Specsavers calls on the public to test their eye-sight in latest TV spot via Cummins&Partners

Should've gone to Specsavers_Cubby House.jpgSpecsavers has launched the newest instalment in the 'Should've Gone to Specsavers' ad series via Cummins&Partners, titled 'Cubby House'.

The new campaign includes an actual eye test that viewers can take part in from the comfort of their couch. Debuting yesterday on Chanel 7's Sunrise, with peak evening slots also running on Nine's The Voice, Specsavers is known to deliver wit and irreverence through its humorous advertising and the latest TVC is no exception.

Containing over 15 deliberate mistakes, Specsavers is calling on the public to test their sight and tell the eye care provider exactly how many errors they can detect, for a chance to take home their share of $15,000.

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Directed by Tim Bullock, who has brought us the much-loved Should've Gone to Specsavers ads 'Vet' and 'Bingo', 'Cubby House' tells a story that any seasoned home renovator or lover of The Block can empathise with.

In a true 'Should've' moment, the advertisement features a DIY dad on a mission to renovate the family's old cubby house and turn it into a magic princess dream castle for his daughters, only to discover he has decorated Lenny the dog's backyard kennel instead.

Says Sarah McInnes, marketing director, Specsavers: "The ad has been created to highlight the importance of sharp vision and if you can't spot any mistakes, it's time to visit your local Specsavers for an eye test.

"We found an innovative way to take the strength of our Should've Gone to Specsavers platform to a new level by creating an interactive, fun and engaging experience for young and old.

"Everyday mistakes that may come about if you need to get your eyes checked are showcased in a light-hearted way to encourage Australians to take better care of their eye health and book in for regular eye tests."

Cummins&Partners creative director, Chris Ellis says this could be the world's very first eye test in an advertisement.

Says Ellis: "With cash rewards for those with eagle eyes, it's the first ad people will want to watch on repeat. Even our editor didn't quite spot all the mistakes after being glued to the screen for several days. Suffice to say, he has since gone to Specsavers."

Adds McInnes: "Whether you're planning a home or backyard renovation, or you realise from watching our new ad that you in fact do need of a new pair of specs, these extra funds will come in handy for a lot of Australians."

The campaign rolls out across TV, online, social media and in over 376 stores across Australia and New Zealand.

To view the new Should've Gone to Specsavers ad and for your chance at the cash, simply visit www.specsavers.com.au/cubby-house. Three winners each week will take home $1,000 over five weeks.

Client: Specsavers Australia
Sarah McInnes, Marketing Director
Lisa Otterburn, Senior Campaign Manager
Sarah Bragg, Campaign Executive
Creative Agency: Cummins&Partners
CCO: Sean Cummins
CEO: Chris Jeffares
Creative Directors: Chris Ellis, Wendy Mace
Art Directors: Ben Horewood, Aaron Lipson
Copywriter: Michelle Canning
Head of TV: Chris Moore
Producer: Carol Sinclair
Group Account Director: Marnie McKenzie
Senior Account Director: Kyle Berns
Senior Account Manager: Christina Meurer
Account Manager: Dominique Grainger
Production Company: Scoundrel
Director: Tim Bullock
Executive Producer: Adrian Shapiro
Producer: Kate Gooden
Post Production: The Butchery + The Refinery
Producer: Freya Maddock
Colourist: Martin Greer
Online Artist: Eugene Richards
Sound: Risk Sound
Producer: Brodie Mattner
Engineer: Dylan Stephens

6 Comments

@two wrongs don't make a right said: said:

Pretty sure you missed the idea.

Shoulda gone to Specsavers.

PR PR PR said:

"The much-loved Should've Gone to Specsavers ads 'Vet' and 'Bingo', 'Cubby House'..."

made a career said:

out of directing the same spot for the last 12 years..

what are you muppets on said:

this is funny!

These aren't mistakes said:

It's called terrible continuity! That aside, it's still a rotten idea.

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