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Experian's Cheeky Credit Savvy Chameleon Helps People Make Better Financial Decisions

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BBH London brings the character to life to highlight the benefits of the credit comparison service

Experian's Cheeky Credit Savvy Chameleon Helps People Make Better Financial Decisions

Experian is encouraging people to ‘do Experian first’ before they ‘do credit’, in a new campaign from BBH, highlighting how the brand is guiding people and helping them to make better financial decisions. 

The ‘Do Experian First’ campaign highlights the benefits of using Experian as a credit comparison service, demonstrating how Experian can help consumers to find credit cards, loans and mortgages that are right for them. 

BBH brings to life in a brand new film, a chameleon that steers consumers towards better credit choices and is so keen to impart its credit wisdom, that it interrupts the most intimate of settings. One execution features a chameleon gate-crashing bath time, emerging from the bubbles on a sponge to the soundtrack of Rick Ross’ Hustlin, while a man relaxes and scrolls through credit card options on his phone. The chameleon declares ‘Here to help you bro’, before using its ballistic tongue to change the existing screen to one showing Experian’s credit card options. Ever eager to impart advice, the 30”-second spot ends with the chameleon hugging the side of a toilet bowl, waving the man’s toothbrush and saying: ‘remember to brush’’, before the reptile accidentally drops the toothbrush into the toilet. 

The campaign ends with the message: ‘Before you do credit cards, Do Experian first,’ reinforcing that in the current economic climate it’s more important than ever for people to find the right credit solutions for them. 

The campaign breaks across TV, radio and online, featuring a 30” spot on credit cards, with two further 30” spots focusing on mortgages and loans running from 12th October. 

Uche Ezugwu, creative director at BBH said, “The chameleon entering the stage to a Rick Ross soundtrack will hopefully put a smile on people’s faces while pointing them in the right direction for better deals on credit cards, loans and mortgages.”

Louise Nickson, chief marketing officer at Experian Consumer Services said, “Our friendly and helpful chameleon appears when people need him most, stopping them from sleepwalking into the wrong decisions and helping them find the best deal for them, reflecting how Experian can help consumers to make better financial decisions.”

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Chief Creative Officer: Alex Grieve

Executive Creative Director: Helen Rhodes

Creative Director: Uche Ezugwu

Creative: Oliver Short

Creative Jennifer Ashton

Designer: Anthony Jones

Strategy Director: Dean Matthewson

Senior Strategist: Iris Tse

Business Lead: James Rice

Senior Account Director: Sophie Waller

Account Manager: Ella McNicholas

Account Executive: Shannel Darko

Agency Producer: Ali Terrell

Media Buying Agency: PHD

Client team: Brea Thibodeau, Jack Jones, Nick Forsythe & Louise Nickson


Production Company: Arts & Sciences

Director: Adam & Dave

Editor: Stitch - Max Windows

Producer: Tom Farley

Post-Production Company: Rascal

Post Executive Creative Director: Andrew (Barnsley) Wood

Post Production Producer: James Beck

Audio Post-Production Company: Rascal - Aaron Taffel

Genres: Animation, People, Comedy, Dialogue

BBH London, Thu, 22 Sep 2022 13:59:02 GMT