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Three's New 'Make it Count' Campaign Reimagines the Brand for a New Era

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New design and positioning reflected in work from Boys and Girls creative agency

Three's New 'Make it Count' Campaign Reimagines the Brand for a New Era
“We’re delighted to unveil the work we’ve been doing on behalf of Three over the past number of months. It’s an evolution that moves the brand forward with a striking new visual identity and a compelling new positioning.  The new advertising campaign demonstrates how people make the network count, how they transform bits and bytes of data into something that really matters. Each execution focuses on an amount of data, showing how people use it to make a difference to their lives.” That’s according to Rory Hamilton, partner and Executive Creative Director of award-winning Dublin based creative advertising agency, Boys and Girls ( commenting on the reveal of new imagery that now shows the iconic Three brand logo in relief against a vibrant and eye-catching pink background that immediately captures the attention and the first airing of a new suite of commercials themed on the sentiment, “Make it Count”. 

Distilling research from Bricolage, meshing it with critical consumer insights and leveraging Boys and Girls’ distinctive expertise in creative brand visualisation and implementation, Three reached a point where the essence of what they were hoping to achieve boiled down to a simple narrative frame. Namely, that what really matters to Three customers is having the capacity and freedom to make connections through its network and share special moments.

The ’Make it count’ campaign launched on TV on Monday, 11th September and will be supported by outdoor, social, digital, radio and PR. Reflecting the meaning of “all you can eat data” and how it translates into poignant moments in our lives. The first execution in the campaign series is a brand film entitled ‘Marathon Man’, an emotive and very relatable telling of a son’s devotion to his elderly father and how he uses data to strengthen their relationship by sharing a special experience together. 

Boys and Girls selected The Sweet Shop to produce the series of four films that comprise the campaign. Mark Albiston, Director at The Sweet Shop said of “Marathon Man”: “The reveal in this spot really grabbed me. I totally got the man’s love and devotion for his father and seeing him cross the finish line is priceless. Data is the love for these moments – it makes them possible and helps to record and play them for generations to come.”

Rory Hamilton added: “Selecting a new colour for a brand identity is an artform in itself. It might appear inconsequential but, in fact, it’s critical. It’s the difference between Engagement or Apathy. We’ve literally been through the colour spectrum, absorbed international learnings and studied global brands that embraced the colour. And that’s why ultimately PINK is the one that fits best with Three’s business and customer engagement objectives. Research* indicates that it’s associated with “warmth and honest feelings.” It’s also bold and bright with great standout. We’ve been using it successfully as a highlight colour in the past 3 to 4 years. Now it becomes the predominant colour of the new brand visual identity.”



CLIENTS: Elaine Carey, Aislinn O'Connor, Eilis Fitzgerald, Rachel Cunningham, Dearbhla Hayes

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Sound Design: Raygun/Dean Jones

Post Production / VFX

Grade: Cherry Cherry London

Post Production Company: Windmill Lane Dublin

Production Company

Director: Mark Albiston

DOP: Jaime Feliu Torres

Executive Producer: Spencer Dodd

Producer: Hannah Cooper

Production Company: The Sweet Shop

Production Manager: Natasha Hayes

Creative Agency

Agency Production: Derek Doyle

Art Director: Katie Kidd

Copywriter: Avril Delaney

Creative Agency: Boys & Girls

Designer: Shane O’Riordan & Aengus Tukel

Executive Creative Director: Rory Hamilton

Senior Account Director: Clare Kerlin

Senior Copywriter: Kris Clarkin

Strategy Director: Patrick Meade

Boys+Girls, Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:02:36 GMT