Gordon's Gin reminds Australians to clock off this summer

1 October 2019

Advertiser: Diageo
Creative Agency: Leo Burnett Sydney
Media Agency: Spark Foundry

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The Diageo gin brand has launched a campaign builds upon its global communications platform “Shall We?”.

Diageo gin brand Gordon’s, celebrating its 250th anniversary this year, has launched a national campaign to encourage people to clock off on time this summer and enjoy a gin.

The integrated activity will include a large-scale dynamic OOH and digital campaign, a partnership with Mia Freedman and her Mamamia Women’s Network, as well as pop-up bars in Sydney and Melbourne.

The “Clock Off with Gordon’s…Shall We?” campaign has been devised in collaboration with Publicis Groupe agencies Spark Foundry and Leo Burnett, along with experiential agency Traffik, and builds upon Gordon’s global communications platform “Shall We?”.

To launch the campaign, Gordon’s is partnering with Mamamia and Mia Freedman to ask Aussies to commit to clocking off on time this summer by signing a pledge.

Those who take part will go into a draw for the chance to win a weekend away on Queensland’s Hamilton Island.

Mamamia audiences will be encouraged and reminded to clock off with a series of call-outs on the Mamamia Out Loud podcast, native editorial, and display and social posts.

“To truly reflect Gordon’s brand personality and playful tone of voice, we looked to Australian culture to identify moments that could benefit from the brand’s zest for life," Spark Foundry general manager Lauren Small says.

"These days, if you look around many offices at 5.30pm, it quickly becomes apparent that the age-old ‘clock off moment’ has truly been forgotten. For Gordon’s, this presented a great opportunity to help Aussies take back that moment.”

Underpinned by data that identifies clock off moments, Shall We? triggers will be amplified across OOH, Spotify, digital display, video and social.

Video marketing platform Innovid’s API dynamic video technology will help direct people to their nearest retail liquor store to purchase Gordon’s for their next clock off moment.

Gordon’s will also activate pop-up bars in selected Sydney CBD offices in partnership with oOh! Media, along with Gordon’s Premium Pink pop-up bars in selected Westfield centres across Sydney and Melbourne.

"Our hope is that the new campaign will encourage Aussies to put down their laptops and meet with friends, or simply indulge at home with a Gordon’s gin in hand - guilt free," Diageo marketing manager, light spirits Linda Wellington says.

The campaign will run until June next year.


Diageo Connect team, which includes Spark Foundry as Diageo’s lead connections strategy agency in collaboration with Leo Burnett and Traffik.

Jodi McLeod – Marketing Manager, Light Spirits
Linda Wellington – Marketing Manager, Light Spirits
Susannah Glass – Brand Manager, Gordon’s Gin and Pimm’s
Nicola Tracey – Media and Connections Manager

Linda Fagerlund – National Head of Strategy
Michelle Miroforidis – Strategy Director
Sam McGroder – Business Director
Mary Storey – Account Manager
Sophie Curtain – Digital Account Manager

Natalie Tay-Uceda – Senior Business Director
Prudence Purnell – Senior Business Manager
James Healey – Social Manager
Graham Alverez – Head of Strategy
Audrey Man – Business Manager
James Healey – Content Lead
Bridget Donnelley – Social Media Executive
Ian Broekhuizen – Creative Director
Malcolm Caldwell – Creative Director
Brad Grey – Senior Creative
Gotham Pillai – Copywriter
Filipe Olivera – Art Director

Katie Long – Managing Partner
Eva Sheer – Senior Account Manager

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