See the Other Side of Beckham and Neymar in This Launch Spot for OTRO
OTRO, the new digital fan club created by the world’s greatest footballers, has launched this week around the globe with a marketing campaign from Havas UK. OTRO enables the stars of the modern game to connect with their fans, telling personal stories through short form content and feature length shows, interviews and documentaries that shine a light on their lives away from the pitch.
The launch spot, directed by Hungry Man's Hank Perlman, if a 60-second film depicting the ‘other side’ of the players’ lives. It will be promoted through the players’ social media channels – reaching a potential organic audience of approaching one billion – and paid social across regions including Spain, Italy, France, Germany, the UK, Brazil, Argentina, the USA, Mexico, Indonesia, Turkey and Egypt.
The star-studded spot features nine of OTRO’s 17 founding players in a range of scenarios off the pitch – from David Beckham working in his office to Lionel Messi getting a suit fitted, Neymar Jr playing the piano, Dele Alli gaming and the flamboyant Benjamin Mendy, resplendent in Tricolore swimming shorts, dancing in his hot tub.
It ends on Zinedine Zidane, who slams his book shut, fixes the camera with a steely gaze, and says just one word: ‘OTRO’ – Spanish for ‘other’. It also introduces OTRO’s strapline: ‘See our other side. Join our other club’. As well as the film, Havas has been responsible for strategy and comms, media and event planning around the launch of the platform.
Mark Whelan, Chief Creative Officer, Havas UK, says: “Literally a once a lifetime opportunity to work with a start-up unlike any other. The whole Havas Village jumped in fearlessly with our excellent clients at OTRO to help make this miraculous thing happen.”
Spencer McHugh, OTRO CMO, adds: “Our launch campaign perfectly tells the story of what OTRO is about - connecting the greatest footballers in the world with their fans, and revealing the personalities behind the players.”
Creative Agency: Havas London
Planner: Paul Whitehead
Producer: Joseph Ogunmokun
Executive Creative Director: Ben Mooge
Chief Creative Officer: Mark Whelan
Account Management: Jonny Keys
Digital Director: Mark Davis
Head of Production: Patrick Cahill
Account Director: Jessica Taylor
Creatives: John Ogunmuyiwa
Assistant Producer: Sihle Khuzwayo
Managing Partner: Gareth Davies
Media Agency: Havas Media
Media (In House): Nick Oram, Andrew Gibbens & Jamie Cobb
Production Company: Hungry Man
Executive Producer: Matt Buels & Ben Roberts
Director: Hank Perlman
DOP: Mott Hupfel
Producer: Stephen Johnson
Editor: Art Jones & Hasani Franke
Post Production / VFX
Post Production Company: The Mill
Composer: Lokate featuring Doctor & Bay C
Sound Company: Factory