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There's a New Bull in Town as Eric Cantona Fronts BetBull's First Campaign

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Forever Beta enlists Eric to join a cast of betting mates for the campaign

There's a New Bull in Town as Eric Cantona Fronts BetBull's First Campaign

After a competitive pitch process, BetBull has appointed Forever Beta as their lead creative agency. 

To kick off their partnership, a betting ménage à trois is about to hit the UK as BetBull and Forever Beta team up with Eric Cantona in the brand’s first through the line campaign.

For BetBull, betting on sport shouldn’t be a cold financial transaction, it should be about the social element to the betting experience, allowing people to connect with like-minded players and fans. 

So, to promote this unique approach to betting, Forever Beta have created the brand’s first ever TTL campaign running across radio, TV, BVOD, cinema, social and digital channels alongside bespoke content partnerships with popular platforms JOE and Talksport. 

To bring some star quality to the campaign, Forever Beta enlisted Eric Cantona to join a cast of charismatic betting mates in their cheeky TV spots. A footballing great, fans will see him in a whole new light as the deadpan star of a series of comedy skits. 

Once the TV ad has raised eyebrows, attracted eyeballs and given us all a good giggle; localised OOH headlines across key football cities will drive relevance for the brand, advertising to fans on and around match days in sociable locations including gyms and football training grounds. 

Using smart media and clever comedy, the campaign will help introduce the brand to a wider audience of sociable sports bettors across the UK. 

Patrick Flynn, head of client services at Forever Beta said: “Introducing Eric Cantona as their new ‘Bull’ really helps us deliver a truly memorable comedic campaign for BetBull’s unique social betting platform. At Forever Beta we drive to be innovative in everything thing we do, and want to work with businesses that do the same. BetBull is changing the way people bet and this campaign will tell everyone about this new, more sociable way to gamble.” 

James Stern, COO at BetBull said: “Since we began working with Forever Beta they have been pushing us to take our innovative approach to betting and push that through our communications. The use of Eric Cantona - our ultimate ‘Bull’ - captures the excitement and uniqueness of our new platform and new process perfectly.” 

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Client: BetBull


Agency: Forever Beta

Media: HOME

Production company: Dark Energy Films


Chief Operating Officer: James Stern

Creative Director: Peter Grace

Marketing Director: Paul Archer

Forever Beta

Executive Creative Director: Paulo Areas

Creative Directors: Matt Walker, Majken Gram, Felipe Faria

Art Director: Luiz Medeiros

TV Producer: Monica Domanska

Stills Producer: Dan Karling

Strategy Director: Siobhan Richmond

Head of Client Services: Patrick Flynn

Senior Account Director: Laura Battersby

Account Manager: Jessica Ashworth-Aiton

Dark Energy Films

Director: Ben Tonge


Media Directors: Nick Harrison, Ben Cunningham

Media Account Directors: Chris Quinn, Suzi Kilka, Kathryn Bean

Digital Media Account Director: William Hughes

Media Manager: Laura Osborne

Media Executive: Olivia Batchelor

Genres: Comedy, People, Dialogue

Categories: Gambling, Sports and Leisure

Forever Beta, Fri, 13 Aug 2021 12:58:37 GMT