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The National Lottery House Band Is on Its Knees in New Rothco Campaign

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ROTHCO re-launches the Irish National Lotto game with hilarious mockumentary-style campaign about its HQ's incessant celebrations

The National Lottery House Band Is on Its Knees in New Rothco Campaign
Today, creative agency ROTHCO launch their first campaign for the Irish National Lottery, with a tongue-in-cheek mockumentary TVC, ‘The Celebrations’. Going behind the scenes at Irish National Lottery HQ, it turns out things have changed dramatically since they released their NEW Lotto Plus game…

Since the addition of the new game, people’s chances of becoming winners and millionaires have greatly increased - much to the exhaustion of the in-house band ‘The Celebrations’. The 60-second TVC directed by Radical Media's Steve Miller takes us through their hectic day-to-day schedule, playing ‘Celebration’ for the many winners of Lotto with Lotto Plus. The band tells viewers it didn’t used to be like this, ‘there used to be one or two winners a week, but now it seems like the siren never stops ringing’.

The TVC will form part of a fully integrated campaign that will re-incite excitement in Ireland’s most popular National Lottery game. Three 20’ films will follow the initial TVC launch over the next few weeks, and the campaign will be supported across radio, cinema, OOH, DOOH, press, digital, social, activation and POS.

Stephen Rogers, Creative Director at ROTHCO comments: “We discovered that people’s belief in winning the much-loved Lotto game had diminished over time, partly because most of the large jackpot winners choose to not go public. This meant we just couldn't talk about them, so we had to reinstall that belief and make people fall in love with Lotto again. Thankfully, we had some new news to talk about, as the Lotto game was changing. The game was going to create even more winners and more millionaires than ever before. We knew this had to be our focus and we wanted to create a campaign that felt unexpected and avoided all the typical Lottery tropes of fast cars and speed boats. We decided to open the doors of the Lotto Headquarters to the public and show the fallout of all these new winners and millionaires coming through the doors on the people that worked there - in particular, the Lotto house band The Celebrations. 

Michael Hayes, Head of Marketing at the National Lottery comments: “We are really excited about our new Lotto brand campaign and how it focuses on the joys of winning the Lotto. It is executed in a modern, fun creative way which we believe will make our audiences and players smile. Our aim is to get the Lotto brand talked about again.  The campaign has a big idea at its heart and this has enabled us to develop supporting content that can be used across multiple traditional and digital media platforms to excite both our existing and next generation Lotto players.”

The omni channel campaign will launch on Thursday 30th August 2018.

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Advertiser: National Lottery

Marketing Manager: Jennifer Crowe

Digital: Joan Hallinan

CEO: Dermot Griffin

Post Production / VFX

Post Production Company: Screen Scene

VFX Supervisor: Allen Sillery @Screen Scene

Graphics: Dan McGuire @ Screen Scene

Sound: Will Farrell @ Screen Scene

Post Production Supervisor: Peter Greene

Post-Production Supervisor: Peter Greene


Activation Strategy & Orchestration: Guns or Knives

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: Rothco

Project Director: Aedamair Cassidy

Strategy: Patrick Ronaldson, Kathy Troy & Niamh Murphy

Business Director: Katie Oslizlok

Agency Producer: Emma Ellis & Laura Cahill

Designer: Shane O’Riordan

Media Agency

Media Agency: Starcom

Production Company

Production Company: Radical Media

Director: Steve Miller

DOP: Mårten Tedin

Producer: Molly Pope

Retoucher: John Keatley & PhotoBy

Music Supervisor: David Bass @ Theodore


Edit Company: Stitch

Editor: Tim Hardy

Genres: Documentary, Music performance, Comedy, People

Categories: Gambling, Sports and Leisure

ROTHCO, Thu, 30 Aug 2018 08:40:06 GMT