We are one of the few agencies to have creative and production under the one roof, and one of the few to be specialist in brand response and direct response TV.
Based in Bristol, our Campaign ranking puts us in the Top 5 creative agencies outside of London, and No.1 in our region. We conceive and produce everything from standalone DRTV campaigns to fully integrated brand response campaigns, involving all the above-the-line and below-the-line channels.
With some clients we get involved very early on – helping advertisers with their brand positioning, that then informs the long-term creative strategy, as well as attending to all new creative, brief by brief.
We feel privileged to have clients across a variety of sectors and categories – with market leading clients across financial services, gaming, retail, charity, as well as fintech and online service providers.
Although we don’t operate a culture of submitting for awards - our ethos is very much to focus on delivering creative that performs for our clients, not for our peers - we’ve still managed to have been nominated and recognised with various awards over the years. This includes Grand Prix awards from the Direct Marketing Association, Grand Prix and Gold awards from the IVCA for visual communication content, and the Lovie Awards for social media video content.
Unlike many production agencies, our TV and video teams span both live action and animation services. We produce live action shoots at all scales – from small documentary style shoot to very large FX driven commercials – and animation production covers 2D, 3D and stop frame animation productions
We found Happy Hour via Google and haven’t looked back since! We briefed the team on a requirement to cost effectively test DRTV for the first time and the results speak for themselves. What we love about Happy Hour is their ability to deliver almost perfect scripts on their first attempt – quite a rarity.
They then deliver a cost effective solution to a business problem on time and to budget. The people make the difference – we primarily work with Viv, one of the Account Directors, who is an absolute credit to the agency. She is so “on it” and nothing is ever too much trouble."
Bev Mitchell, Head of Marketing, NFU Mutual
We have worked with Happy Hour for a few years now and are impressed with the creativity, professionalism and work rate of the team.
With our most recent campaign, the culmination of a brand repositioning project with Happy Hour, the team were able to bring alive the Toolstation brand creatively. The new campaign gives a great visual representation with the introduction of the Toolstation ‘helping hand’ as well as telling our customers about our key messages in a fun engaging way."
John Meaden, Marketing Director, Toolstation