powering home fans

British Gas Claims it's 'Powering Home Fans' For This Summer Of Sport

Working with agency partners T&Pm and OMD UK, the energy firm aims to make sure the nation is charged up ahead of the Euros, Olympics and Paralympic Games.

By Emma Vernon

British Gas aims to celebratee the summer of sport with its new campaign while claiming to play invaluable role in powering the UK’s sports-mad fans to help them enjoy the spectacle on TV.

Following its PeakSave campaign from last winter, this is the second instalment showcasing British Gas’ partnership with Team GB and ParalympicsGB, and this time it flips the focus from the athletes to show customers in their homes, being powered by British Gas as they enjoy the sporting action.

Delivered with agency partners T&Pm and OMD UK, the campaign launches during the Scotland v Germany Euros opener, with a 60-second TV film.

The spot opens on Team GB and ParalympicsGB superstars Tom Daley, Katarina-Johnson-Thompson and Alfie Hewett in front of what looks like the Eiffel Tower, before panning to reveal they’re in fact in front of Crystal Palace Tower in London. Sports commentators take viewers through the action as the film cuts around the UK, showing Brits excitedly getting ready to enjoy the summer of sport together. Ellie Simmonds makes a cameo appearance as the ultimate home fan, enjoying the action with her friends in true champion style.

Alongside TV, the multi-channel campaign celebrates the UK’s home fans across high-impact OOH, radio, press, digital and social, designed to reach the nation at large. To celebrate the partnership during this momentous summer of sport, British Gas will be giving away tickets to the Olympic and Paralympic Games through their social channels, customer communications and a partnership with Global radio across Heart and Capital.

Andy Freeman, marketing director, British Gas said: “The Olympic and Paralympic Games are the Brits’ favourite sporting events, and with almost 60% of the nation planning to watch the Games at home with family and friends, we wanted to showcase the unifying joy that sports can bring to people. We’re proud of the genuine impact our Team GB and ParalympicsGB partnership is already having in local communities across the UK, and we can’t wait to drive further positive change through this brilliant long-term partnership.

British Gas continues its mission to use the power of sport to drive positive change in communities by giving school children the chance to get a taste of the games. In a partnership with Heart FM, they’re running a competition for three schools to win a Games-themed sports day with special appearances from Team GB and ParalympicsGB stars and Heart radio presenters, building on the Get Set programme, launched in January, to reach 1m school children and families to educate and inspire on how we can get to Net Zero. With this and much more to come, British Gas are committed to making a positive difference in local communities across the UK.

Matt Moreland & Chris Clarke, group creative directors at T&Pm continued: “Think it’s fair to say the majority of us Brits won’t be going to Paris. Instead, we’ll be enjoying the Olympics and Paralympics from places like Preston or Plymouth. In this campaign we wanted to recognise that, by heroing all the home fans who'll be cheering Team GB and ParalympicsGB on from good old Blighty. And to also remind those preparing hundreds of burgers and quadruple screening all the events, that British Gas are always here to support them. Just in case they hit any hurdles during the games - such as a flipping power cut.”


Client: British Gas Chief

Customer Officer: Gary Booker

Marketing Director: Andy Freeman

Head of Group Marketing: Sam Taylor

Brand Strategy Lead: Kay Bourton

Head of Strategic

Brand Partnerships: James Corcoran

Media Lead: Alex Neary

Creative agency: T&Pm

CEO: Sarah Golding

CCO: Toby Allen

Managing Director: Sarah Clark

CSO: Simon Ringshall

Group Creatives

Directors: Matt Moreland & Chris Clarke

Creatives: Dan Dehlavi & Mika Alcock

Planning Director: Oli Waterstone

Business Director: Lucy Almond

Senior Account Director: Alex Addison

Senior Account Manager: Jemima McDougall

Head of Art Buying: Emma Modler

Senior Art Producer: Ellen Green

Head of Integrated Production: Charles Crisp

Senior Producers: Charlie Ebbs & Georgia Evert

Creative Producer: Ben Miller

Production Assistant: Carla Sandhu

Head of Art: Dan Beckett

Senior Designer: Phil Cook

Media agency: OMD

UK CEO: Laura Fenton

Chief Client Experience Officer: Kathryn DeKeyser

Managing Partner: Faye Gilman

Strategy Director: Lucy Adams

Executive Business Director: Sarah de Looze

Business Director: Chris Donnelly

Sport & Entertainment marketing agency: Fuse

Account Director: George Thorp & Danielle Barwick

Senior Account Manager: Scott Moore

Production Company: Stink Films

Director: Traktor Executive

Producer: Andrew Levine

Producer: Traktor

Director of Photography: Tim Mauruce Jones

Production Manager: Nurjan Nevzat

Production Designer: Poppy Luard Costume

Designer: Amy Albertine Andrew

Editor: Final Cut

Online: Magic Numbers

Post Production: Magic Numbers

Executive Producer: Anandi Peiris

2D Supervisor: Bevis Jones

Grade: Company 3

London Colourist: Jean-Clément Soret, Matthieu Toullet

Colour EP: Ellora Soret

Colour Producer: Kerri Aungle

Sound: Machine

Sound Designer: James Cobbold

VO Record: Patch Rowland

Audio EP: Rebecca Boswell

Photographer: Emily Stein

Agent: Wyatt Clarke-Jones

Stills Post Production: Curious


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