The raw emotions of children experiencing the wonders of the Sydney Royal Easter Show will entice parents to make the trip out to the annual event so they can “Show them Amazing”.
The campaign for the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS), created by Banjo, launches this Sunday, 28 February with TV, press, radio and digital channels, showing the surprised and delighted reactions of children as they experience some Easter Show classics.
The RAS needs to increase attendance at the annual Easter-time event, and Banjo uncovered the insight that people tend to visit every other year. The solution was to find a reason for people to visit every year.
“We’ve moved away from the rational depiction of the show and what’s on, to instead showcase the emotion experienced by our children and, in turn, the emotion we feel as parents,” said Ben Lyttle at Banjo.
To capture the raw emotions of the children in the campaign, the production team used various techniques representing the Show to surprise and delight them. Small farm animals and a gentle horse being patted and fed, a magician working behind the camera and bursting balloons, as well as riding a rollercoaster with a camera, elicited the responses.
Matt Evans, chief marketing officer at the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, said there’s nothing quite like a day at the Show.
“You can meet farmyard animals, taste award-winning produce, say g’day to a farmer, experience the adrenaline of the carnival and so much more. But there’s nothing quite like the look of amazement on kids’ faces when they are experiencing it. That sense of wonder is exactly what this campaign captures.”
Of working with Banjo, Evans said, “They get involved, they get hands-on – even when the campaign briefing is in a farmyard nursery.” Banjo was appointed to the RAS account late last year after a competitive pitch.
“The Easter Show campaign is the first major campaign from the agency, which is working on a broader strategic project with the organisation.”