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
06 June 2022
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.
Pete Markey: CMO
Helen Jeremiah: Director of Marketing
Rebecca Vittles: Marketing Manager
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