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Agency: 215 McCann
Date: Sep 2018
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Ahead of the Ryder Cup golf tournament in Paris on September 25-30, Workday, an enterprise cloud applications company for finance and human resources, is bringing one of the world’s top golfers on as a caddie of sorts.

Phil Mickelson is serving as a ‘business caddie in a global campaign titled, ‘A Partner Like No Other’ for the company. A 60-second spot, created by 215 McCann, draws a parallel between one of the most well-known partnerships in sports – a golfer and his/her caddie – and Workday, by metaphorically portraying the company as a trusted partner for organizations of all sizes and across all industries.

True to form for a company that lists “fun” as one of its core values, the Workday spot takes a humorous approach to convey its relentless focus on providing customers with the insights and guidance they need to help drive their business forward. The spot portrays Workday golf ambassador, Phil Mickelson, as the ‘business caddie’ for a top executive, played by actor Andy Buckley (The Office). Mickelson walks behind Buckley, clad in a Workday caddie vest, advising the executive and staff on crucial staffing decisions, makes production and financial recommendations, and helps increase the office’s overall efficiency, as well as coffee additive recommendations, office ping-pong strategies and haircut analysis.

The campaign will run across television, OOH, digital, print, and social, and target the US market as well as in UK, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Japan.


Client: Workday

Chief Marketing Officer: Christine Cefalo

VP, Brand & Digital: Angela Stark

Senior Director, Creative Services: Gene Bordegaray

Creative Director, Editorial: John Deignan

Senior Advertising Manager: Dena Wang

Agency: 215 McCann

President: Kelly Johnson

Chief Creative Officer: Scott Duchon

Associate Creative Director: Sharon Chow Kaye

Associate Creative Director: Eric Boyd

Director of Integrated Production: Alex Spahr

Executive Producer: Mandi Holdorf

Senior Producer: Rita Ribera Channon

Group Account Director: Julie Sinclair

Management Supervisor: Laura Miley

Business Affairs: Mary Beth Barney

Director of Strategy: Brian Wakabayashi

Strategist: Chelsea Martin

Production Company: Biscuit Filmworks

Director: Aaron Stoller

Partner/Managing Director: Shawn Lacy

Executive Producer: Holly Vega

Head of Production: Rachel Glaub, Mercedes Allen-Sarria

Producer: Mala Vasan

Director of Photography: Sebastian Pfaffenbichler

Production Designer: Lester Cohen

Editorial/Finishing: Cut & Run/Jogger SF

Editor: Pete Koob

Executive Producer: Deanne Mehling

Producer: Brady Fiero

Assistant Editor: Lori Arden

Flame Artist: Matt Trivan

Telecine: Company 3

Colorist: Dave Hussey

Executive Producer: Ashley McKim

Producer: Gabriel Wakeman

Music Production: We are Walker

Music Supervisor: Stephanie Pigott

Recording Studio: One Union

Engineer: Eben Carr

Sound Design: One Union

Engineer: Eben Carr