Grey Vodafone Ireland 'Red Family Plan'

Vodafone Ireland promotes its 'Red Family' plan in latest campaign

The campaign was created by Grey

By creative salon

Grey London has launched a new campaign for Vodafone in Ireland to promote its 'Red Family' plan which allows customers to save money when they hold between three and six mobile, and now broadband accounts.

The campaign 'Red Family', which will run across TV, VOD, radio, OOH, print, digital and social media platforms, will run for seven weeks, starting at the beginning of September. It features two TV spots, which focus on relatable family moments – a dad taking his daughter to a boy band concert and a family listening to an excruciating home violin recital by their daughter. Both end with the strap line: 'We go through a lot to connect with our family.'

Shot by writer and director Max Sherman (who launched his career in film with the award winning But I’d Really Have To Kill You), the idea behind the campaign is that families invest in all sorts of funny, excruciating, difficult and generally unrewarding things to stay connected to each other, but Vodafone 'Red Family' gives them the rewards they deserve.

The new work is part of the wider initiative to become more customer focussed converged brand. By introducing broadband contracts to 'Red Family', this multi-contract value plan means more families (of all shapes and sizes) can access great savings.

The campaign by Grey London, follows up on its work for Vodafone Ireland last year, which also put family at the centre. Its 'Gigahome' ad was a touching film on a family staying connected, particularly when they needed each other most. Additionally, another spot that focussed on one of Vodafone’s many innovations, 'Secure Net', highlighted a service that provides tailored security online for family members.

Niall Reynolds, Senior Marketing Manager for Vodafone Ireland said: “Vodafone Ireland is pleased to announce that we have now added broadband to our popular Red Family plan, allowing more families across the country to save on their mobile and broadband bills. Grey London has brought this to life with humour and charm in our new campaign.”

David Wigglesworth, Executive Creative Director added: “As parents, we all know too well that we go through a lot to connect with our families. Whether it be sitting through bad musical renditions, 'are we there yet’s?', repetitive kids TV, squabbling, questionable music taste, soiled nappies… the list is endless. But in the end, it’s these experiences that bring us closer together. And now, thanks to Vodafone Red Family, you’ll also get rewarded for it. Big shoutout to the client for looking to explore observational humour and relatable human insights that feel true to the brand and to Somesuch and Max Sherman for bringing so much craft and passion to this project.”


Client: Vodafone Ireland

Head of Brand: Orla Nagle

Senior Marketing Manager: Niall Reynolds

Brand Manager Campaign Lead: Olivia Farrell

Brand Manager: Clare Cummins

Agency: Grey London

Chief Creative Officer: Laura Jordan-Bambach

Executive Creative Director: David Wigglesworth

Creative Directors: Chris Lapham & Aaron McGurk

Art Director & Copywriter: Liam Campbell & Cameron Sutherland

Planners: Fiona Keyte/Thomas Bunnell

Account Management: Ayesha Datoo/Kate Armishaw/Genevieve Jayasekera/Honor Munden

Agency Producer: Ant Borkett/Eden Hastings

Photographer: Liam Murphy

Director/ Production Co: Max Sherman/Somesuch

Producer: Elly Camisa

Editor: Saam Hodivala

Post Production: ETC

Sound Design: Munzie Thind

DoP: Pat Golan


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