PNC Bank

Boring Before Brilliance

Agency: Arnold Worldwide

"Boring Before Brilliance" film


On the heels of PNC Bank’s successful new brand platform, Brilliantly Boring – which highlights how PNC’s reliable and responsible approach to banking results in exciting and fulfilling outcomes for its customers – the brand is taking its philosophy of Brilliantly Boring to its sports and entertainment partnerships.

PNC has teamed up with Chip Ganassi Racing and IndyCar driver Scott Dixon for the first installment of “Boring Before Brilliance,” a new film series – featuring athletes, artists, and musicians – that provides an inside look into the boring moments that fuel the brilliant ones. The series was created in partnership with creative AOR Arnold and DLP Media Group, the award-winning production company behind ESPN’s “30 for 30,” among other sports- focused documentaries.

The docu-style film interviews Dixon, who is a six-time IndyCar champion and longtime partner of PNC Bank – about the unseen, un-glorious and often rigorous details that go into the thrilling sport of IndyCar racing. Filmed right before his winning run at the 2024 Acura Grand Prix at Long Beach, the film captures Dixon in his element – from diving deep into the data to zenning out to whale songs, Dixon gives viewers a peek into the hyper-focused process that has helped him earn the nickname "Ice Man."

A :30 teaser ad will first run on 5/19 on NBC during the Indy 500 qualifying race broadcast, and will be promoted on paid and organic social channels including Meta, X, YouTube and ahead of the Indy 500, which takes place Memorial Day weekend on May 26.

This professional campaign titled 'Boring Before Brilliance' was published in United States in May, 2024. It was created for the brand: PNC Bank, by ad agency: Arnold Worldwide. This Film medium campaign is related to the Finance industry and contains 1 media asset. It was submitted about 2 months ago by Founder: Kristen Bryan of KBPR.


Brand: PNC Bank
Agency: Arnold Worldwide
Production: DLP Media Group


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