How do you sell a bank account to a generation of people who blame the banks for everything?
By creating a 17-minute sci-fi film starring one of Spain’s brightest film stars that posed an even more intriguing question: What are your most precious memories worth?
Cannes Lions — Gold, Silver x2
The One Show — Gold, Silver
Clio Awards — Gold
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Strategy is the heart of great creative. Of course. I mean, if you’re not able to discover what things can touch people’s hearts and you’re not able to discover the needs and expectations of people, you’re not going to be able to be relevant.
Leaning into the insight that Spanish millennials have felt the pains of the economic crisis more than anybody, we looked deeply into who and what they blame. Their responses were overwhelmingly direct: banks.
So, to destigmatize the obstacles, we created “Beyond Money,” a 17-minute film set in a near future where you can sell and buy experiences stored in your memory.
The film was used across media platforms including online, TV, cinema and in Santander offices and branches across Spain.
In just the first week, the film earned 7.3 million views across all channels.
And, importantly, it gave people a little more confidence to trust Santander with their money.
The film received better reviews than Hollywood blockbusters on content platform Movistar+
Negative brand sentiment dropped by 24%
The bank saw the fastest sign-up rate in Santander´s 160-year history