Improving content performance for SSE
Highlight the role that fathers play in supporting their daughter’s football ambitions
As Women’s FA Cup sponsor for the coming 3 years, energy and utility company SSE wanted to increase awareness of women’s football and encourage women of all ages to get into the sport. Father’s Day provided an opportunity to launch the first film with a focus on the relationship between dads and daughters – a unique angle designed to broaden the appeal of the campaign.
In partnership with Synergy, SSE’s marketing agency, we were commissioned to create a series of films that featured female footballers at various stages of their career – from complete beginner to professional player. As well as keeping viewers engaged across their website and advertising network, each video also needed to encourage sharing in order to extend the influence of the campaign.
We are creating the content for the main site and for campaigns across the year. Further, the overall project has been designed to learn iteratively, with research on audience perception being carried out between the release of each film. The objective is to learn and improve that performance of each subsequent piece of content and to increasingly engage the audience across a range of measures.
Focus on recognisable family moments in telling each story
For the first film, we built a story that contrasted a piece of research for the PR team, on father’s typical lack of engagement with their daughters.
We also spotted another angle that we thought would make an interesting story to test within the film such that we’d see the results during post launch research – we focused on what we thought would be ‘recognisable family moments’, typical activities that whole families could relate to, and talk about.
Kelly Smith appears on Sky News for the launch of the campaign.
Dads and Daughters: Bernard and Kelly Smith
Engaging films that audiences rated as both emotive and motivational.
The “Dad’s taxi” concept was rated as one the audience’s favourite aspects of the film, and was the most commented part of the film on social media. 59% of viewers said that they would be likely to share or like the content on social media, and agreed that the stories reflected positively on SSE and their support of women’s football.
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