Dad Got Caught

Agency: Wunderman Thompson UK


In the face of soaring inflation, when budgets are tight, it’s tempting to save money by switching well-known, high-quality brands with cheaper alternatives. However, this approach often compromises long-term reliability. Duracell's latest campaign effectively demonstrates that investing in a more durable option can in fact save you more money in the long run and reassures consumers that they’re making the right choice.

Created by integrated marketing agency Wunderman Thompson UK, the campaign brings to life how their batteries outlast competing brands by 200%, demonstrating their durability, long-lasting power, and overall performance, which results in fewer replacements and bigger cost savings for families.

The campaign, “Dad Got Caught”, shows a Dad buying cheap batteries thinking his family won’t notice. But soon enough his kid’s toy car grinds to a halt and mum’s electric screwdriver unexpectedly fails, prompting the intervention of the iconic Duracell Bunny.

With a cheeky yet charming roll of his eyes, he declares: “Someone’s made a questionable choice”. With Bunny watching on, the family’s cries reach Dad in the dark attic. The light in his head torch fails. Karma is delivered with a thump.

Known for his boundless energy and reliability, the Duracell Bunny reaches into his back pocket and produces a pack of Duracell Optimum batteries. With a knowing smile, the Bunny advises: “Next time, try Duracell.”

The integrated campaign is running across TV, social, out-of-home and radio in LATAM, and will run in the UK, Europe and South America until the end of 2023.

This professional campaign titled 'Dad Got Caught' was published in United Kingdom in July, 2023. It was created for the brand: Duracell, by ad agency: Wunderman Thompson UK. This Integrated medium campaign is related to the Household Products industry and contains 1 media asset. It was submitted about 1 year ago.


Business Director – Kelli Nelson, Teodora Ninova

Senior Account Director – Charlotte Gladwin, Victoria Riggio

Senior Account Manager – Jemma Western, Rudi Macloskey

Executive Strategy Director – Neil Godber

Senior Planner – Jonny Park

Creative Director – Jason Berry, Antony Bell

Creative Team – Zebedee Devey Waterhouse, Jasper McIver

Senior Producer - Charlie Woodall

Junior Producer - Millie Greenwood

Production Assistant - Isabel Chapman
Associate Project Director – Katie Oldfield

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