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Currys experts go to extreme lengths to avoid football on TV

Released ahead of a summer of sport, the 'No Distractions' campaign, part of the 'Beyond Techspectations' platform, was created by AMV BBDO

By Creative Salon

With the Paris Olympics and Eufa European championships looming, tech retailer Currys has released a campaign to ensure that customers get the best advice amidst the football frenzy.

Teaming up with AMV BBDO and Spark Foundry, Currys showcases the lengths its experts go to to avoid football distractions, whilst assisting customers in choosing the perfect TV for what is set to be a nail-biting summer of sport.

Under the “Beyond Techspectations” platform, the “No Distractions” campaign spotlights Currys colleagues’ ingenious methods of sidestepping football fever to offer unparalleled guidance to shoppers seeking top-of-the-line Samsung, LG, or Hisense models.

Martin Burke, senior advertising manager at Currys comments: “In the latest instalment of our already hugely popular ‘Beyond Techspectations’ series, we continue to push absurdly humorous boundaries, whilst reaffirming Currys as the go to tech experts for all its customer’s needs. ‘No Distractions’ breaks the traditional football advertising mould, driving brand consideration ahead of what is set to be an extravaganza of sport this summer.”

The campaign includes three ads of 30 and 20 seconds, each illustrating a Currys colleague’s comical endeavours to stay football-free. From sporting giant cartoon eye mask, to donning human-sized dog cones, to turning a head 180 degrees like an owl when a customer changes the channel to the football, the antics are as hilarious as they are effective in showcasing Currys' commitment to customer service.

AMV BBDO creative directors Jeremy Tribe and Dave Westland, add: “When the nation is gripped by football fever, a store full of TVs is the hardest place to focus on work. So, we’re showing the absurd dedication of Currys colleagues to stick to their task - delivering tech expertise. It’s a distinctive and memorable addition to the Beyond Techspectations platform. Hopefully football’s coming home, as well as a truckload of tellys.”

Oli Moore, account director Spark Foundry UK continues: “This Summer, our goal is to land Currys in the heart of the nation's conversations around the Euros. Tapping into the excitement and emotion that football brings, the tongue-in-cheek executions will be seen across the country. By blending marquee TV programming and contextual digital video, Currys will join the conversation in homes, pubs and on the go, giving everyone the chance to find their perfect home viewing setup."

The campaign is set to roll out across TV and online video platforms emphasising Currys' unbeatable offer: a chance to win a guaranteed cash reward ranging from £25 to £100k with the purchase of any TV over £499.


Client: Currys

Brand: Currys

Campaign title: No Distractions

Client name: Dan Rubel, Ailsing Lancaster, Martin Burke and Usha Kapil

Creative Agency: AMV BBDO

CCO: Nick Hulley and Nadja Lossgott

Creative Director: Jeremy Tribe and Dave Westland

Creative Team: Alicia Cliffe and Laurens Grainger

Agency Planning Team: Sam Williams and Summer Taylor

Agency Account Team: Alex Bird, Jonny White, James Brenchley and Leo Hollond

Agency Producer: Trish Russell and Rory Elms

Agency Designer: N/A

Media Agency: Spark Foundry

Media Agency Team: Kazmir Brown, Oli Moore, Olivia Chads & Vaughan King

Production Company: Red Studios

Director: Greg Bell @ Nice Shirt

Production Co. Producer: Richard Martin @ Nice Shirt

Offline Edit: Quin Williams @ Ten Three

Post-production Company: No.8 London/Red Studios

Sound studio: No.8 London

Audio Post-production: No.8 London/Red Studios


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