The Public House
created a new sponsorship campaign for Paddy Power for the Ireland VS Slovakia game. Unfortunately due to the closed doors at football games there has been a lack of fans and atmosphere so the idea was created to represent our fans in the form of the chairs in the empty stadium giving them Irish personalities and the standard irreverent wit that goes with it. The sponsorship appeared in TV and social formats with 12 separate executions based on the various outcomes of the match - both positive and negative.
Associate creative director, Dillon McKenna, commented: “Paddy Power wanted to inject some life into the broadcast given no fans would be in attendance. We wanted to nod to the unique circumstances around Covid, but not dwell on them - hence the talking chairs. We had accounted for the different outcomes of the game. Unfortunately two of those outcomes were a penalty shootout, and Northern Ireland qualifying over us. So a bad result for Ireland, but a good one for forward planning.”
Paul Mallon, head of brand marketing, Ireland and Horse Racing, Paddy Power, said: “We wanted to demonstrate our support for the team, whilst also acknowledging this is not your run-of-the-mill qualifier. The sponsorship stings represented the perfect opportunity to do so.”
The campaign for The Public House continues a successful year with the growing independent creative agency’s clients include Jameson and EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum, FBD and Paddy Power. The agency is known for its strategic rigour and creative edge that delivers for its clients, with a principle that ‘Boring Doesn’t Sell’.