Saatchi & Saatchi get hearts beating with new BHF spot that’s a little bit exciting

  • August 7, 2023

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) and creative partners Saatchi & Saatchi have today unveiled new work spotlighting BHF’s lottery The Weekly Flutter, and how winning up to £1000 – and funding lifesaving research – is all a little bit exciting.

Based on the insight that the thrill and mood-boosting potential is one of the reasons people play the lottery – 57% say they find playing and supporting the lottery rewarding* – the work taps into that ‘heart fluttering’, little bit exciting feeling that playing the game gives us. Because in addition to getting the heart racing, the BHF lottery also raises funds to support the BHF’s lifesaving research.

To bring the new TVC to life, Saatchi & Saatchi worked with director Jonas Bang to create a rapid paced, fun, elevated and exciting piece of film.

Rich with little bit exciting details like whistling for the first time, the perfect pancake flip, an unexpected sneeze, toast popping and a clean basketball shot, the film leaves the viewer feeling they’ve only scratched the surface of exciting moments, and immediately wanting to watch the advert again when it finishes. Intercut with heart-led and scientific iconography, the fast cut piece features a witty narration by actor Alexis Rodney, highlighting how a flutter can have real, meaningful impact for the BHF.

The Weekly Flutter, British Heart Foundation's weekly lottery, is a fun, and rewarding way for people to support our cause. The excitement and intrigue of the weekly draw gives them the opportunity to win prizes of up to £1000 safe in the knowledge that money raised will fund lifesaving research. Whilst the Weekly Flutter itself is a little bit exciting, at the BHF we are very excited to be able to showcase our lottery to customers across the UK through this new TV advert
Leah Mates
Director of Marketing and Fundraising at the BHF
New work for the British Heart foundation? That’s a little bit exciting! As your finger hovers over the play button your hopes are high but.. not too high! That's the idea in a nutshell. These cash prizes aren’t life changing but the lifesaving research is. Forget buying yachts or never working again, this lottery is a little flutter for a big cause and we’ve brought this to life in a very charming, humble way.
Franki Goodwin
CCO, Saatchi & Saatchi

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