Wavemaker Develops an Exhilarating Brand-First Partnership for Original Source

Wavemaker Manchester, PZ Cussons agency, developed a unique campaign with Channel 4, Monkey and UNILAD, the depth of which is a first for the brand.

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Placing a specific focus on TV, VOD and social media, Wavemaker, identified Made in Chelsea as one of the highest indexing programmes for Original Source’s target audience of ‘Experiential Explorers’ and quite literally, scoured the continent – from Croatia to Cornwall, to ‘source’ influential talent that would resonate.

Under the campaign strapline #PackMoreIn, Wavemaker recruited key characters, Sam Thompson, Ollie Locke and Olivia Bentley, from the award-winning E4 show to create bespoke content that would resonate with the target audience’s passion points; all the while demonstrating the exhilarating shower experience this particular product offers and encouraging the audience to ‘pack more’ into their lives.

A contextual 30-second TV ad was shot on the shores of Croatia where the Made in Chelsea summer series is taking place, will run across a cherry-picked TV schedule within Made in Chelsea: Croatia ad breaks.

Showcasing the fun that can be had with foam, the ad is supported with a 90-second video that will go live on the UNILAD Facebook page. This not only shows stunt artists jumping onto a giant, inflatable bottle but also highlights a unique partnership with Alton Towers; harnessing the adrenaline rush felt from riding the park’s newest roller-coaster - Wicker Man, and promoting a competition to ride it with Sam Thompson, Josh Pattison, and James Dunmore, who will share across their own social feeds for maximum exposure.

Isobel Mooney, Business Director at Wavemaker Manchester, said: “The team at Wavemaker were excited to create this adrenalin-fueled partnership on behalf of Original Source. Finding great collaborators in E4 and NBCUniversal International Studios made for a fun process and we’re looking forward to the campaign providing a memorable series of moments that influences the Original Source purchase journey.”

Diana Griffiths, European Head of Brand at PZ Cussons, said: “We love that nothing about the campaign is an off-the-shelf solution. With Wavemaker, we have worked tirelessly to incorporate Original Source into the lives of our audience. By partnering with brands and talent that this audience enjoy listening to and watching and collaborating with the social platforms they consume, we have created content to entertain and bring them into the heart of our brand. It’s very exciting, it’s very fun and the level of such, is a first for Original Source.”

The campaign will run for six weeks from 5th August across E4, Channel 4’s on demand platform All 4, and Facebook and Instagram.


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