You Work Hard for Your Money, Bestinvest It

Agencies: Harbour Collective VCCP Media


Award-winning online investment platform Bestinvest, part of Tilney Smith & Williamson, has today unveiled a major new £4m multichannel brand relaunch campaign, “You Work Hard for Your Money, Bestinvest It”. The push was developed in partnership with strategic and creative consultancy Harbour Collective, with media planning and buying by VCCP Media, and is the first work to launch since Bestinvest appointed the two agencies in 2021.

With a brief to relaunch and reposition Bestinvest in order to double its brand awareness within five years, Harbour Collective partnered with the online investment platform to develop a strategy and creative idea to cut through the noise.

Bestinvest’s new creative platform engages self-directed investors who are seeking reassurance and support in making their investment decisions. They work hard for their money and they have an interest in making it work as hard as they do. Investing with Bestinvest is the way to do this; to escape the daily grind, to maximise their money and achieve their long-term dreams. These investors don’t need a full wealth management solution, but they are looking for a way to make the most of their money with a trusted brand. Bestinvest do just that, by reinventing online investing and providing free tools, insights and guidance to help investors plan for the future and make better financial decisions.

With everyone in the finance world saying the same thing, in the same way, Harbour Collective decided to develop a unique, ownable creative platform to tap into this insight, leveraging Bestinvest’s name in the campaign line, “You Work Hard for Your Money, Bestinvest It.”

To bring the campaign idea to life, Harbour Collective developed a series of witty scenarios reflecting the daily grind of working life, positioning Bestinvest as the way forward to escape it and reach your goals. The hero 30-second film, directed by Jon Barber at MindsEye, shows people in a range of different situations, all working extremely hard for their money. The characters range from a stuntman, who is repeatedly told to smash through a window by the director, until they get that perfect shot, to a salon owner dressed in a pubic hair costume, going the extra mile for new customers.

The 30-second hero spot will debut tonight on TV during Live at The Apollo and Jamie’s Great Britain. VCCP Media also brokered a cinema campaign with Everyman Cinemas which will see the new Bestinvest spot premier during ‘Top Gun: Maverick.’

Supporting TV and cinema is a hero ‘AUDIO’ out-of-home activation at Westfield Hammersmith which will treat passers-by to the smashing sound of the stunt man breaking through the glass. All media spots have been intentionally chosen to complement the creative as well as drive awareness and help navigate people to the right place in their investment journey.

This professional campaign titled 'You Work Hard for Your Money, Bestinvest It' was published in United Kingdom in May, 2022. It was created for the brand: Bestinvest, by ad agencies: Harbour Collective and VCCP Media. This Integrated medium campaign is related to the Finance industry and contains 1 media asset. It was submitted over 1 year ago by Owner: Julia Conroy of Julia Conroy Limited.


Simonetta Rigo – Chief Marketing Officer
Meher Mumtaz – Head of Proposition & Brand Experience Design
Courtney Galloway – Senior Marketing Manager
Harbour Collective – Creative Agency
Kev Chesters – Co-Founder
M-L Robinson – Client Partner
Grant Parker – Creative Partner
Kim Walker – Strategy Partner
Yann-Gael Cobigo and Thibault Michal – Creative Directors
Anna Coulter – Business Director
Emma Bannon – Account Coordinator
Jon Barber - Director
Max Yeoman – Producer
HeadsUp Production
Producer – Tim Page
Assistant Producer – Jenny Ryan
Black Kite – Post Production
Offline-Audio - Sound Design

Pitch & Sync - Music

VCCP Media – Media Agency

Tara Marus – Joint CEO

Steve Taylor – Joint CSO

Jo Tyrell – Business Director

Dan Northfield – Account Director

Leadway Assurance
Ageas Federal L...


Sign up for our newsletter

Don't miss out. Receive our free weekly newsletter to learn about the best creative work from all around the globe. We're keeping your email safe and confidential.