Filled With Wonder

Our challenge was to help Edinburgh Gin stand out and stand above a sea of hundreds of craft gins and cheap flavoured imitators. Edinburgh Gin only ever uses natural flavours. Yet it struck us that conversely, our discerning target consumers live much of their lives through a synthetic phone screen. So, what if we all paused? Just for a moment. And appreciated the wonder of the world around us.

Edinburgh Gin
Edinburgh Gin, filled with wonder

We took that idea and amped it up, creating a captivating TV spot that carries the viewer on a non-stop journey through the world of Edinburgh Gin. From a field of flowers that seamlessly transforms into the dress of a Northern Soul dancer, to a statuesque rhubarb forest that leads to a magical glimpse of our home city. Then on to the fiery heat of a ginger ‘meteor’ and into a swirling serve of Edinburgh Gin on ice. Phew!

We are hugely indebted to the guys at Glassworks VFX, who took these crazy thoughts and realised them in incredible photo-real CG. For the OOH, we pieced together hundreds of photos to highlight the wonder that natural light casts, as it passes through beautifully embossed bottles of Edinburgh Gin. Overall, it’s the most complex project we’ve undertaken to date and one of the most ambitious campaigns ever by a Scottish brand. Thankfully, the results were worth it.

Each brand target set was exceeded, as were all commercial goals.

  • Edinburgh Gin’s liqueur range maintained UK and world number one status, with an incredible 45% value share of the UK market.

  • At a total brand family level, Edinburgh Gin is now the 8th biggest gin brand in the UK and the campaign saw consideration grow by an astonishing amount, from 15% to 36%. That’s 10% ahead of target.

  • Spontaneous awareness of the brand also more than doubled; easing past Sipsmith and Whitley Neill, despite them having competing campaigns live during the same period.