New Campaign Says Boozing And Swimming Don’t Mix

New Campaign Says Boozing And Swimming Don’t Mix

The Victorian Department of Justice is taking a new approach to highlighting the risks of alcohol consumption when in and around the water with a new campaign from Loud&Clear.

Phoebe Jamieson
Posted by Phoebe Jamieson

The campaign encourages Victorian men to stay safe around water by highlighting parts of their life they’ve worked hard for, but could lose, by drinking alcohol and then going for a swim.

The integrated campaign is targeted at men aged 25-39 and features online video, radio, digital and social media executions.

The 30-second online and radio ads feature a slightly intoxicated ‘Darren’ and his friends relaxing by a river in a typical camping setting. Darren mentions he might go for a swim, when his mates start calling ‘shotgun’ on (claiming) his prized possessions (Xbox, car, boat) if he drowns. The ad also outlines the importance of deterring your mates from drinking and swimming.

The Don’t Drink and Drown campaign forms part of the Victorian Government’s annual water safety program. Play it Safe by the Water is a community safety campaign that aims to increase safety around water in a bid to reduce the number of fatal and non-fatal drowning incidents in Victoria.

Agency: Loud&Clear

Client: Victorian Government Department of Justice:
Client Contacts:  Romina Reale, Andrew Ellis
Agency Producer: Julie Rutherford
Creative Director: Joel Beath
Account Director: Sarah Mundine
Writer: Jordan Prosser & Sam Burns
Production House:  Honey Commercial Films
Director: Chris Sferrazza
Producer: Jilly Howe
DoP: Edward Goldner
Editor/Post: Ryan Brett -Manimal Post
Sound Production: Alley
Engineer/Producer: Rodney Lowe
Audio Producer: Theresa Valka