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Zurich Insurance Bites Gators Back With 'Gator Golf'

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McCann Worldgroup and Stink create 'tutorials' on how to play golf with an alligator close by

Zurich Insurance Bites Gators Back With 'Gator Golf'

Zurich Insurance is launching “Gator Golf,” an online video tutorial series that humorously instructs golfers how to play in close proximity to deadly alligators.

Created by McCann Worldgroup to create buzz about the upcoming PGA Tour, Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the videos parody popular online golf tutorials and play off the fact that a 12-foot alligator famously walked onto the course during last year’s games. 

As part of Zurich Insurance’s new global platform ”For Those Who Truly Love,” the premise behind “Gator Golf” is that those who truly love golf continue playing even when an alligator is on the course.

Golfing and alligator expert Jim Shanks offers absurd solutions in seven lessons. In one, he instructs golfers to turn their backs on the alligator to keep it “out of sight, out mind.” In another, he suggests it is wise to bring a good supply of raw steaks.

“Gator Golf,” the social component of a larger integrated campaign that includes TV, print, online advertising and a microsite, will appear on YouTube and on the microsite in the lead up to the tournament, which takes place April 24 – 27. It will be supported with online advertising and social media postings by Zurich-sponsored professional golfers. You can view the playlist featuring all of the 'tutorials' below



Credits


Client: Zurich Insurance

Agency: McCann Worldgroup

Global Creative Director: Miguel Bemfica

Creative Directors:  Lee Tan, Rachid Ahouiyek

Art Director: Cristina Caballero

Copywriter: Pedro Piqueras

Account Directors: Petra Stachiowiak, Grace Hon, Marina Specht

Account Planner: Wolfgang Eigner

Agency Producer: John Cheesemore

Directors: Lee Tan, Rachid Ahouiyek

Production Company: Stink

Editors: Alex Hagon, Josh Mallalieu, Circus

Post Production: Big Buoy

Sound Design: Dan Weinberg, Greek Street Studios

Media Planning: UM

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Genres: Comedy

Categories: Insurance, Finance

McCann North America, Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:42:27 GMT