The Mayor of London’s office and MSQ have kicked off the first integrated advertising campaign to promote the launch of ‘London Power’, a new energy company available exclusively to Londoners.
Every year, residents in the capital spend an estimated £3.5 billion on gas and electricity household bills, yet London has some of the lowest rates of switching between providers in the country. It also has high levels of pre-payment meters usages (PPM), and low levels of energy efficiency measures, smart meters, and solar panels.
London Power has been set up by The Mayor of London in partnership with Octopus Energy to address these issues, offering customers competitive energy prices, 100% renewable electricity and no exit fees. Any profits made by City Hall will be reinvested into community projects to help tackle fuel poverty and make London a zero-carbon city. All Londoners will be able to switch to London Power from today at www.mylondonpower.com
The advertising campaign, called ‘A Different Kind of Energy’, aims to highlight that London deserves an energy company as different as it’s people. One that’s fair and affordable for all. The hero of the campaign is a vibrant macaw – the mascot designed to personify difference and embody London Power’s intent to stand out from the crowd.
Created by Hugo Bone, John Osborne, Rickie Marsden and Sam Whatley at MSQ’s The Gate London, and directed by David Boni at Lucid, the campaign will run across outdoor, radio, digital and social from January 2020.
MSQ was appointed to the London Power account following a competitive pitch at the end of 2019. The Group’s advertising agency, The Gate London, leads strategy and creative, with Smarts leading on PR activity.
Jamie Elliott, CEO, MSQ’s The Gate London, says: “We’re thrilled to work with the Greater London Authority to launch such an exciting new brand. London Power stands to really shake things up and we look forward to seeing it grow quickly and be the go-to energy supplier for all Londoners.”