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Robert Webb & His Adorable Dachshund Return for The Post Office

FCB EMEA, 2 years, 8 months ago

FCB Inferno launches first campaign for new sub brand

Robert Webb & His Adorable Dachshund Return for The Post Office

Following the success of its ‘Get Christmas Wrapped up’ campaign, The Post Office returns to TV screens across the UK on Sunday 1st February to launch an integrated campaign to support the launch of its new sub brand, Post Office Money. This coincides with the Post Office announcing that it will become one of the top five financial services providers by 2020.

The campaign, which was created by FCB Inferno, revisits the wacky world of Robert Webb, this time as the Minister of Money, with his trusted sidekick, Doobie the Dachshund. Seen inside a modern Post Office as he announces, “We help make money easier...” and viewers are then taken on a journey to discover Post Office Money’s award winning products available online, over the phone or through the Post Office’s extensive 11,500-strong branch network, which includes thousands of branches now open longer, including Sunday. 


With over three million customers for banking and insurance products and nine million for foreign currency, the launch of Post Office Money through the new campaign will enable Post Office to be seen as a leading challenger brand for people looking for a great mortgage, current account, savings, travel insurance, foreign currency or anything else on their financial ‘to-do’ list.

Sharon Jiggins Managing Director at FCB Inferno said “The cheery Minister of Christmas proved to be an effective voice for the Post Office in December. His quirky delivery achieved cut-through at a time when other brands were at their most sentimental. Reinvented as the Minister of Money he again stands out with his alternate and humourous take on the situation.”

To further support the launch of the Post Office Money sub brand, media managed by Mindshare will involve digital out-of-home will launch across rail and underground networks, with motion digital outdoor at Liverpool Street, Waterloo and underground digital escalator panels from the 2nd February. Mobile and digital display ads, a first for Post Office Money will involve a series of fun games and quizzes to emphasise the ease of dealing with the brand. Dedicated social media activity, with content created by FCB Inferno, will further increase engagement throughout the campaign.

Pete Markey Chief Marketing Officer at Post Office said: “The launch of the Post Office Money sub brand is a very exciting step forward bringing great value products together for the first time through a brand that customers can trust. The new campaign reflects this by taking the customer on a journey of what the Post office really has to offer.” 

Creative Agency

Art Director: Ali Dickinson

Chief Creative Officer: Al Young

Copywriter: Jack Walker

Creative Agency: FCB Inferno

Creative Director: Colin Mitchell

Managing Director: Sharon Jiggins

Managing Partner: Kate Whitehead

Planning Director: Vicki Holgate

Producer: Mandy Boyter & Alice Poole

Media Agency

Media Agency: Mindshare

Music and Sound

Audio Post Production: Nick Angell @ Angell Sound

Sound Design: Christian Henson – Air Edel

Offline

Editor: Adam Spivey the Playroom

Producer: Ross Culligan

Post Production / VFX

Grade: Aubrey at Electric Theatre

Post Production House: Unit Media

Production Company

Director: David Kerr

Producer: Victoria Lynn and Danny Fleet

Production Company: Hotspur and Argyle

Category: Banking , Finance/insurance

Genre: Comedy