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OVO champions renewables in biggest and most provocative ad campaign to date

  • ‘Power your life differently’ campaign launches to inspire people to embrace renewable energy in the face of climate change

London, 5 March 2018 OVO Energy, the UK’s largest independent energy supplier with more than 850,000 customers, today launches its biggest and most provocative advertising campaign: ‘Power your life differently’. 

The integrated campaign created by Uncommon Creative Studio aims to encapsulate OVO Energy’s spirit and mission of ‘positive energy since 2009’, helping people to understand that they can safeguard our environmental future by powering their lives with renewable energy. 

The film and print ads showcase bold, provocative illustrations of unstoppable renewable sources as a credible solution to the fossil fuel problem, juxtaposed against the protestations of climate change deniers. Rather than tell people to use less energy, the thought-provoking creative aims to empower people to join OVO Energy in its quest to create a sustainable energy system, by signing up or switching to renewable electricity. 

The campaign debuts with a powerful film that features the everyday appliances that make up our daily lives. The appliances are plugged into the earth as a metaphor to show that renewable energy could power our world. Whilst the televisions on the beach feature climate change deniers, these are rebutted by the iconic call-to-arms ‘Get Mad’ speech from the film Network, which becomes a rousing and provocative voice for change. The film is set to thrash metal band Slayer’s most famous track ‘Raining Blood’.

Sarah Keegan, Brand Director, OVO Energy, said: “At OVO Energy we’ve always focused on creating the energy system of the future - one that puts people and the planet first. And that future is going to be defined by renewable energy. This thought-provoking campaign is just the start of OVO Energy empowering our customers to power their lives differently. By choosing to join us or add renewable electricity to their energy plan, we want to raise awareness that together we can all start to be part of the long-term solution. The more we come together, the bigger change we’ll see in powering our lives without ruining the planet.”

The integrated campaign will launch across TV; VOD; online film; OOH; press; digital; social, BTL and PR. The campaign will feature on TV channels including ITV1, Channel 4, and a mix of key stations to drive mass awareness, including hero slots in Homeland, Marcella and Endeavour to encourage conversation in UK media and across social media. The campaign will run until mid-April 2018.  The media agencies include The Specialist Works (TV, OOH and VOD) and Periscopix (digital).

Nils Leonard, Founder and Chief Creative Officer Uncommon, comments: “This campaign is a bold, optimistic and positive encapsulation of what OVO Energy is all about. Being environmentally conscious isn’t fringe anymore. Being conscious is the smart choice, and one we can make in every moment of our lives; we wanted everyone who sees the ads to recognise they have the power to make a change. The creative treatment is provocative and the metal soundtrack sets the tone for a commanding and unconventional film from a company in the energy sector. ”

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Media contacts:

OVO Energy media contact:
Teneo Blue Rubicon
e: ovo@teneobluerubicon.com 
t: +44 207 260 2700

Uncommon media contact:
Lara Leventhal
e: lara.leventhal@visiblepr.co.uk
m: +44 7920 177703


About OVO Energy
OVO Energy is the largest independent energy supplier in Britain. Founded in 2009 by entrepreneur Stephen Fitzpatrick, OVO Energy redesigned the energy experience to be fair, effortless, green and simple for all customers. Today OVO Energy is a progressive energy company that serves more than 850,000 retail energy customers, striving to deliver more abundant clean energy for everyone.

About Uncommon
Uncommon Creative Studio was founded in September 2017 by Nils Leonard, Lucy Jameson and Natalie Graeme. It is a creative studio building brands that people in the real world actually wish existed, either by partnering with the world’s most ambitious brands or creating their own.

Production Credits
Uncommon Creative Studio
Director, Andreas Nilsson @ Biscuit
Post Production, Wes @ The Mill
Editor, Ben Campbell @ Cut and Run
Sound, Aaron Reynolds @ Wave
Licensing, David Born @ Born Licensing and Dominic Bastyra @ Wake the Town
Illustrator, Edel Rodriguez

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