|Buying route||Film Packs|
|Sector||Entertainment & Leisure|
|Target Audience||ABC1 Adults|
Following a worldwide platinum selling debut album, First Aid Kit were returning with their second album Ruins. Having built up a cult fanbase and a strong live presence the aim was to break the album comfortably into the UK’s Top 10.
- As a folk band, First Aid Kit fans tend to be ABC1 25+ with a penchant for indie consumption across their whole culture repertoire, not just music. Serendipity dictated that the release of Ruins coincided with cinema’s Awards Season.
- Using cinema in the mix (alongside a podcast campaign with Acast) by targeting arthouse cinemas would help the band connect with a discerning, affluent audience who had gone to see critically-acclaimed awards contenders including Lady Bird, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri & The Shape of Water.
- Having established themselves as a live act the campaign needed to encapsulate this and what makes the band special – their unrivalled harmonies – to connect with potential fans. To ensure that their harmonies were captured in full, Zylia was used – a state of the art microphone that allows you to record entire ‘sound scenes’ with only one microphone.
- The 360 degree creative featured the two sisters singing an acoustic version of their song ”Fireworks”, whilst walking around the Zylia microphone. The sister’s motion was captured simultaneously: visually by the camera and audibly by the microphone.