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Highlights

  • Emotive script development
  • Working with a celebrity presenter
  • Film picked up by UKTI to represent the UK
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1. Situation, Solution, and Impact

A Battle Cryfor Lancashire

Marketing Lancashire, the arm of Lancashire County Council responsible for Lancashire on the international map, came to us looking for a film that would make people proud, and businesses outside of the county want to get involved.
Challenges

When Marketing Lancashire launched their ambassador programme to encourage inward investment into the county, they needed a tub-thumping, inspiring video that would work online and at events, that was as shareable and engaging as it was captivating and emotive.

The video needed to instil pride in the county, and ultimately, to encourage people to brag about just how great Lancashire is.

They'd secured support from Lancashire-born national Cricket hero and TV star Freddie Flintoff, and wanted to use him to highlight Lancashire's best bits.

Solution

With Freddie, and a county we love in mind, we set to work on planning, constantly asking ourselves how the film would make people feel.

With the storyboard in place, we turned to the scripting, creating a gripping and exhilarating speech that weaved in all the great and wonderful things Marketing Lancashire wanted us to shout about, and that leaned heavily on their “We Are Lancashire” wider marketing campaign, all with longevity in mind: the script needs to work just as much next month, next week, next year, as it does now.

When it came to filming, we took over an entire TV studio; we had the backdrops custom created to give us a dramatic “blackout” feel, we directed wardrobe and make-up to make sure we had the right look for Freddie, and we directed the lighting and shot lists.

From here, we drew custom aminated graphics to bring Freddie’s words to life, and underpinned it all with a soundtrack that grew along with the delivery.

Impact

The video captivates audiences at live events, talks and award shows on a regular basis. It’s been shared online thousands upon thousands of times and it’s generated heaps of positive chatter about the county, on and offline.

The feedback we received for the video was so incredible that schools in the local area recreated the video off their own back, using their pupils in Freddie’s place.

Not only is the video being used to represent Lancashire, but the UKTI have used it to promote the country internationally.

Now, if that’s not tub-thumping, we don’t know what is.

2. Creative
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Image shows Freddie Flintoff in Marketing Lancashire's promotional video
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