Just Another Day

Drum has worked closely with Age UK to launch its latest ‘No-one should have no-one’ Christmas campaign. In order to capture the bleak reality of loneliness amongst older people at Christmas, Drum, in partnership with production studio Independent, created a poignant film called ‘Just Another Day’. The film follows an older man’s unchanging daily routine without human contact across the four seasons, allowing the viewer to experience the monotony of loneliness in later life, for which Christmas is just another day.

Drum wanted to create an ad that portrays a very different kind of Christmas for those who don’t have any family or friends to celebrate the festive season with. Currently in the UK, more than 1.2 million older people in England are chronically lonely, and 1.4 million admit that Christmas day passes them by just like any other. Drum has absolutely loved working on this campaign with Age UK and is really proud of the impact it has had.

The campaign was overwhelmingly successful, gaining national coverage on social media and in the press including ITV News, Sky News, Channel Four and it was even awarded ‘ad of the day’ and ‘pick of the day’ in creative publications, The Drum and David Reviews.

CREDITS

Creative Director

Monty Verdi

Agency Producer

Maree Gecks

Business Director

Sarah Cabey

Senior Account Manager

Katie Beardsley

Director of Technology

Oliver Thurtle

Creatives

Isabella Ding and Tom Blackwood

Production Director

Laura Botten

Account Director

Alice Pascoe

Head of Design

Michael Ballantyne

Strategist

Flora MacMillan- Smith