GIO Highlights the Importance of Protecting Precious in Campaign via Ogilvy

“We all have things we feel are worthy of protecting. That’s a deeply human story to tell.”

Insurance provider, GIO, has launched a new brand platform via Ogilvy, signifying “a new direction.”

With the new ‘Protect Precious’ positioning, the campaign aims to take a fresh approach within a category often operating in moments of disaster. The campaign instead focuses on the deeply personal, sometimes quirky reasons why things are precious, and why those meaningful connections deserve quality insurance.

Using the language ‘If it’s precious to you, protect it with us’, the campaign demonstrates that belongings don’t have to be expensive, or moments life-changing, to need insuring. They just have to be special.


“Our new GIO ‘Protect Precious’ campaign shows that GIO understands how different things can have different importance to customers, and in some instances things not worth a huge amount of money can still be incredibly precious to people, so they want to protect them. As a trusted and quality insurer, we are there to celebrate and protect our customers’ most precious things,” said Suncorp EGM Brand & Customer Experience Mim Haysom.


Stories of various precious items are explored, starting with opening titles like a short film.  For instance, the Car Insurance commercial is titled ‘Your Precious Pierre’ and tells the story of the driver Peter, and his precious hatchback Pierre. The story follows Peter as he moves his life from the country to the city, with Pierre playing an important part of this life stage.


“We all have things we feel are worthy of protecting. That’s a deeply human story to tell. Why do we value our things? What do they mean to us? That is very emotive territory to explore for insurance,” said Ogilvy Australia ECD Hilary Badger.

“And it explains why quality insurance cover matters so much. Not everyone has a car named Pierre or a home with turret. But we can all relate to those quirky, perhaps irrational, attachments. This campaign has been a wonderful opportunity for us to create a unique, positive storytelling tone in a category that often dwells on what can go wrong.”


Client: GIO (Suncorp)
Mim Haysom: CMO/EGM Brand & Customer Experience
Rapthi Thanapalasingam: Head of Brand & Content
Mark Condon: GIO Marketing Manager
Bryony Nickless: GIO Marketing Manager

Creative Agency: Ogilvy Australia
Production Agency: Hogarth
Media Agency: OMD
Production: Revolver
Stills: James Geer
Post-Production: Heckler
Sound & Music: Rumble
Retouching Studio: Studio ADFX
TVC Stills Photographer: Stefan Wellsmore


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