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Allstate Insurance: #ResolutionsAreMayhem by Leo Burnett Chicago

Date: Dec 2017
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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