When you think of campaigns for retirement plans, chances are, the first images that come to mind are those of an elderly couple strolling on a sandy beach, smiles and sun on their faces as they look towards the horizon with hope glinting in their eyes while the copy assures the audience that its savings plan will sufficiently prepare them for retirement.
“Be A-Z Ready For Tomorrow”, FCB SHOUT’s first campaign for Allianz Malaysia, peeled off these layers of outdated cliches, and instead focused on the issue at the centre of the retirement reality – preparing for retirement requires more than just saving money.
The “Be A-Z Ready For Tomorrow” campaign kick-started the conversation with a lighthearted film that saw the protagonist’s older future self travelling back in time to warn him about the perils that plagued their retirement, as a result of the retirement savings scheme he had just contentedly signed up for.
“While it’s undeniable that savings is a critical component of retirement preparation, most Malaysians are under the impression that saving is the only thing that they need to do,” said Amy Loke, Chief Market Management Officer of Allianz Malaysia.
“The reality is, to plan for a total retirement, it is also essential to put other factors like healthcare cost and life’s unpredictability into consideration.”
“Challenging the traditional view will always come with resistance and skepticism, so we chose to bring the issue and Allianz Malaysia’s total retirement solutions to the audience’s attention using humour and entertainment to make our message more palatable,” said Suah Boon Chuan, Creative Director of FCB SHOUT.
“More essentially, we needed to show a true understanding of our audience’s desired future lifestyle, hence even our portrayal of retirement was reimagined based on the natural progression of their current way of life. There might be sci-fi elements in our spot, but we wanted it to be clear that the issue was anything but fictional.”
Title: Be A-Z Ready For Tomorrow
Chief Market Management Officer: Amy Loke
Head of Brand & Marketing: Patrina Goh
Team Lead – Consumer Marketing: Jamie Wang
Consumer Marketing Specialists: Divya Pillay, Miki Yap, Shannon Yu
Co-Owner & Chief Executive Officer: Shaun Tay
Co-Owner & Chief Creative Officer: Ong Shi Ping
General Manager: Syahriza Badron
Head of Creative: Wang Ie Tjer
Creative Directors: Jonathan Chan & Suah Boon Chuan
Associate Brand Director: Kong Pooi Ling
Brand Manager: Richie Chan
Senior Copywriter: Wong Ching Sin
Copywriters: Felice Puah & Sal Abdul Malik
Senior Designers: Clovis Liew & Muhammad Fadhli bin Aduan
Editor/Designer: Yong Li Ying
Designer: Lim Joe Ann
Senior Producer: Cheong Wai Leng
Main Film Production House: MINERVA PRODUCTIONS
Film Director: Hadi Hamid
Executive Producer: Chia Lok
Offline Editor: Gerard (DeTouche Post)
Online Artist: Yan Jun (DeTouche Post)
Colorist: Beh Jin Qiang (FilmTroop)
Main Film Audio House: AUDIO AFICIANADO
Studio Director: Farique Nadzir
Sound Engineer: Emy & Ayem
Social Experiment Production House: KDCo
Film Director, Colorist & Sound Engineer: Aaron Wong
Executive Producer: Fendy
Offline Editor & Online Artist: Izzati