A lively campaign to encourage visits
Deliverables: Campaign concept / Design direction / Visual assets / Digital advertising
Shakespeare’s Globe was launching a new exhibition and tour, offering visitors to London the chance to explore and experience a unique piece of England's history. As a working theatre, with a rich historical and cultural past, visits are not just a learning experience, but also a fun and engaging one. Our challenge to bring the theatre to life, with a multi-channel creative campaign, enticing audiences to visit and discover the Globe for themselves.
Our approach was to get 'up close' to the people leading the tours and telling the stories. Our insight came from drawing parallels between Shakespeare's day and modern culture, when the South Bank was a type of 'Elizabethan Las Vegas'.
We created the campaign around key stories drawn from the exhibition and tour, for example: how Shakespearian audiences throwing apples at actors was like a modern day reality TV voting off; and how Elizabethan London's theatre entertainment was as popular as today's box sets. These and other stories were brought to life in advertising that used vivid colour, mixed-media imagery and dynamic media.
increase in bookings during the campaign