Unibet encourages punters to 'back themselves' in latest TVC launch via Leo Burnett Sydney

Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 7.43.16 am.jpgUnibet Australia has launched its first piece of work since Leo Burnett Sydney was awarded the business earlier this year. The campaign moves Unibet away from the typical Australia larrikin-style betting ads, and instead Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 7.43.48 am.jpgspeaks to a far more serious betting audience.
The "Back Yourself" campaign is an ode to the serious punters of the world, for those who love, live and breathe sport, and enjoy the thrill that betting adds to the viewing experience. It's for those who treat punting as a passion and a hobby rather than just a fun thing to do with mates at the pub.

The campaign launches with TV that is currently on air with 30"s and 15"s now running across Free and Pay TV, and a 60" brand spot to be played at Pirtek Stadium, just in time for the World Cup and Wimbledon.
Says Patrik Andersson, general manager Unibet Australia: "We chose Leo Burnett as our partner due to their strategic understanding of our key target market and their appreciation of our need to differentiate ourselves from our competitors. The back yourself campaign certainly positions Unibet in a league of its own and we believe that it brings the brand to life in a way that will really make an impact in the market."
Says Andy DiLallo, chief creative officer Leo Burnett Sydney: "We felt it was about time a betting company broke the mould and recognised the more serious punters in Australia who, until now, had no voice in the market. Thankfully, Unibet bravely shared our vision."
Client: Unibet
Patrik Andersson - General Manager
Ryan Foster - Head of Marketing
Agency: Leo Burnett Sydney
Chief Creative Officer - Andy DiLallo
Creative Group Heads - Brendan Donnelly & Guy Futcher
Planner - Luke Atkinson, Mathieu Dauner
Managing Director - Peter Bosilkovski
Business Director - Tom O'Connor
Producer - Renata Barbosa
Production Company - The Sweet Shop
Director - Noah Marshall
Producer - Tony Whyman
Managing Director - Wilf Sweetland
Executive Producer  - Edward Pontifex
DOP - John Toon
Editor - Tim Mauger
Post Production  Method Studios
Sound - Song Zu


Bullshit Meter said:

All betting advertising is obscene. Discuss.

Nice said:

Nice copy and nice direction

Serious said:

This is just utter horse manure!

Crosses the line... said:

This should be illegal. In what way is this adhering to the responsible gambling codes of Australia?

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