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Paddy Power celebrates football 'Super Subs'

'All Subs Are Super’, created with BBH London, showcases the brand's substitute player product and features Peter Crouch and Teddy Sheringham

By creative salon

Paddy Power has marked the launch of a new product that celebrates the footballing Super Sub.

The brand’s exclusive product means bets on player markets are no longer dead when the relevant player is subbed off. Instead, the new player coming on picks up the bet.

And they have marked the moment with a new ‘All Subs Are Super’ campaign, which showcases substitutes’ transformation from bet killers to heroes, and is spearheaded by a full-throttle TVC replete with star turns from Peter Crouch and Teddy Sheringham.

Featuring Paddy Power’s trademark humour, mischief and energy, the spot opens on a confident punter who’s just put a cheeky bet on ‘The Big Man’. He has barely sat back down before his betting dream is seemingly shattered as his chosen player is subbed off by the manager.

But wait, he’s alerted that with Paddy Power’s new Super Sub his bet rolls over to the player coming on, meaning that now all Subs are Super! The camera cuts to a heroic line-up of previously bench-ridden subs revelling in their newly found limelight. We then get a glimpse of sub-mania unfolding; from newly unveiled statues of subs benches and famous subs adorning billboard in Japan, to the newest Saudi signing and the prestigious (and tiny) Sub D’or trophy being awarded.

The camera finally cuts to the audience where Peter Crouch proudly claims to have been a Super Sub himself, until he’s quickly reminded by Teddy Sheringham that, in fact, he wasn’t.

The film is directed by Andrew Gaynord, produced by MindsEye and soundtracked by the 2 Unlimited dance classic ‘Get Ready’.

The campaign, created with BBH London, will run across TV, Social, Digital, Radio from March 2nd.

Paddy Power said: "Super Sub is a real game changer in the market - it's one of the most exciting new products we've ever launched, and it's exclusive to us.

"Super Sub helps to tackle one of the biggest frustrations in betting – when you have a bet on a player, but they get subbed off before your bets comes in. But now with Paddy’s Super Sub, your bet will roll on to the new player coming on.

"We’re always looking for new ways to reward punters and give them more chances to win and we hope they love it."

Luke Till and Lawrence Bushell, Associate Creative Directors, BBH London, added: “Not many people get the chance to make 200 actors dressed in bib-topped tuxedos applaud a man holding a tiny figurine of a stretching substitute. But thanks to our brilliant clients at Paddy Power, we did.”


Client: Paddy Power

Head of Marketing: Tom Muldowney

Head of Brand: Leah Spears

Senior Marketing Manager: Dan Oates

Senior Brand Manager: Jonny Roberts

Head of Film & Motion: Marcus Richardson

Brand Executive: Agnisha Rabadia

Advertising agency: BBH

CCO: Alex Grieve

Associate creative director: Lawrence Bushell

Associate creative director: Luke Till

Copywriter: Neil Clarke

Art director: Jay Phillips

Planner/s: Simon Gregory, Oscar Mason

Managing Partner: Bobbie Gannon

Senior Account director: Louis Haskell

Account manager: Ella McNicholas

Account manager: Georgia Hanscott

Account Executive: Katie Headley

Agency film producer: Rory Reames

Agency assistant film producer: Ted MacDonnell

Media agency: EssenceMediacom

Production company: MindsEye

Director: Andrew Gaynord

Executive Producer: Charlie Phillips

Producer: Hera King

DOP: Benedict Spence

Production Designer: Mikey Hollywood

Casting Director: Emma Garret

Costume Designer: Lucy Hagan

Editor: Saam Hodivala / Shift Post

Assistant Editor: Christina Hill

Edit Producer: Kirsty Oldfield

Online Post: ELMNTL

Flame lead: Martin Waller

Flame: Hussain Hussaini, Paul Gill, Lem Lawrence

CG: Phil Roberts

Post Producer: Ben Spalding

Exec Producer: Greg White

Colourist: Luke Morrison / ETC

Colour Executive Producer: Oliver Whitworth

Sound Studio: Factory

Sound Engineer: Jon Clarke

Sound Producer: Ciara Wakley

Music Supervision: Black Sheep Music


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