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Alec Baldwin stars in ads for BT mobile

Press release   •   Jun 02, 2016 10:32 BST

Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor and producer, Alec Baldwin, is to star in BT’s latest “behind the scenes” advertising campaign, which will promote BT Mobile.

The TV campaign, which airs on Friday 3 June, will be supported by out of home and digital ads featuring Alec Baldwin in different locations around the country. There will be regionalised versions for London, Manchester and Birmingham as well as cinema, radio and social media activity.

The latest instalment of the “behind the scenes” campaign, created by Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, aims to be an entertaining parody of the advertising process and looks deeper into the world of marketing. The new campaign follows other successful ads in the series featuring Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Rebel Wilson and Ewan McGregor.

BT Mobile customers can get online with 4G and wi-fi in more places than with any other mobile provider. It is so good, the fictional BT clients claim, that it stands comparison with something that is highly celebrated worldwide.

The claim that the marketers put to the test is that BT Mobile’s 4G and wi-fi is: “As good as Alec Baldwin’s dramatic delivery”.

A sceptical Alec Baldwin is not so sure, so he sets out to test the network for himself, to determine whether he can indeed get online in more places with BT Mobile.

After conducting his own tests around the country, Alec concludes that he did get online in more places, and that BT Mobile 4G and wi-fi is in fact: “As good as Alec Baldwin’s dramatic delivery”.

Alec Baldwin said: “Check me out in the next ad for BT Mobile. I loved spending time filming in the UK, especially meeting the sheep!”

Dan Ramsay, BT Consumer marketing director, said: “We wanted to bring to life just how good BT Mobile’s 4G and wi-fi coverage is. We understand that getting online where they need to, really matters to our customers. Viewers will be entertained watching Alec in everyday British settings where he will use his talent to speak in a dramatic way about ordinary things. He has such a great delivery– whether it’s his pauses or his intonation, he has a way of making anything sound dramatic. He could read out the BT Phone Book and leave you wanting more.”

BT’s new ad campaign coincides with the company launching new pay monthly mobile phone contracts with the latest phones in a move that will expand its presence in the consumer mobile market.


Notes to editors

For more information about BT Mobile visit: www.bt.com/mobile.

CREDITS
Creative Agency:Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO
Creative Director:Paul Brazier
Copywriter:Dan Warner
Art Director:Andy Vasey
Agency Planner:David MurrayPippa Morris
Agency Account Man:Ben WilkinsonAnna CovellRachel Lovibond

Emma Stafford

Agency TV Producer:Yvonne ClaytonCharlie Thacker
Agency Print Producer: Kirstie Johnstone
Media Agency:Maxus
Media Planner:Marc AdamsJames Williams
Production Company:Biscuit
Director:Jeff Lowe
Production Co. Producer:Toby Courlander
Photographer:Norbert Schoerner
Editor:Sam Hodivala, Work
Post-production Company:The Mill
Audio Post-production:Wave

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