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2019

Paddy Power Confessional

Company The Public House
Client Paddy Power
  • Bronze
    ADVERTISING - Experiential Single
Creative Director
Colin Hart
Creative Director
Jarrod Banadyga
Copywriter
Jack Walsh
Designer
Hansel Gonzales
Art Director
Diogo Dias
Account Manager
Robyn Claffey
Sr. Account Manager
Eavan Fallon
Account Manager
Ciana Nolan
Account Director
Sinead Dennis
Activation Build
Nine Yards
Account Director
Catrióna Campbell,
Creative Director
Colin Hart
Creative Director
Jarrod Banadyga
Copywriter
Jack Walsh
Designer
Hansel Gonzales
Art Director
Diogo Dias
Account Manager
Robyn Claffey
Sr. Account Manager
Eavan Fallon
Account Manager
Ciana Nolan
Account Director
Sinead Dennis
Activation Build
Nine Yards
Account Director
Catrióna Campbell,

Today, the holy grail for brands is cultural relevance. Telling stories that ingratiate your brand in culture, so that you become a part of it too, deepening your relevance and connecting more meaningfully with your consumers.

Paddy Power is a brand that has built itself on being part of the sports banter, being talked about and shared. But this doesn’t mean a brief is easy. And, it can be more difficult when they want to see if they can drive cultural relevance outside sports. And so, the Pope’s Visit to Ireland represented an opportunity to us to see if we could do this.

We knew directly slagging the Pope and the church was an easy target. Too easy. Instead, we wanted to poke fun at our own relationship with the Church. Introducing the Paddy Power Drive Thru Confession Box. Helping repent decades of sins in seconds, a stone’s throw from the site of the Papal Mass. A 40 foot high confessional using the latest in drive-thru technology got a lot of attention from drivers, with a traffic jam starting as a queue formed to get confession. A Paddy Power approved member of clergy was there to hear the hundreds of pent up sins, with a variety of penances given.

TV & Radio Coverage:

BBC 1 The One Show feature (5 million viewers)

TV3 Elaine Show

Radio Nova News Interview

Full list of press coverage follows:

The Washington Post

USA Today

Newsweek (USA)

Irish Central news sites (USA)

Chron Houston (USA)

News Centre Maine (USA)

AJC News Atlanta (USA)

WSB TV 2 Atlanta & Florida (USA)

Dayton Daily News Ohio (USA)

Journal News Ohio (USA)

National Post (Canada)

Vancouver Sun (Canada)

MSN News (UK)

BBC One Show (TV segment)

The World News The Brisbane Times (Aus)

The Sydney Morning Herald (Aus)

The Guardian (UK)

Metro.co.uk Il Messaggero (Italy)

NewsInI

The Irish Post

The Irish Sun

The Irish Mirror

Our Collaborators

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