The world as we know it has changed, and continues to change - the world of business, banking and investment is no exception. There is no denying that the competition in traditional banking channels has turned up a notch, led primarily through innovation. But there is also no denying that many of the challenges facing clients are unique to this day and age and the rulebook has yet to be written on how to solve them.
Investec Bank’s understanding of the zeitgeist and its implications has played a pivotal role in the launch of its new brand campaign. Research conducted by the bank showed that there were many topics causing concern or uncertainty among their clients. Based on these diverse themes, the campaign acknowledges and addresses five tensions and the human role is reducing the complexity in them: Time, technological disruption, data protection and privacy, overwhelming investment options and volatility.
Conceptualized and created by Ogilvy South Africa, Investec’s first cross-business, fully integrated marketing campaign ‘Partner with Out of the Ordinary’ has launched to the market.
The cornerstone of the campaign is a 60-second film, featuring a stirring, provocative monologue delivered by a lead protagonist (played by British actor Nicholas Pinnock). He journeys confidently through a world at once familiar and strange, populated by people moving frantically with the crowd, chasing the next fad or drawn into the orbit of charlatans.
But through it all, our protagonist remains calm and assured, finally revealing himself as the partner you need in these complex and confusing times: “You are not alone here. You have a partner made of blood, flesh and bone here.” He crosses over from this chaotic space into the calm of a stylised ‘search bar’, ready to help answer the myriad of questions that these out of the ordinary times provoke.
This same search bar device is carried through to the online component of the campaign, centered on a website www.partnerwithinvestec.com. Here, users are invited to scroll through a wealth of questions on topics both relevant and urgent to anyone trying to figure out how best to approach their own banking, business and personal wealth challenges. Each of the campaign questions is addressed in the form of a concise monologue, delivered by the protagonist of the main film piece, accompanied by helpful links to over 60 in-depth content pieces which explore the campaign themes further in the form of articles, videos and audio pieces as well as related Investec service offerings. The content covers diverse issues including privacy and data protection; today’s overwhelming array of investment options; managing volatility; taking advantage of longer lifespans while coping with ever greater demands on our time; and positioning oneself on the right side of technological disruption.
Film advertisement created by Ogilvy, South Africa for Investec, within the category: Finance.
Executive Creative Officer: Mariana O'Kelly
Creative Directors: Gregory King, Catherine Wanliss
Art Directors: Marion Bryan, Amori Gerber
Copywriter: Irene Styger
Strategist: Zoe Katz
Client Service Directors: Greg Pfuhl, Janine Wessels
Project Managers: Netania Frey, Stephanie Powell
TV Producer: Tsakane Mogale
Developers: Will Roos, Drew Nadin, Graham Talbot
Production Company: Star Films
Director: Tristan Holmes
Executive Producer: Adam Thal
Producer: Boris Vossgatter
DOP: Franz Lustig
Production Designer: Marketa Korinkova
Post Production Offline: Deliverance
Editor: Ricky Boyd
Post Production Online: Chocolate Tribe
Visual Effects / Lead Technical Director: Tiaan Franken
VFX Supervisor / Producer: Rob van den Bracht
3D Artists: Hugo Perdiz, Casey Chelchinskey, Samantha Visser
Compositor: Jannes Hendriks, Johan Scheepers
Colourist: Nic Apostoli / Comfort & Fame
Music / Composer: Greg Dombrowski
Publisher and Label: Secession Studios
Final Sound Design / Audio Mix: Louis Enslin
Company: Produce Sound
Additional Sound Design Company: Barking Owl
Sound Designer: Morgan Johnson