“Is Tina gonna pop her clogs?! Who cares? The BIG news is you can catch the latest Seal Films regional TV Commercial for Blackpool and The Fylde College’s University Centre straight after Corrie on ITV1. TONIGHT at 8.58pm!” Nice to see it on the telly if you’re in the Granada area. But if not, this is the ad from LSM 2001 Graduates Nick Farrimond and Dave Barrow at Seal Films.
“Taking a unique and dynamic approach we devised the concept for the TV ad with the college marketing team, focusing on how the college will help students aspire and achieve. The creative for the ad features the aspirations of two potential future students, delivering the #besomebody message with the help of the iconic song ‘Be Somebody’ from the end credits of a classic 80’s movie.
Seal Films negotiated directly with the writer securing the rights for TV and online. The track appeals to a wide demographic, with the 80’s being particularly ‘on trend’ currently in both music and fashion. A younger audience will identify with the retro vibes and parents might just recognise the movie which featured the song… if the names ‘Mahoney’, ‘Tackleberry’ and ‘Hightower’ strike a chord you might just guess it!”