Leaky Udders Shouldn't Milk Your Car Insurance in Campaign for Ratesdotca
There are far more exciting things in life than shopping around for car insurance. In fact, a recent Leger survey conducted on behalf of RATESDOTCA found that 77 per cent of insurance policyholders in Ontario, Canada’s largest province, didn’t compare car insurance rates in the past 12 months. RATESDOTCA wants to change that by letting Canadians know that there is a better way to shop for insurance – and stop getting milked.
RATESDOTCA, in collaboration with its creative agency Zulu Alpha Kilo, launched their first brand campaign and new brand platform, “Don’t Get Milked” to wake up Canadians from their complacency and take a more active role in finding the right insurance policy while getting a great rate. Shoppers can save an average of $676* a year when they compare car insurance quotes from top providers via RATESDOTCA.
“Most Ontario drivers don’t actively think about their car insurance each year, and don’t realize they could be saving hundreds by comparing rates. We want people to shop their car insurance on a more regular basis to ensure they are getting the best rate,” says Leonie Tait, Vice President, Marketing at RATESDOTCA. “In working with Zulu Alpha Kilo, we were able to land on a brand platform and campaign that is unique, ownable, and will ultimately help Canadians make better insurance and money decisions.”
The core executions of the campaign all have one thing in common – an udder that visually represents the notion of “getting milked.” The TV and online video campaign focus on a woman who visits a mechanic because she thinks she’s having car trouble. The real issue? A sack of udders hanging from underneath her car – the consequence for never comparing insurance rates, and a living metaphor for getting milked on her car insurance.
“We know insurance can be a dry subject and that most Canadians can be complacent about their automobile insurance renewal,” says Zak Mroueh, founder and chief creative officer at Zulu Alpha Kilo. “We knew we had to do something that would breakthrough and get the attention we were looking for. We landed on a very clear, but extremely memorable way of getting Canadians to think about their car insurance and realize that they might be overpaying.”
The creative platform launch was supported by digital and printed OOH boards. Consumers can expect to see a “Don’t get milked on car insurance.” highway board with a set of 3D udders hanging off the bottom. Digital boards will even help drivers avoid getting milked on parking and gas by displaying the most affordable local parking lots and gas stations.
To round out the campaign, a soothing Sam Elliot-esque voice narrates a radio ad about a “freshly-milked Jeff” – an oblivious car owner who doesn’t realize he’s getting milked on car insurance. Social and digital executions highlight which cities in the GTA are the most milked and target specific audiences who could benefit from savings on their car insurance rate like new car owners.
The TV and social videos were directed by Francois Lallier, through Untitled Films. Post-production was handled by Zulubot. Media planning and execution was handled by OMD. The core campaign is expected to run until June 30, 2021, with digital and social assets running until the end of 2021.
Client: RATESDOTCA Group Ltd.
Agency: Zulu Alpha Kilo
Chief Creative Officer: Zak Mroueh
Group Creative Director: Ian Simpson, Catherine Allen
Art Director: Michael Siegers, Manali Kulkarni
Writer: Jonah Flynn, Dylan Verwey
Designer: Ryan Booth, Vince Rozas, Stephanie Yung, Omar Morson, Zoe Kim
Account Team: Lisa Sousa, Nina Bhayana, Chris Rosario
Strategic Planner: Tim Hopkins
Clients: Igal Mayer, Leonie Tait, Flora Cheung, Lydia Ku
Agency Producer: Revital Grunberg, Houng Ngui
Media Agency: OMD
Media Team: Garrett Mitchell, Christine Wilson, Peter Venus, Alston Lobo, Ben Aydin, Arthur Hsueh, Dwayne Mataseje
Production House: Untitled Films
Executive Producer: Peter Davis
Line Producer: Kelly King
Director: Francois Lallier
DOP: Francois Gamache
Casting Director: Steven Mann Casting
Post Production: Zulubot
Editor: Max Lawlor, Jessie Posthumus
Online Artist: Alex Boothby
Post Producer: Mariya Guzova
Transfer House: Alter Ego
Colourist: Eric Whipp
Producer: Jane Gearrah
Music House: Eggplant
Audio Director: Adam Damelin
Sound Design: Peter Pacey
Producer: Nicola Treadgold
Engineer: Dan Horton, Ben Spiller
Studio Artists: Pavel Petrycki, Jenny McCracken
Developer: Kyle Collins
Category: Finance , Insurance