Sky Broadband Ultrafast Engine Creative

Engine Creative 'Blows Up' Minions In The Latest Sky Broadband Ultrafast Ad

The campaign runs across TV, VoD, Radio and OOH, with landmark DOOH and special builds

By Creative Salon

To celebrate the launch of Sky’s fastest broadband package yet, Ultrafast Plus, Sky Broadband and Engine Creative has designed a new campaign in which Minions are literally blown away by the epic speed of Sky Broadband Ultrafast Plus, with speeds now 10x faster than standard fibre broadband.

Across the campaign, minions are seen struggling to keep up with the new Ultrafast speeds. The TV spot shows the Minions approach a laptop, ready to take on Ultrafast speeds but as they open it, they and their dungarees are comically blown away by the sheer speed of Sky Broadband Ultrafast Plus.

The campaign runs across TV, VoD, Radio and OOH, with landmark DOOH and special builds. Plus a heavy-weight disruptive digital plan.

The 30” hero TV spot and radio break on August 6th, followed by nationwide OOH on August 9th and special builds from the Aug 23.

Special build OOH includes a hijack of a fake Westfield ad in which a minion’s dungarees land on a fashion model’s face, and another ad where the dungarees land in a nearby bush in the shopping centre itself - having been blown off by the sheer speed and force of the new broadband offering.

Dave Stratton, marketing director, Sky Broadband, comments: “New Sky Ultrafast Broadband has such epic speeds, giving everyone that Ultrafast Feeling. Our campaign is designed to feel as disruptive as our new game-changing speeds will feel to broadband customers across the UK, and to inject a sense of humour and fun to the market at a time we all sorely need it.”

Ed Norrington, client managing director, Engine, adds: “Broadband providers often talk about bigger and better speeds. But Sky Broadband’s new offering isn’t just another speed guarantee - it delivers speeds ten times faster than standard fibre. It’s a gamechanger for households who have had to put up with slow providers and average speeds. At long last there is a provider that can handle a whole household’s broadband use. Rather than labouring the point, we wanted to illustrate it in an irreverent way which majors on the Minions’ sense of fun and adventure.”


Creative Director: Chris Ringsell

Art Director: Jim Fairburn

Copywriter: Scott Vaux Nobes

Account Team: Ed Norrington, Kat Thompson, Megan Seaby

Strategy Team: Gen Kobayashi, Alpesh Patel

Agency Producer: El Sanz

Project Director: Louise Lewis

Director/Production Co: Illumination, Universal

Media planning/buying: Media Com


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