HSBC is the latest to launch its “The SleepShopper” campaign promoting Apple Pay focusing on ease and convenience.
Following Apple Pay’s foray into the UAE market in late October, several banking companies have announced their compatibility with the service. Even retailers such as Landmark Group announced their support, which isn’t surprising considering 84 percent of American retailers expect to use mobile POS within three years, according to a 2017 survey by Boston Retail Partners.
HSBC was already up against multiple competitors’ offers during the launch of its Apple Pay. So, the bank needed to break the clutter and be heard. Enter “The SleepShopper” campaign.
Aimed at the tech-savvy generation, the film depicts the subconscious journey of a sleepwalker who is on his supermarket shopping spree, late at night. After selecting his everyday items such as cereal, milk and eggs, he pays for them intuitively using Apple Pay leaving the supermarket employee and his co-worker in sheer amazement and disbelief. Of course, the ease of use of Apple Pay is dramatized but it goes beyond just functionality benefits to drive the message in a quirky way.
Garen Yebremian, HSBC Regional Marketing Manager – Cards Portfolio
Ashish Mishra, HSBC Regional Head of Consumer Assets Marketing
J. Walter Thompson Dubai
Nermine Barrada: Business Director
Namal Siddiqui: Account Manager
Nabil El Kourdy: Senior Account Executive
Gautam Wadher: Creative Director
Carine Howayek: Art Director
Jaafar Atwi: Head of Studio & BTL production
Julia Schmutzler: TV Producer
Production House: What If Creative Studio
Director: Markus Virpiö
Executive Producer: Nasrallah Saad
Production Manager: Anora Tukhsanova
Media Buying & Planning
Media Agency: Mindshare