KEVIN BACON RALLIES THE NATION TO DREAM BIG WITH THE IPHONE 14 ON EE

·       EE launches its latest campaign Dream Big, featuring Kevin Bacon as an astronaut and rock star, to illustrate that the possibilities are endless with the iPhone 14 on EE

·       The campaign launches with a 30-second spot during ITV’s Coronation Street on Thursday 22nd September

·       The iPhone 14 is available now and comes as EE is the first mobile network to offer Apple One as part of a mobile package with the new Full Works plan for iPhone

22nd September 2022: Today EE announces its latest campaign, Dream Big, featuring Kevin Bacon purchasing the iPhone 14, before living out his dreams of being an astronaut and rock star. The ad, which will launch tonight on ITV during Coronation Street, seeks to show the sky is the limit with the new iPhone 14 on the UK’s best network.

The ad begins with Kevin Bacon visiting the EE store to collect his iPhone 14. As Kevin leaves the store, he turns to the camera and begins to imagine the incredible things he can achieve when using Apple’s best ever iPhone, on the UK’s best network.

The ad brings to life Kevin’s dreams; a series of playful vignettes illustrating the endless possibilities when you combine Apple’s most advanced smartphone with the UK’s best network.

The viewer first sees Kevin as a rock star, playing to a packed crowd at a huge stadium; he stops briefly to take a selfie of himself and the crowd with his iPhone 14. The scene then cuts to Kevin as an astronaut, floating in space with his eyes glued to his iPhone 14 screen as he watches an animated clip.

As the sun begins to rise over the corner of his iPhone 14, light glinting on its slickly designed curves, Kevin highlights how beautiful the screen resolution is, ignoring the incredible view below him. Finally, the ad cuts to Kevin standing at a lectern as he makes an impassioned appeal to a crowd of his supporters – “If you’re gonna dream, dream big people!”.

Pete Jeavons, Marketing Communications Director at EE comments: We’re delighted to offer the iPhone 14 to our customers. As always, Kevin has done a great job of illustrating its features in our latest EE campaign. Every year, Apple’s iPhone launch drives huge excitement amongst our customers and this year is set to be no different. We’re also proud to exclusively include Apple One as part of our Full Works plan for iPhone so when you combine Apple’s best ever iPhone with the UK’s best network, things just keep getting better.”

Saatchi’s Creative Director, William John, said: “For EE’s 2022 iPhone campaign we played up Kevin’s movie stardom. He’s living his dreams with the best iPhone on the best network, and Kevin’s dreams are as big as they come. “

The 30-second TV advert, developed by EE’s advertising agency, Saatchi & Saatchi London, with media planning and buying handled by Essence, goes live with a nationwide TV campaign on Thursday 22nd September, during Coronation Street on ITV. The campaign will also run across video on demand (VOD) with placements on Sky Go’s House of the Dragon, and in cinema during Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Harry Style’s latest film, Don’t Worry Darling. Additionally, the spot will feature during several other broadcast slots, including:

·       Gogglebox (Channel 4) – Friday 23rd September

·       The Voice (ITV) – Saturday 24th September

·       England vs Germany, UEFA Nations League (Channel 4) – Monday 26th September

·       The Great British Bake Off (Channel 4) – Tuesday 27th September

The iPhone 14 is available from EE now. EE customers can exclusively access Apple One as part of a mobile package with the Full Works plan for iPhone. Apple One is the easiest way to get all of Apple’s subscription services in one simple plan, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, iCloud+ with 50GB storage, not to mention an inclusive Roam Abroad Pass. For more information, please visit: ee.co.uk

ENDS

For more information, please contact M&C Saatchi Talk: ee@mcsaatchi.com  

CREDITS:

CAMPAIGN TITLE: DREAM BIG

CLIENT: EE

ADVERTISING AGENCY:  Saatchi & Saatchi

CCO: Franki Goodwin

EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR: William John

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Sam Ball

COPYWRITER: Dominic Martin

DESIGN DIRECTOR: Kris Miklos

DESIGNER: Scott Powell

MOTION DESIGNER: Marco Balducci, Sean Connell

PLANNING DIRECTOR: Olivia Stubbings

SENIOR PLANNERS: Jess Bird, Natasha Loeb-Mills

MANAGING PARTNER: Jonathan Tapper

BUSINESS LEAD: Sophie deGraft-Johnson

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR: Cassie Allen

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER: James Graham

AGENCY TV PRODUCER: Sam Topley

AGENCY STUDIO PRODUCER:  Emma Whiting

MEDIA BUYING AGENCY: Essence 

MEDIA PLANNER: Sophie Franks

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Biscuit

DIRECTOR: Noam Murro

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Polly Du Plessis

PROD CO PRODUCER: Cathy Green

PRODUCTION MANAGER: Samantha Somers

1st AD: Jez Oakley

DOP: Fabian Wagner

PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Chris Oddy 

CASTING: Hammond Cox

EDITOR: Paul Watts / Scot Cato 

EDIT FACILITY: The Quarry

POST-PRODUCTION COMPANY: Framestore

VFX SUPES: Matthew Thomas, Jules Janaud 

CG SUPE: Ed Mykolaitis

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Kamen Markov

POST-PRODUCTION PRODUCER: Alexia Paterson

POST-PRODUCTION COORDINATOR: Chloe Dunn

COLOURIST: Jean-Clement Soret – COMPANY 3 

SOUND ENGINEER: Jon Clarke @ Factory

MUSIC SUPERVISION: Josh Gibbard @ Siren

OOH PRODUCTION COMPANY: Prodigious

OOH PROD CO PRODUCER: Adrian Reilly

ARTWORKERS: Jennifer Bourne, Carl Collins, Gary Clamp

DATE RELEASED: 22nd September 2022

CITY / COUNTRY: UK

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