St.George launches new Little Dragon brand campaign via Saatchi & Saatchi

16 March 2020

Creative Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi

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The iconic Little Dragon character returns, this time partnering with St. George employee Melissa to do battle on behalf of the bank's valued customers

Saatchi & Saatchi has launched a brand campaign for St.George, bringing the iconic Little Dragon character to life as the alter-ego of a St.George employee, Melissa.

The campaign, highlighting the friendly difference people experience when they bank with St.George, launches with a 45” TV spot plus specific social and pre-roll content, digital, out of home and in-branch.

The film focuses on a high-speed chase with Melissa and her Little Dragon overcoming a series of obstacles in their bid to help her customer. It aims to convey the spirit of customer service that St.George is renowned for.

Kate Kissane, head of marketing, St.George says: “Every time we conduct customer research one thing comes back loud and clear – what sets us apart at St.George is our people. At St.George we believe that banking is a people business, so we really wanted to bring this to life in this campaign.”

Mike Spirkovski, CCO, Saatchi & Saatchi says: “We’re really proud of the success the Little Dragon campaign has had for the St.George brand. It’s been exciting to work with director Paul Middleditch to evolve the alter ego that celebrates the friendly point of difference sitting at the heart of the brand.”


Client: St.George Bank
Head of Group Brands, Advertising & Media Westpac Group: Jenny Melhuish
Head of Brand & Advertising at St George Bank: Kate Kissane
Senior Manager, Advertising at St George Bank: Shea Whittington
Marketing Manager – Brand at St.George Bank: Patricia Wade
Senior Manager – Media at St.George Bank: Mitch Holt

Creative Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney
Chief Creative Officer: Mike Spirkovski
Creative Director: Sam Chappell
Strategy Partner: Iona Macgregor
Managing Partner: Toby Aldred
Senior Broadcast Producer: Michael Demosthenous
Integrated Producer: Greer Macpherson
Group Account Director: Suzanne Leddin
Senior Account Manager: Caitlin O’Connor

Production Company: Plaza Films
Director: Paul Middleditch
Producer: Peter Masterton
Editor: Stuart Morley
Sound: Rumble Studios
Post Production: Alt VFX

Photography Production Company: Prodigious
Photographer: Thommy Thoms
Producer: Ash Weaver

Media: Media Lab
Media Director: Jess Adler


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