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Lowe wins games channel PlayJam's brand-building task

LONDON - Lowe has picked up the creative account for PlayJam, the interactive gaming channel run by Open TV.

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The agency was appointed without a pitch to develop a series of television ads to appeal to the core 16- to 34-year-old target audience for the channel, whose users pay for more than a million games each month in the UK.

Lowe's first campaign breaks next week on MTV, E4 and Sky One with a 30-second spot designed to build the PlayJam brand and drive new users to the channel.

The ad features a young salesman showing a couple around a bathroom showroom. The couple are shocked when the shop assistant unzips his fly and urinates into the showroom toilet, while keeping up his sales patter.

When his boss fires him, the salesman smiles, revealing that it was his intention to get the sack so he can go home for another game on PlayJam. The strapline for the campaign is "Can't wait until your next go?".

A second ad in the campaign features an office worker who gets himself fires by groping the breasts of a client.

The ads were written by Zac Ellis and art directed by Richard Littler at Lowe. Media planning and buying on the account is handled by ZenithOptimedia.

Lowe creative director Damon Collins said: "PlayJam is a cool, innovative client which is growing rapidly and has big ambitions. The ads are nicely irreverent, and we've got loads more ideas up our sleeve."

  • Lowe has appointed Lee Goulding as art director to work with copywriter Tom Hudson. Goulding has worked at BST, Bates and Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, and created the Steve McQueen Ford Puma ad.

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