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The Public House Rolls Out New Campaign for FBD Insurance

The Public House has launched a new campaign for FBD Insurance to promote the company’s car, home and farm insurance products.

The new campaign is the latest iteration of FBD’s brand platform, “Support. It’s what we do,” which was first developed by the agency back in 2019 and it will run across TV, digital, social and radio throughout 2023.

According to FBD, most insurance shoppers consider less than three insurers at renewal time, so being top of mind is incredibly important for such brands. In a highly competitive category, it’s tough to gain cut-through and get onto that shortlist without outspending.

“This highly distinctive campaign showcases the breadth of our product offering whilst building on our platform of support. We’re delighted with the end result and are looking forward to an exciting 2023,” says Sharon Treanor, head of marketing for FBD Insurance.

“Knowing that people only think about their insurance when it comes to renewal time, the core focus for this campaign was to create something really memorable to stand out against the formula of the category,” says Sarah Walsh, head of strategy, The Public House:

According to Walsh, the creative crux of this campaign uses a simple insight – although FBD has been a household name for over 50 years, many still don’t know what the acronym stands for. Rather than reveal the answer to that riddle, the campaign uses that thought to tell a new story about support.

“That lack of knowledge creates a fun place for FBD’s new campaign to inhabit, while also setting up a satisfactory response. FBD stands for support. Support for home and business owners, support for drivers and support for farmers. That support takes the form of offers, deals, savings and aftercare. The campaign employs humour as a creative device, one of the most effective techniques for driving engagement and memorability for brands, albeit one that is used less and less often these days,” she adds.

According to Mikey Curran, associate creative director at The Public House: “This new campaign for FBD is unmistakably theirs. Nobody else in the category could run, nor emulate it. It’s a truly ownable distinctive device that we think will last the test of time. When your insurance is next up for renewal, we believe three letters will spring to mind. They will for us anyway, we now see the world in potential FBD acronyms.”


Client team: FBD Insurance
Head of Marketing: Sharon Treanor
Marketing Manager, Brand, Communications & Sponsorship: Brian Healy
Senior Marketing Manager: Nicola Ging
Agri Marketing & Events Lead: Mary B. Dunphy
Agency team: The Public House
Executive Creative Director: Colin Hart
Associate Creative Directors: Mikey Curran, Paddy O’Mahoney
Art Director: Danny Cullen
Head of Strategy: Sarah Walsh
Managing Director: Catrióna Campbell
Business Director: Natalie Hopkins
Senior Account Manager: Rebecca Mullen
Agency Producer: Laura Cronin
Production credits: Abstraction Pictures
Director: Lorcan Hynes
Producer: Simon Doyle
Production Coordinator: Maeve Kenny
DOP: Aidan Gault
Editor: Rob Hegarty
Production Designer: Joe Fallover
Sound Recordist: Rob Moore
Gaffer: Darragh Scott
1st AD: Craig Kenny
3rd AD: Eamonn Cawley
Focus Puller: JJ Sullivan
2nd AC: Gosia Zur
Hair & Makeup: Barbara Conway
Stills Photography: Mark Duggan
Wardrobe: Sinead Lawlor
Location: Grant Bobbet
VFX Supervisor: Andy Clarke & Kevin O’Brien
SFX: Team FX
Grip: John Foster & Adam Tsan
Grip/Precision Driver: Gary Greenberg
Sound Studio: Scimitar Sound
Sound Engineer: Dean Jones
Post Producer: Jen Connolly @ Penco Post
Post Production: Outer Limits
Post producer Outer Limits: Sarah Caragher
Grade: Gary Curren
Flame Rory Gavin
Media agency: PHD
Managing Director: Gemma Teeling
Group Client Director: David Scott-Lennon
Strategy Director: Casey Malone
Account Director: Shane McCaul
Account Manager: Nicola White

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