'They're Boots Darling' showcases the unexpected in the new campaign for Boots Opticians by Ogilvy

'They're Boots Darling' showcases the unexpected in the new campaign for Boots Opticians by Ogilvy

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A campaign by Ogilvy UK

The integrated campaign by Ogilvy UK, launched on TV, in-store and print. The campaign gate-crashes the world of luxury fashion with beautiful people, confident body language and the production levels usually expected from premium Italian design labels. 

The film features vintage music and follows a diverse group of stylish people all wearing glasses, in a stately home. Just as viewers start to admire the stylish frames, assuming they are designer brands, it goes on to reveal they are in fact Boots Opticians own label glasses, priced from £40.

Madeline Shaw, Head of Marketing, Boots Opticians said: “We wanted to show the world that we’re not only experts in eyecare but experts when it comes to style too. This is a charming and uplifting campaign that I hope will make people smile and feel surprised that Boots Opticians has a whole range of stylish glasses at affordable prices that you perhaps wouldn’t expect.”

Sam Cartmell, Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy UK, said: “Boots Opticians has a surprising range of gorgeous own-brand and designer glasses - and now, hopefully, a campaign to match. ‘They’re Boots Darling’ is a fun idea that captures how good people feel when they find the perfect frames and introduces some playful language that everyone can use when we proudly show them off.”

This fully integrated campaign from WPP agencies including Ogilvy, Mediacom and Bookmark, and partner agency True Story, will run across ATL TV, print, PR & influencer marketing, 121, in-store and social.



Chief ECD: Jules Chalkley
Sam Cartmell
Dave Anderson & Ian Brassett
Fiona Gordon:
 WPP Client Team Lead (UK/EMEA)
Account Director: Michele Lardner
Programme Director: 
Catherine Hainsworth
Social Activation Director: 
Thomas Wigley
Senior Strategist: Charlotte Walters
Agency Executive Producer: 
Sally Miller
Agency Assistant Producer: 
Ancika Mester


Madeline Shaw: Marketing Director
Gail Borley: Senior Marketing Manager
Joseph Cunningham
: Assistant Marketing Manager
Guy Smith: 
Senior Marketing Manager

Production Company: Academy Films

Director: Vince Squibb
1st AD
: Jez Oakley
Executive Producer
: Mark W Williams
Production Assistant: Alice Hopgod
Director of Photography
: Daniel Voldheim

Edit house: Assembly Rooms

Editor: Sam Rice-Edwards
 Daniel Brehemy

Grade: The Mill

Colourist: Seamus O’Kane
Colour Producer: 
Charlie Morris

Online: GPS

Online Post Executive Producer: Annika Gustavsson
Lead VFX
: Steph

Sound Design: GPS

Sound Engineer: Toby Griffin

Music: One More Music Company

Track: Guarda che luna
: Fred Buscaglione
: I migliori anni della nostra vita '50
Music Licensing
: PeerMusic Publishing, Warner Chappell Master

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