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The Public House Brings FBD Insurance to Life to Keep Customers Supported

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The campaign celebrates FBC's position as Ireland's only homegrown isurer

The Public House Brings FBD Insurance to Life to Keep Customers Supported

FBD Insurance has launched a new brand campaign that focuses on showing its support for its 500,000 car, home, farm and business insurance policyholders throughout Ireland. 

The campaign aims to celebrate FBD’s position as Ireland’s only homegrown insurer and the feeling of support its customers have been enjoying for over 50 years. Research identified FBD’s heritage and warmth as unique competitive advantages. However, the brand has typically been stronger in rural Ireland with an aspiration to grow its urban footprint. The campaign looked to address this via a big idea and highly distinctive communications that would target a much wider target audience. 

The ‘Support. It’s what we do’ campaign is an evolution of the company’s Team Ireland sponsorship campaign, which launched earlier this year and promotes larger than life Olympians in epic, cinematic Irish landscapes. FBD built on this concept to deliver a brand led awareness campaign, which highlights the support they offer to all Irish drivers, homeowners, business owners and farmers. FBD’s support is offered through not only their insurance products, but through measures such as their Farm Protect Programme, extended WFH cover or rebate of car insurance premium savings to underpin the brand promise. The creative approach demonstrates support by featuring human, everyday icons integrated into Irish landscapes, showing that the big things in customers’ lives are big things to FBD. 

The integrated campaign launches on September 1st and includes a 30 second TV spot, which is supported by digital, social and in-branch communications. The film, directed by Richard Chaney of Piranha Bar features music by award-winning Irish singer-songwriter Gavin James. Creative development took place during lockdown and when this lifted, the campaign was shot using an all-Irish production crew, locations and cast. 

Nicola Ging, consumer marketing manager FBD, said: “We are delighted to launch our new brand campaign showcasing FBD’s range of products as we continue to grow awareness in the Irish market. As Ireland’s largest home-grown insurer, we believe we understand Irish consumers and their needs and this campaign brings our brand promise to life in the context of stunning Irish landscapes” 

Colin Hart, creative director, The Public House added: "This new campaign communicates the care and support that FBD offer through visualising that big things in their customers’ lives are big things to FBD. We’ve been able to continue the distinctive look and feel of the Team Ireland campaign, but move it forward”. 

The Public House is an independent strategic and creative agency in Dublin, with clients including Jameson, Paddy Power, EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum, and Independent News & Media. The agency is known for its strategic rigour and creative edge that delivers for its clients, with a philosophy that ‘Boring Doesn’t Sell’. 


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The Public House 

Managing Director: Catrióna Campbell 

Creative Director: Colin Hart 

Copywriter: Mikey Curran, Jarrod Banadyga 

Art Director: Dillon McKenna 

Account Director: Ali Crowley 

Strategy Director: Sarah Walsh 

Agency Producer: Steve Battle 

Account Manager: Kate Fulham 

Production Company: Piranha Bar 

Director: Richard Chaney 

Producer: Emily Brady 

Compositor: Dan Cullen 

3D: Cormac Kelly & Ricardo Ferro 

2D: Jack Bowler & Alex Murphy 

DOP: Ivan McCullough 

2nd Unit Camera: Barry Donnellan 

Grade: Nik Panteris, Egg 

Sound: Dean Jones, Raygun

Genres: Dialogue

Categories: Insurance, Finance

The Public House, Tue, 01 Sep 2020 12:39:54 GMT