Just Look How Cute Simon Cowell & Richard Branson Are as Fat Cats
Grey London has taken a humorous approach to promoting The Sunday Times’ Rich List 2014 in a campaign shot by Tim Flach – one of the world’s leading animal photographers – and which features Sirs Richard Branson and Elton John as well as X Factor mogul Simon Cowell.
Once the cats had been photographed, the images were digitally retouched (using lookalike models as reference to ensure likeness) and props added – including specs and an earring for Elton, Cowell’s trademark hairdo and an aeroplane collar for Branson.
The Super-Rich List – which is new this year and is available within the 11 May issue of The Sunday Times Magazine will be out first. All three executions then promote the definitive Rich List, which for the first time appropriates an entire issue of The Sunday Times Magazine (18 May) – allowing an enhanced range of editorial content around the list itself. The front and back covers of the magazine also feature a fourth, non-specific cat, again created by Grey.
The campaign was written by Jo Sissons and Kate Allsop, art directed by Miguel Gonzalez, shot by Tim Flach and retouched by Antony Crossfield. Creative Director was Dave Monk.
Project name: Rich List
Client: Nick Stringer, Director of Marketing Communications
Client: Suzi Watford, Marketing Director
Client: Louise Davis, Marketing Planner
Executive Creative Director: Nils Leonard
Creative Director: Dave Monk
Creative team: Jo Sissons Kate Allsop, Miguel Gonzalez
Creative producer: Kevin Noble
Managing Partner: Natalie Graeme
Business Director: Tamsine Foggin
Account Director: Albert Ponnelle
Planner: Hamish Cameron
Media agency: MsiX
Production company: Peter Bailey Productions
Photographer: Tim Flach
Digital artist: Antony Crossfield
Category: Newspapers , Publications and media
Genre: Photography , Print