor: Zach Winnick

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: Rhonda Fehr

Producer: Shawn Wallace

Executive Creative Director: Katy Hornaday

Executive Producer: Corwin Carroll

Managing Director: Jason Parks

Managing Partner: Austin Bickford

Director of Integrated Production: Melany Esfeld

Account Supervisor: John Dobson

Director of Business Affairs: Anne Thomasson

Categories: Gambling, Sports and Leisure

Barkley, Mon, 21 May 2018 14:17:58 GMT