Pepperstone get inside the heads of day traders with Saatchi & Saatchi NZ

11 February 2022

Creative Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi

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The light-hearted campaign is designed to stand out from the masses of stock-footage-filled and typical earnest trading communications.

Australian based multi-award winning CFD broker Pepperstone last year appointed, afer a competitive process across ANZ, Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand as its global strategy and creative agency to assist with the development and launch of a new brand proposition to market.

Pepperstone, with a growing global footprint, licensed in seven jurisdictions and a history of over ten years, was keen to shake things up.

The light-hearted campaign is designed to stand out from the masses of stock-footage-filled and typical earnest trading communications, taking viewers into the mind of the trader, giving Pepperstone a distinctive voice in the market to grow brand awareness through a memorable platform idea.

Day traders are always hyper alert to events that might shift indexes or trigger market volatility. Immediatelythey start thinking about the chain reaction and possible outcomes these situations might have on the market.

And like all of us, when they make decisions, they have the cautious, the risk-taking and the rational voices in their heads – perhaps occasionally interrupted by the distractions of life.

Jordan Sky, Creative Director Saatchi & Saatchi: “Day Traders are such a specific audience with their own unique language and way of thinking, it’s almost like doing a B2B campaign.

"To write this campaign we delved into the world of trading and got inside the mind of a trader - and ultimately figured why not do that literally?”

Tony Gruebner, Pepperstone, Global Chief Marketing Officer: “The number one reason for Pepperstone's past and ongoing success is a passion for continually improving every facet of the trading experience for our clients.

"We do this through a deep understanding of what it means to be a trader and through having empathy for the ups and downs in a typical day, not just financially but emotionally as well.

"I'm excited that with Saatchi & Saatchi NZ we have developed a concept that brings that to life by succinctly encapsulating the internal conflict and dilemma of making crucial decisions, and by extension showcasing the internal dialogue between all the different personality types that sit within every trader.

"This campaign illustrates that at Pepperstone we understand the full array of emotions that our clients go through but that what ultimately binds them is the thrill of the challenge”. 

Steve Cochran, Saatchi & Saatchi NZ, Chief Creative Officer said “These commercials were filmed under quite rigid Covid restrictions. Having a single talented actor on set playing different parts was not only fun but also certainly a good way of adhering to the social distancing rules.”

This campaign, shot by Florence Noble at Eight Films, while not running in New Zealand, launches to a global audience on the 9th of February 2022.

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Chief Marketing Officer: Tony Gruebner

Heads of Marketing: Sheetal Maharaj and Anna Simmonds

Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi NZ

Production Company: Eight

Executive Producer: Claire Kelly

Director: Florence Noble

Music: Mike Newport

Sound: Shane Taipari, Franklin Road

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