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Santander

Stop! Scammer Time

Agency: House 337

Description

The latest ‘Bank of Antandec’ campaign shows people how to beat the pants off of scams, and once again features Ant and Dec as the fictional banking CEOs. This time the boys are on a mission to help customers spot scams before they fall victim to them.

The campaign, ‘Stop! Scammer Time,’ created with House 337 and Merman, in consultation with Mitre Studios, takes a visually humorous look at how to protect yourself from scams. It introduces customers to the new concept that the Bank of Antandec CEOs have come up with - ‘Fraud Detecting Scammer Pants’. They warn customers each time someone attempts to scam them by inflating, lighting up and playing an unforgettable earworm. Meanwhile, Santander takes scams seriously and reminds customers to stop and think before handing over money or personal details.

The ad features the CEOs performing a remixed version of ‘U Can’t Touch This’ by MC Hammer, with ‘Hammer time’ changed to ‘Scammer time’. Bespoke lyrics underline the ad’s key message.

We’ve seen a year-on-year increase in fraud and scams since 2019, with victim numbers up overall by more than 40%, driven by impersonation calls and purchase scams. Despite the many efforts to warn people about the dangers of scamming, messages often fail to hit home, and the number of people falling victim to scams continues to rise.

Santander’s insight shows that the most vulnerable people are the ones who think it won’t happen to them, which is why House 337 have chosen this deliberately entertaining route, creating a campaign to lodge in peoples’ consciousness. Next time someone is on the verge of falling for a scam, maybe ‘Scammer time’ will make them stop and think.

The 60” TV spot breaks on 15th October on and will be supported across video on demand, radio, social media and in branch activity. A TikTok-branded campaign featuring Ant and Dec and five creators using the ‘Scammer pants’ filter will also launch the following week.

This professional campaign titled 'Stop! Scammer Time' was published in United Kingdom in October, 2022. It was created for the brand: Santander, by ad agency: House 337. This Film and Integrated media campaign is related to the Finance industry and contains 1 media asset. It was submitted 4 months ago.

Credits

Client: Santander: Dan Sherwood, Tina Boyle, Chris Parker, Leanne Tomlinson, Katie Attwood, Charlie Murray Biggs, Abigail Sayle

Agency: House 337
Creative Partner Jo Moore
Art Director Paul Hancock
Copywriter Dave Newbold
Creatives Jess Pacey & Alicia Job
Strategy Nicola Dyball – Strategy Director
Duncan McLauchlan – Deputy Head of Strategy
Rob Jennings - Strategist
Account Management Nick Pawlak – Client Managing Director
Nick Cooper – Senior Account Director
Katrina Jackson – Senior Account Director
Kelly Mahon – Account Manager
Agency Producer Bradley Woodus & Victoria Doran
Integrated Project Director Kirsty Wood
Senior Creative Technologist Simon Cummin

Director Guy Manwaring
Production Producer Simon Monhemius
Assistant Director Sam Dawking
Exc Producer Siobhan Murphy
DOP Simon Richards
Offline Editing Charlie Moreton @ The Assembly Rooms
Production company Merman
Post Production Creative Outpost
Post Production Producer Caroline McNulty
Post Production VFX team Tim Gaydon, Burak Atay and Otis Guiness-Walker
Sound Recording Studio Creative Outpost
Sound Engineer Dave Robinson
Music Finger Music

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