Channel 4 today reveals an exclusive partnership with Estée Lauder and media agency MG OMD, representing the first campaign of its kind with a broadcaster for the luxury brand.
The light-hearted, bespoke ad campaign promoting Estée Lauder’s new and improved Advanced Night Repair stars broadcaster Alice Levine (Sleeping With The Far Right, Kevin McClouds Rough Guide To The Future) demonstrating the benefits of the serum in her own words and will launch with a 60 second film during the first ad break in Gogglebox tonight.
A special introduction will feature the Channel 4’s ident blocks as they’ve not been seen before, inspired by Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair’s iconic glass bottle.
The campaign includes shorter edits running across Channel 4’s streaming service All 4 and Estée Lauder’s social media channels.
The partnership was brokered by 4Sales and MG OMD. The idea was developed through 4Sales’ creative arm PL4Y and MG OMD whilst The Outfit is responsible for the creative and production.
Alice Levine said: "I loved working with the fab team from The Outfit and C4 on this campaign. It was really refreshing to talk about beauty in a way that was honest and funny - it doesn’t always have to be po-faced!
It was a fantastic shooting experience, no script, just chatting and I think you can feel that, the films look amazing. I'm a genuine Advanced Night Repair devotee now, I mean, how fab does my skin look on screen!? I'm still popping it on in the morning and before bed...and sometimes in the afternoon, and occasionally I set my alarm and do it in the middle of the night...”
Chris Braithwaite, Agency and Client Sales Leader, Channel 4 said: “We’re really proud of this exclusive collaboration with Estée lauder, the result is a great example of an engaging, creative solution with fantastic Channel 4 talent that delivers brand and broadcaster affinity.”
Emmanuelle Noyer, Vice President, GM, Estee Lauder UK and Ireland, Estée Lauder said: “We've been really excited to work with The Outfit and MG OMD on this exclusive Channel 4 partnership for our new Advanced Night Repair Serum. It’s an honest and fresh approach - filming at home with the beautiful Alice Levine in a completely unscripted and authentic way tells the story of the genuine difference this new and improved version of an iconic product makes to her skin, in her own words.”
Amanda Yaffe-Parker, Client Account Director, MG OMD said: “The launch of Estée Lauder’s new Advanced Night Repair serum required a fresh, new strategy to match. Working with Channel 4 and The Outfit, we wanted to deliver a compelling, authentic message to our audience at the crucial ‘me time’ moment in the evening.”
Notes to Editors
Campaign title: Estée Lauder - Skincare Diary with Alice Levine
Director: Liz Unna
Creatives: Elizabeth Rooke & Adam Kammin
Agency Producer: Alex Dawson
Group Account Director: Natalie Reed
DOP: Sara Deane
Gaffer: Stefan Mitchell
1st AD: Janine Frank
Sound: Lucy Pickering
Production Designer: Benedict Lack
Stylist: Sinead McKeefry
Hair: Jordan Garrett
Makeup: Alison Dunwell
Editor: Adam Rudd
Assistant: Steven Waltham
Offline Producer: Annabel Bennett
Grade: Marty McMullan
Online: Steve Gibbs
Sound: Will Morton
Online Producer: Kabir Malik
About The Outfit (www.theoutfituk.com)
The Outfit creative production studios specialise in creative, production and performance. Bringing ten years of experience at leading media owners, broadcasters and digital and social businesses, The Outfit drives engagement and effectiveness across multi-media channels, delivered through a streamlined studio culture. The Outfit’s client list includes McDonald’s, Channel 4, Coors Light, Suzuki, Google Play, Ecover, Maltesers and Andrex.