COMEDY SPORT ADS
FULLER’S LONDON PRIDE BEER
BACKGROUND ON THE BRIEF
What better than a bunch of comedy sport videos to promote your sponsorship of the London Marathon? Especially when you’re the Official Beer Sponsor. The problem is most marathon runners have probably cut down their alcohol intake while they train. Here’s how we fixed that problem.
Marketing agency Ignis approached us with the concepts. Drawing on both our comedy and our sports video production experience we produced these 6 lovely little promos with them for Fuller’s London Pride.
THE APPROACH TO PRODUCTION
As usual, the first task was to comb through the scripts to look for glaringly expensive shots that were one-hit wonders. The first draft of the script and the storyboards is usually for the funny, not the budget. By the time you get to planning the video production then there are often some savings to be made. If a gag takes place in a stadium with 10,000 fans and would be just as funny somewhere easier and cheaper then there’s no point maxing out the budget.
Once we’d agreed on the way ahead we planned and shot the whole video advertisement in about 3 weeks from the first call to the first edit. We had a really great comedy director, a DoP who had a film on the homepage of Netflix that week and a rock-solid plan.
We produced 6 of these video sports ads altogether. We’ve included our 3 favourites here.
You can see the campaign results below but also check out our FleetMilne comedy viral video here.