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Editors' Choice

adam&eveDDB's New Lloyds Ad Travels Through 250 Years of Horsepower

DDB EMEA, 2 years, 3 months ago

Editors' Choice: Rogue's Sam Brown directs beautifully crafted spot for the bank's 250th anniversary

adam&eveDDB's New Lloyds Ad Travels Through 250 Years of Horsepower

Lloyds Bank is launching a campaign featuring its iconic black horse to mark the bank’s role in supporting customers through 250 years of an ever changing Britain. 

At the heart of the campaign, created by adam&eveDDB, is a 90 second and 60 second film depicting the strength and support of horses in everyday situations from the year the bank was founded in 1765 to the present day. 

It opens on a stable in the 18th Century where a black foal takes its first steps, moving to a horse helping a farmer and his wife plough their field in a pre-mechanised economy, through to a scene depicting the last horse drawn RNLI lifeboat in Wells (where this scene was shot), cuts to a horse drawn carriage at an 80s wedding, before ending on a British Para Show Jumper, Susi Rogers Hartley, cantering through a forest.

In each scene of ‘Horse Story’, the black horses – the iconic symbol within the brand’s logo - put people first, demonstrating Lloyds’ core values of loyalty, trust and service. 

The campaign breaks on 29th June and also encompasses press, outdoor, digital and in-branch advertising. It uses the line: By your side for 250 years.

Mat Goff, Managing Director, adam&eveDDB said: “The black horse is one of the most enduring icons on the British High Street. It represents the endurance, service and partnership that Lloyds has always provided its customers and is the perfect creative device for marking Lloyds’ 250th anniversary. “

Catherine Kehoe, Managing Director Group Brands and Marketing, Lloyds Bank said: “We wanted to acknowledge our 250th anniversary with a campaign that dramatises the role Lloyds Bank has played in its customers’ and communities’ lives through the years, our iconic symbol - the black horse is the vehicle used to demonstrate quiet determination and trust, by your side through good times and bad.”

Creative Agency

Account Management: Mat Goff/Charlotte Wolfenden

Chief Creative Officer: Ben Priest

Creative Agency: adam&eveDDB

Executive Creative Director: Ben Tollett, Richard Brim

Media Planner: Hannah Mcwilliam, Melanie Constant

Planner: David Golding

Producer: Matt Craigie/Victoria Bennett

Media Agency

Media Agency: MEC

Music and Sound

Audio Post Production: Aaron Reynolds @ Wave

Song: Birdy, Wings


Editor: Paul Watts @ The Quarry

Post Production / VFX

Post Production House: The Mill

Production Company

Director: Sam Brown

Production Company: Rogue

Category: Banking , Finance/insurance

Genre: Scenic , Storytelling