LONDON, UK – Independent creative agency St Luke’s has kicked off its first work for credit app, TotallyMoney with a TV & Online campaign that demonstrates how, with the right guidance and support, people can climb higher and reach their goals.
Recent TotallyMoney research found that 20 million adults are financially under-served, a figure which has grown by 50% in just six years – and this is who they’re building an app for. With a belief that customers’ data should work for them, not against them, the fintech provides almost five million customers with a free, live credit report, personalized alerts to highlight what might be holding them back, and tailored tips to help improve their score.
The new 30-second spot titled “You’ll totally get there” highlights TotallyMoney’s free credit report and personalised plans, with a narrative that sees people on a journey towards their financial goals — something that will resonate with many who are uncertain about where to start.
The three-month campaign will appear on TV, VOD and YouTube until end March 2023, with media planning and buying by Electric Glue.
The brightly colored painterly animation shows a variety of people, with different ambitions, embarking on their journey via metaphorical rope ladders and climbing up to their targets that rest in clouds. The soft pastel animation style is designed to be inviting and include all sorts of aspirations, encouraging people with the tag line “You’ll totally get there.”
Rebecca Shears, Chief Marketing Officer at TotallyMoney, commented on the spot: “At TotallyMoney we’re on a mission to help everyone move their finances forward. Our focus is on the 20 million UK adults who are otherwise overlooked and under-served by the financial services industry. We understand the needs of real people and the challenges facing them — and as part of our new brand focus, we’ll be telling human stories with a more emotive approach.
“The tone of this new campaign reflects TotallyMoney’s understanding of our customers and how they’re feeling in the current economic environment. It encapsulates the work we do by providing people with support and personalised plans to help them reach their financial goals, whatever they may be,” Rebecca concluded.
Al Young, Chief Creative Officer at St Luke’s, added: “Most campaigns in this sector suggest improving your credit score is a bit of fun. This is out of step with the real experience of trying to borrow affordably. TotallyMoney understands exactly what their customers are going through, and we set out to create a campaign that dramatized that. Lobo, our production partners, have created beautiful, painterly illustrations and animations that reflect the struggle of improving your credit score with both sensitivity and a sense of undimmed optimism.”
The new campaign is the first work from St Luke’s after winning the TotallyMoney business in July 2022, following a competitive pitch against three agencies.
Client Credits: Alastair Douglas – CEO
Rebecca Shears – CMO
Janice Tong Davies – Head of Product Marketing
Harshil Varsani – Head of Creative
Henry Keegan – Head of Customer Acquisition
Campaign Title: ‘You’ll Totally Get There’
Creative Agency: St. Luke’s
Chief Creative Officer: Al Young
Creative Partner: Julian Vizard
Art Director & Copywriting: Danny Jones, Jordan Morris
Agency Producer: Davina Hickson
Chief Strategy Officer: Dan Hulse
Agency Planner: Joanna Barnett
Business Director: Will Bright
Account Director: Claire Smith
Account Manager: Hope Shooter
Direction/Production Company: Mateus de Paula Santos @Lobo @Ground Control London
Producer: Michael Stanish, Su Constantine
Executive Producers: Loic François, Marie Dubois, Michael Stanish
Head of Production: Clara Morelli
Head of Post Production: Marcelo Barbosa
Head of CG: Fabio Shigemura
Team Coordinator: Rosangela Gomes, Cristiane Santos
Post Production Producer: Patricia Signorini
Storyboard: Fernando Heynen
Colour Script: Pedro Minho
Art Director: Felipe Jordnada
Concepts: Fabio Miraglia
Styleframes: Felipe Jordnada, Gabriel dos Anjos, Marcio Guerra
Editing: Patricia Signorini
CG Supervisor: Danilo Enoki
Previs 3D: Marcos Samia, Danilo Enoki
Modelling: Max Beggs
Lighting & Render: Annelise Campana, George Damiani
Texture: Ricardo Riamonde, Renan Takeshita
Rigging: Gabriel Nakata, Rafael Dias, Rafael Kendy Shiva
Simulation: Eduardo Dutra, Gabriel Acacio, Luiz Duarte
Lead Animation: Larissa Paz
Animation: André Lorenzini, Camila Xavier Fazolin,
Fellype de Oliveira, Gustavo Oes, Karina Chung
Leo Zitto, Michael Maron, Mendel Reis, Nicolás Taró
2D VFX: Gabriel dos Anjos, Marcio Guerra, Romulo Oliveira
Composition Leandro Pena
Colour Grading: Leticia Blanco, Nineteentwenty
Music Track: “My Way Up” by Molly Kate Kestner
Media: Electric Glue