Reason Partners has crafted a new campaign for Credit Canada, entitled “Get Out From Under,” that utilizes underwater imagery to illustrate what it feels like to face critical debt.
With household debt in Canada having reached an all time high last year, the campaign is well timed. “More and more people need help staying afloat financially, and we’re letting them know we can be the lifesavers,” said Credit Canada CEO Laurie Campbell. “We’re getting the message out that our not-for-profit credit counseling, financial counseling, and financial literacy programs promote manageable ways to deal with debt, no matter how stormy the seas.”
The simple and direct 30 second television spot, directed by Steve Gordon, portrays a (fully-clothed) woman floundering under water, accompanied by Credit Canada’s message appearing on screen: “Without making a profit or false promises, we’ve helped over 2 million people since 1966.” As the text “We’ll help you get out from under” appears, a hand reaches down to pull the woman up, representing Credit Canada lifting its clients out of debt. The imagery and message from the television spot are echoed in the transit ads, print ads, and collateral components that make up the rest of the “Get Out From Under” campaign. Stick around for credits after the jump.