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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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.
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.
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
OVO Energy Ltd, registered office 1 Rivergate Temple Quay Bristol, BS1 6ED, company no. 06890795 registered in England and Wales, VAT No. 100119879
Additional terms and conditions
Please see below for full terms and conditions on 33% renewable electricity, 3-5% interest rewards, exit fees and saving claims.
1Monthly cost - Representative monthly direct debit costs based on a non-economy-7, dual-fuel, medium user (3100 kWhs elec. and 12500 kWhs gas) paying in advance by direct debit, including online discount. All rates correct as of 2/3/2018, but may go up or down.
2Weekly cost - Representative weekly costs based on a non-economy-7, dual-fuel, medium user (3100 kWhs elec. and 12500 kWhs gas). All rates correct as of 22/11/2017, but may go up or down.
3Pay Monthly Savings claims: Saving based on the estimated annual cost of OVO Two year fixed tariff for a non-economy-7, dual-fuel, medium user (3100 kWhs elec. and 12500 kWhs gas) paying monthly in advance by direct debit, including online discount. Comparisons made against the average of the Big 6 standard variable tariffs with equivalent features. All rates correct as of 2/3/2018.“The Big 6” are British Gas, Scottish Power, SSE, Npower, E.ON and EDF.
4Pay As You Go Savings are based on the average estimated annual costs for new PAYG OVO customers quoted through the OVO website (based on household and/or consumption information provided by those customers), compared to their current supplier and tariff. Comparisons taken between 01/01/2016 and 11/10/16. Incl VAT. Actual savings may vary according to your current supplier or tariff, individual tariff options, household information, consumption and location.
We include almost twice as much renewable electricity as the national average: At least 33% of electricity in all of our tariffs comes from renewable sources. The national average, according to Ofgem as at March 2014 was 16.7%. For more information please visit this page.
33% of your electricity comes from renewable sources: 33% renewable electricity as standard as of 1st April 2015. Renewable electricity is generated from wind, solar, geothermal, wave, tidal, hydro, biomass, landfill gas, sewage treatment plant gas and biogas.
OVO Interest Rewards: Interest Rewards are paid on credit balances of customers paying by monthly Direct Debit. It is calculated at 3% in your first year, 4% in your second year and 5% in your third year (and every year thereafter) if you pay by Direct Debit. Interest Rewards are paid monthly based on the number of days you’re in credit and the amount left in your account after you’ve paid your bill. Full terms apply: https://www.ovoenergy.com/terms
95% of new customers save when switching to OVO: Savings based on the average estimated annual costs for all new OVO customers quoted through the OVO website, compared to their current supplier and tariff. Comparisons taken between 01/05/2016 and 11/10/16. Incl VAT.
94% of surveyed customers would recommend us: OVO conducted a survey of their customers in between 1st January 2016 and 15th April 2016. Out of 15,312 customers who responded, over 94% rated OVO 6+ when asked 'how likely would you be to recommend us to a friend and family, on a scale of 1 to 10.
uSwitch's Energy Supplier of the Year 2017: OVO energy was voted and awarded 'Energy Supplier of the year' and best for: Overall Customer Satisfaction, Most Likely to be Recommended, Value for Money, Best Deal for You, Customer Service, Billing Services, Energy Efficiency, Meter Services, Online Services, Green Services and Transfer Process. OVO Energy scored a 96% customer satisfaction score.
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