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Start Up Agency Fabula Creates New Work For William Hill

William Hill begins 2013 with a humorous campaign created by start-up agency Fabula. The TV and print campaign is Fabula's first work for the UK's biggest bookmaker since winning the account in October 2012.

The strategy is new and created in collaboration with The London Strategy Unit. It brings to life the fact that as the UK's biggest and most trusted bookmaker — William Hill people are full of passion and knowledge of the subject and betting.

The TV campaign consists of a series of ads depicting what it might be like inside William Hill, the Home of Betting. The films give an insight into how dedicated and knowledgeable William Hill is about all sport and betting. Two ads primarily focus on football and horse racing, followed by four ads that push particular offers.

Three main characters feature in the ads – a manager, a trader, and a ‘mobile’/tech expert. The characters and colleagues are as passionate about sport as the viewers and suggest they “unleash your mobiles” and “fire up your ipads”, encouraging betting fans to download the William Hill app and bet online. A horse that finds its way into the office even has its name – “Download the app” – emblazoned across its horse blanket.

Each film ends with new William Hill strapline “You know where to come. William Hill, the Home of Betting”. The spots were directed by Peter Lydon, of production company 76 Ltd.

Says Yan Elliott and Luke Williamson, Fabula founders: “We are very excited to have created this new campaign for William Hill. Since winning the business less than three months ago we have created a series of seven ads straight out of the traps!”

Kristof Fahy, CMO, William Hill plc, adds: “I have always admired the work of Yan and Luke and with this campaign they continue to show the talent that they have. They quickly understood that it's the people and our passion that makes William Hill the UK's number one and have brought that to life through the new campaign.”

Client: Kristof Fahy, CMO, William Hill
Creative Ad Agency: Fabula
Creative Directors: Yan Elliott, Luke Williamson
Art Director: Luke Williamson
Copywriter: Yan Elliott
Agency producer: Tania Kane
Planning: London Strategy Unit
Photographer: Mat Holyoak
Director: Peter Lydon
Producer: Cathy Hood
DOP: Lukas Strebbel
Production company: 76 Ltd
Editor: Spencer Ferszt
Editing company: Marshall Street Editors
Post production: The Mill
Sound design: Wave

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