Bingle Unveils 'As Simple As It Sounds' Campaign via The Monkeys
Most insurance companies are in the business of playing it safe, and their advertising typically reflects this.
However, Bingle car insurance's marketing team decided to relaunch the car insurance brand with an attention grabbing campaign via The Monkeys, designed to stand out. And, according to the brand, the calculated risk has paid off, with record sales and a 100 per cent increase in new business.
The commercials demonstrate how Bingle is "as simple as it sounds."
In one spot, a chimpanzee is bound, blindfolded and unceremoniously dropped from an airplane, then must fill out a quote before the parachute is released. Spoiler alert: she does finish the quote, drifting safely to the ground and driving off in a Mini. It's also worth noting, no chimps were harmed in the making of the commercial, as Joni the chimp was created with 100pc computer graphics by animation company The Mill in New York.
Another spot features a musician who plays jazz flute to get his pet crab to dance while tapping on a tablet and filling out a quote with Bingle, with the two driving off together into the sunset. While these scenarios aren't the typical stuff of insurance commercials, they've worked.
Says James Fitzpatrick, head of Bingle Insurance: "In addition to new business sales doubling and back-to-back record weeks, compared to the same time last year, we've also seen a 17pc uplift in unique visits to the website since the campaign launched and a rise in spontaneous brand awareness."
Says Justin Drape, CCO and co-founder, The Monkeys: "The team at Bingle challenged us to create work that would set them apart, get noticed and get results. It's a credit to them that they stuck with their game plan. Brave clients are rare."
In addition to the television spots, Bingle's fully integrated launch campaign includes radio, digital, activations, press and out-of-home, all demonstrating the simplicity of getting a quote and saving money with Bingle.
Brand Manager: Jasmine Hildebrand
Brand Campaign Advisor: Lauren Cain
Digital Media & Distribution Leader: Anthony Russell
Executive Manager: James Fitzpatrick
Art Director: Paul Sharp & Ben Gartland
Copywriter: Mike Burdick & Siobhan Fitzgerald
Creative Agency: The Monkeys
Creatives: Paul Sharp & Mike Burdick
Digital Planner: Rachael Maughan
Executive Creative Director: Justin Drape
Head of TV / Production: Thea Carone
Production Assistant: Alex Gillespie
Music and Sound
Audio Post Production: Song Zu
Sound Design: Simon Kane
Editor: Jack Hutchings - The Butchery
Post Production / VFX
Post Production House: The Mill New York & FIN Design + Effects
Director: Hamish Rothwell
DOP: Crighton Bone
Producer: Sam Long
Production Company: Goodoil Films