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Bingle Unveils 'As Simple As It Sounds' Campaign via The Monkeys, 2 years, 8 months ago

Featuring the misfortunes of a chimpanzee who is bound, blindfolded and dropped from an airplane

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.


Advertiser: Bingle

Brand Manager: Jasmine Hildebrand

Brand Campaign Advisor: Lauren Cain

Digital Media & Distribution Leader: Anthony Russell

Executive Manager: James Fitzpatrick

Creative Agency

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

Production Company

Director: Hamish Rothwell

DOP: Crighton Bone

Producer: Sam Long

Production Company: Goodoil Films