A new campaign by Allstate agency partner Leo Burnett Chicago finds Mr. Mischief stating that in 2018 he’s trying to be a better man and take steps towards self-improvement. Instead of causing havoc, he’ll be helpful, like being the tennis ball dangling in the garage so you pull the car in just right, as he is in the campaign’s new launch spot. That spot also states at the end, “resolutions are made to be broken, meaning we’ll likely see his resolution unravel as the campaign picks up speed in the new year.
In the first phase of the #ResolutionsAreMayhem campaign, Mayhem is put in situations where he is safe rather than reckless. In one, he’s a safety flare with his head on fire. In another he’s the blinking red light of a home security camera. Two more find him being that aforementioned tennis ball and a home-protecting lightning rod. Mayhem seems reluctant in his new safety role but does his jobs willingly.
The #ResolutionsAreMayhem campaign will feature the hashtag #ResolutionsAreMayhem, a tag that will also appear in digital and social content focused on relatable consumer resolutions, like dieting and exercise. In addition to the new TV ads, fans are encouraged to watch for digital and social components to roll out in three phases: making resolutions, struggling but keeping resolutions and breaking resolutions.
Client - Allstate
Agency – Leo Burnett Chicago
Ad or Campaign – Mayhem Resolutions
EVP, Executive Creative Directors – Mikal Pittman & Dave Loew
VP Creative Directors – Chris Von Ende & Mike Ward
Senior Producer – Leah Karabenick
SVP, Executive Producer - Denis Giroux
VP, Account Director – Bianca Bradford
Account Supervisor – Ryan Seagram
Production – Epoch Films
Director – Phil Morrison
Director of Photography: Jess Hall
Line Producer - Martha Davis
Executive Producer – Melissa Culligan
Editorial – Whitehouse Post
Editor - Matthew Wood
Post FX – The Mill Chicago
Color - Luke Morrison
VFX Supervisor - Udesh Chetty
Sound Design - Another Country
Sound Engineer - John Binder