Ogilvy Johannesburg and MultiChoice (DStv) have launched a new campaign that aims to communicate to consumers that, by having DStv Compact at home, they automatically gain a ‘homeground advantage’, making home the place to be.
The new TVC, produced by Osu Creative Production, introduces the audience to a lead character named Andza, who never wants to go home, but not because Andza prefers to be outdoors. His defiance to stay indoors is driven by his desire for a DStv Compact. Andza roams the streets of Jozi, finding every excuse not to be home.
The TVC is supported by a radio campaign that pokes fun at abo ‘sgidla waars’ which is the colloquial term for people who never sleep at home – exploring new characters who, like Andza, will go to great extremes not to be stuck at home, all because they don’t have DStv Compact.
Molefi Thulo, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy Johannesburg, said, ‘Through the campaign, Makube Mnandi Ekhaya nge DS, we wanted to convey the message that a home isn’t truly a home if there is no DStv Compact. It’s a piece of work that was crafted on insights that many South Africans could relate to.’
Thabisa Mkhwanazi, Executive Head: Marketing at MultiChoice South Africa added, ‘DStv Compact is the home of storytelling and not just any stories, but entertaining ones. The work that our agency partner, Ogilvy Johannesburg, has created, reflects that from the interesting ways in which the stories have been told through the TVC and radio spots.’