Capita and Accenture Song have today unveiled the latest recruitment campaign for the British Army. Taglined ‘You Belong Here,’ the cross-platform campaign aims to challenge the misconceptions among the 59% of young people who do not believe they would fit in, in the British Army1.
Supporting the 2023 recruitment of 16 to 34-year-olds across Regulars, Reserves and Officers, the new campaign speaks directly to young people by showing that there is a place for them in the British Army, where their instincts and abilities are needed and valued.
The integrated campaign will run across TV, cinemas, radio, out-of-home (OOH), online and social media starting Monday 4th September. It includes three 30-second films directed by Billy Boyd Cape and produced by Academy Films.
The creative puts potential recruits in the heart of dramatic scenarios where a first-person perspective is used and the viewer is invited to make decisions about what to do next. For example, in the 30-second hero film, titled ‘Evacuation,’ viewers are immersed into a civilian evacuation during a conflict. The ad concludes with the viewer being tasked with the decision to evacuate people to safety before the words: ‘You Belong Here’ appear on screen.
The campaign is an evolution of the long-running ‘Belonging’ series, developed by Accenture Song together with Capita and the British Army in 2017, signalling a fresh approach. While ‘belonging’ has always been at the heart of what it means to ‘be the best’ in the Army, new research from the Army has revealed that the nature of belonging has evolved for young people.
Broadening out beyond the need for camaraderie, the research found that young people are now actively choosing to prioritise where and how they belong, with 88% of young people stating they believe a career that reflects their values is important2 .
The research also found that fewer than one in two (48%) of young people believe the Army would fulfil their values2. Yet it also uncovered young Brits share similar values, outlined below, with the Army3:
● Respect – to have a skill and role in the world that earns the respect of others.
● Fun – life is challenging, so it’s important to enjoy yourself
● Hard work – take control of your life and work hard for what you want
● Helpful – be ready to support and give help to others
This professional campaign titled 'You Belong Here' was published in United Kingdom in September, 2023. It was created for the brands: Capita and The British Army Recruitment, by ad agency: Accenture Song. This Integrated medium campaign is related to the Military industry and contains 7 media assets. It was submitted 3 months ago.
Client: Capita for the British Army
Chief Marketing Officer: Naomi Walter
Director of Marketing and Communications: Rob Fullerton-Batten
Head of Marketing Campaigns: Sally Thomas
Creative Agency: Accenture Song
ECD: Adam Kean
Creative Directors: Meigan Brown & Tobias Owen
TV Producer: Maja Mcintosh
TV Producer: Rosie Rowsell
Creative Production Director: Christina Lambrou
Managing Partner: Barbara Waite
Business Lead: Christopher Cannell
Senior Account Director: Jess Harding
Account Manager: Eden Rodwell
Planning Director: Rachael Quarmby
Planner: Caleb Webster
Production Company: Academy Films
Director: Billy Boyd Cape
Producer: Juliette Harris
Director of Photography: Molly Manning Walker
1st AD: Alexander Popov Marden
Production Designer: Daniel Bryant
Edit: Ten Three Post Production
Editor: Billy Mead
Assistant editor: Jules Bayer-Crier
Producer: Rachel Goodger
Post Production: 1920
Executive Producer: David Keegan
Senior Producer: Heather Brown
Creative Direction: Jamie Stitson
Colour Grade: 1920
Colourist: Kai van Beers
Engineer: Sam Ashwell & Marcin Pawlik
Producer: Olivia Ray
OOH Production Company: Making pictures
Photographers: The Wade Brothers
Head of Production: Coco Wolf
On Set Producer: Jesse Stagg
Head of design: Simon Wakeman
Designer: Josh Lowe
Arworker & Retoucher: Sam Coyle & Nick Dunthorne