Happier Than You
July 15, 2012 by Screenmag
New work launches today for GEICO from The Martin Agency. The premise of the campaign: Folks that save money on their car insurance sure are happy. But how happy?
Happier than Gallagher in a farmer’s market.
Happier than Christopher Columbus with speedboats.
Happier than a Slinky on an escalator.
The campaign answers, "How happy are they?" via singing duo Jimmy and Ronny and scenarios that show people who are over-the-top-happy due to where they are or what they are experiencing.
The campaign launches tonight with the spot “Farmer’s Market,” featuring comedy legend Gallagher. And later that evening, he is slated to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman.
More spots will roll out in the coming months, as this storyline joins the Gecko Journey campaign and several others concurrently running for GEICO.
Executive Creative Director: Joe Alexander
Group Creative Director: Steve Bassett
Creative Director: Wade Alger
Art Director: Sean Riley
Copywriter: Ken Marcus
Agency Executive Broadcast Producer: Molly Souter
Agency Producer: Samantha Tucker
Agency Junior Producer: Emily Taylor
Group Managing Director: Chris Mumford
Account Director: Liz Toms
Senior Account Executive: Parker Collins
Senior Project Manager: Susan Karns
Strategic Planner: Melissa Cabral
Group Talent Director: Suzanne Wieringo
Senior Integrated Production Business Manager: Amy Trenz
Production Company: O Positive
Director: Jim Jenkins
Director of Photography: Ottar Gudnason
Executive Producer/Line Producer: Ralph Laucella
Production Supervisor: Fran Borden
Editorial Company: Mackenzie Cutler
Editor: Ian Mackenzie
Editorial Sr. Producer: Sasha Hirschfeld
Editorial Producer: Tatiana Vasquez
Assistant Editor(s): Kristy Faris
VFX: The Mill
VFX Shoot Supervisor: Randy McEntee
Executive Producer: Jo Arghiris
VFX Producer: Camila De Biaggi
Colorist: Fergus McCall
2D Lead Artist: Randy McEntee
3D Lead Artist: Christian Nielsen
3D Team: Ruben Vandebroek, Sam Crees, Yarim Machado
2D Assist: Patrick Mahoney
Audio Post Company/Sound Design: Rainmaker Studios
Engineer: Jeff McManus
Music: “Happier Than” theme song by Adam Schlesinger
Principal Actors in spot: “Farmer’s Market”- Gallagher- Leo Gallagher as himself
Voiceover talent: Andrew Anthony – Announcer VO