Boots - Summer better be ready

Boots invites the UK To Soak Up Every Last Drop Of Summer

"Summer better be ready" campaign - an uplifting ode to the season ahead - is created by The Pharm/VMLY&R

By Creative Salon

Boots has launched its summer campaign celebrating the Brits who will embrace every sun-kissed experience and create lasting memories this summer.

"Summer better be ready", created by Boots together with The Pharm/VMLY&R, flips the script of conventional ‘get Summer ready’ campaigns by showing Summer just how ready Brits are to squeeze the most out of the season.

The hero film opens on a cloudy British day with vignettes of people of all ages, all over the UK, singing along to themselves while getting ready for their days ahead. Until a bold jump into summer re-energises our protagonists, who are then seen making the most of unexpected summer adventures in an upbeat and colourful montage.

Beginning with the acapella voices of our Summer-loving Brits, the film features a re-record of The Delfonics “Ready or not”, produced by famed British record producer and Grammy-winner Al Shux.

The campaign also showcases the unmissable deals and thousands of exclusive products that Boots has on offer this summer, ensuring that whatever customers have planned, Boots has got them covered.

“After the last couple of years, we are more than ready for summer, and our campaign celebrates everything we love about the season. From summer holiday abroad to staycation and festival fun, Boots is here to help Brits make the most of moments, big and small.” Said Pete Markey, chief marketing officer at Boots UK.

This campaign also brings to the fore Boots’ brand positioning which launched earlier this year, With you. For Life. It is designed to highlight the purpose of the retailer to support its customers through every stage of their life.

“We wanted to celebrate the seasonal free-spirited pleasures that will energise people this summer, and who better to do that than Boots. We encapsulate this excitement with an iconic soundtrack, the kind that creates lasting memories” Said Sara Rose, executive creative director at VMLY&R.

The 60-second film was directed by award-winning British director Jake Nava, who is widely known for his work with artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Adele and Beyonce, and global brands such as Google and Levi’s.

The campaign kicks off during the launch of the new Love Island series on 6th June on ITV. Boots is the official beauty partner for the show for the second year running.

The campaign will leverage reactive, contextual display advertising with Mail Metro Media and smart use of data, targeting out of home screens based on lapsed audiences’ postcodes, allowing the campaign to respond to cultural moments and deliver engaging communications throughout the summer.

It will run across, TV, VOD and Cinema with additional Print, OOH, Radio, Social, Digital, Web, App and email executions, driving a fully integrated campaign.


For Boots:

Pete Markey: CMO

Helen Jeremiah: Director of Marketing

Rebecca Vittles: Marketing Manager

Creative Credits

Agency: VMLY&R

Chief Creative Officer: Laurent Simon

Executive Creative Director: Sara Rose

Senior Creative: Bilel Labjaoui, Charlie Hallam, Rachael Morris

Client Partner: Sam Philips-Grey

Programme Director: Leonie Chaudhry

Business Director: Alice Bunbury

Account Director: Sophie Walker

Account Executive: Charles Pendry/Stacy Cummins

Head of Strategy: Nic Howell

Associate Strategy Director: Adam McGlashan

Senior Strategist: Leonie Hondeborg

Executive Producer: Sally Miller

Producer: Eleanor Hardcastle

Production Assistant: Eva McAlpine

Designer: Vincent Dang/Ben Watts

Media Agency: MediaCom

Media Business Director: Arabella Blaikie

Media Senior Associate Director: Emma Brogden

Media Planning Account Director: Rachael Alston

Media Senior AV Director: Aimee Sheehan

Media AV Director: Bhavana Pillarisetti

Production Company: Cherry

Director: Jake Nava

Director of Photography: David Johnson

Executive Producer: Ben Cooper

Production Manager: Esther Rich

1st Assistant Director: Chris Kelly

Production Assistant: Scarlet Mayes, Scout De Wynter

Editing house: Bonch

Editor: Jarrett Fijal

Assistant Editor: Ethan Lachman

Producer: Jeff Weidemann

Post production company: GPS

Audio: Zak Kurtha

Editor: Nick Lofting

Head of Grade: Ben Rogers

Flame/VFX: Steve Miller and Mark Beardall

Producer: Annika Gustavsson


Producer: Al Shux

Writers: The Delfonics


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