Let’s Talk about Death

Death has become something of a taboo in the UK, a taboo that has fuelled a closed shop mentality within the death industry, where prices are spiralling and the bereaved are left short changed. Beyond is the UK’s only price comparison website for everything after life – whether it’s writing a will, engaging a funeral director or purchasing a funeral plan.

However, Beyond knew that to break the taboo and make worthwhile change to the industry, they needed a way to start a meaningful conversation to address the ever-increasing price of dying. They approached us to help them start this conversation. So, we produced an award-winning series of ads that we knew the nation couldn’t ignore.

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THE RESULTS?

The prize for Best Viral Campaign at The Drum Awards 2018, and international coverage from the BBC, New York Times, Daily Mail, Metro, Sky, The Sun, and more – reaching tens of thousands, free of charge.

“Following the controversy, we were overwhelmed by the support we received from the public and this award gives a further stamp of approval from the advertising industry to our campaign.” – Ian Strang, CEO Beyond

Beyond reported thousands of new customers using their free online will services, in turn raising several hundred thousand pounds for charity through legacy gifting.

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